Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Kale: It's everywhere!

The kale craze is on. Kale is everywhere: the grocery section, the farmer’s market and even in
Kale is in the same family as collard greens, brussels sprouts and broccoli. The history of kale begins in Roman times. It became quite popular during the Middle Ages as the hardy plant became a mainstay in most diets.
Today, we know that kale is full of beta carotene, vitamin K & C and calcium.

Kale Ragu
In a skillet, medium heat
2 tbsp olive oil
1 chopped onion
1 lb kale
Cook until onions are soft.
Reduce heat to simmer
1 can diced tomatoes
1 tsp minced garlic
1 ½ cup water
¼ tsp ground cumin
1 cans cannellini beans
1Tbsp oregano
1 tsp basil

Simmer until beans are cooked. 

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