Check out this kale recipe created by our own Coach Lance! Kale, also known as borecole, is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. So what makes Kale one of the best veggies you can eat? Check this out…
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“One cup of kale contains 36 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 15% of the daily requirement of calcium and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), 40% of magnesium, 180% of vitamin A, 200% of vitamin C, and 1,020% of vitamin K. It is also a good source of minerals copper, potassium, iron, manganese, and phosphorus. Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K — and sulphur-containing phytonutrients. Carotenoids and flavonoids are the specific types of antioxidants associated with many of the anti-cancer health benefits. Kale is also rich in the eye-health promoting lutein and zeaxanthin compounds.Beyond antioxidants, the fiber content of cruciferous kale binds bile acids and helps lower blood cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, especially when kale is cooked instead of raw.”
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We made it last night with our home grown Red Winter Kale, and man was it TASTY! Thanks to Coach Lance for this delicious vegan recipe. 🙂 Try it at home; the first comment posted will get enough of my home grown kale to make their own. 🙂
Braised lacinato Kale, shittake mushrooms, ginger, garlic, chili flake
1# shiitake mushrooms, stem removed, sliced
2 bunches lacinato kale ( I used red winter Kale), sliced thin, washed, drained
1 TBS garlic minced
1 TBS ginger minced
3 TBS olive oil
pinch of chili flake
salt and pepper
3 scallions, sliced
Heat oil in large pot over medium heat. Add shittake mushrooms and cook for 10 minutes stirring often. Add garlic, ginger, chili flake, salt and pepper. Mix well. Cook 5-7 minutes or until garlic and ginger is cooked.
Add Kale, mix well, season with salt and pepper. Add 1/2 cup water. Cover loosely, cook 35 minutes on low heat, stirring often.
Garnish with scallions.