Give your kale a rub-down
Sounds romantic..doesn’t it? You, a little smooth jazz, and your bunch of kale.
So needless to say, I LOVE kale. You may think that strange but once you learn a little about kale you will love it too.
Kale is an amazing food. Don’t trust me…
For all you science & numbers people check out this link: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2461/2
For all you visual learners check out this link: http://www.juliedaniluk.com/food-facts/the-benefits-of-kale.html
So why don’t we all chomp on kale every day? Well…for many people the chewy texture and fibrous flavour are not exactly palate pleasing. I have a few creative ways to incorporate kale into your diet but first I’ll start with the title of this post- “kale rub downs” .
Massaging raw kale breaks down the cellulose structure of the leaves transforming them from chewy and tough to soft and silky. The kale takes on a milder, sweeter flavour and keeps in the fridge for about 3 days.
Wash and de-stem the kale leaves. Slice..”chiffonade” for all you fancy culinary folks…or tear into smaller, bit-sized pieces. Spin off as much water as possible (or dry with a towel). Place kale in a bowl, drizzle with a small amount of olive oil, a splash of lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt. Now get to rubbing. Use firm pressure, massaging the leaves for about 3 minutes until they are soft and turn dark green.
At this point you can store in an airtight container in the fridge, use in salads, or in other recipes.
Stay tuned for some great kale recipes!