Some people are crazy for Vail. Some people are even crazy for Quayle. But me? I’m crazy for kale. And so is my friend Hallie Klecker, who released a new e-book today titled Crazy for Kale: Glow from the Inside Out with 40 Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes.
Hallie is a well-known food blogger; you can purchase her book while it’s still hot off of the e-press. It is available for $5.99, and it contains 40 recipes (33 are Paleo/grain-free, 31 are vegan).
According to the website WHFoods.com, kale provides comprehensive support for the body’s detoxification system. Further, kale provides cholesterol-lowering benefits, and also reduces the risk of certain cancers.
Researchers can now identify over 45 different flavonoids in kale, including quercetin. Kale’s flavonoids combine both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits and help to prevent oxidative stress as well as chronic inflammation.
As you can see, both Hallie and I are head over heels crazy for kale. Here are some of my own kale-icious recipes.
Mint Chip Protein Shake
Kale with Cranberries
Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips
Lemon Kale Chips
Green Chicken Soup
Chicken with Cherries and Kale
Kale Almond Pesto
Simple Braised Greens
How to Prepare and Store Kale
Raw Kale Shiitake Salad
Kale Salad with Grapefruit
Raw Kale Salad
Kale with Gomasio
My younger son and I make a raw kale salad at least once a week. He is adamant about massaging the kale for at least a few minutes in order to make it more tender, and takes great pride in seasoning it as well.
Are you crazy for kale? If not, give it a try. You might go over the deep end for it, just like Hallie and me.