Vegan Food – Kale
Kale is the new lettuce. It is a member of the cabbage family but it has a milder taste. Some people have called Kale a Superfood. It is a perfect vegan food because in addition to being an excellent source of Vitamins A and C it is also one of the best plant sources of readily absorbed calcium.
Kale is very versitile. It can easily be used in pastas or soups, made into chips, or added to potato or bean dishes.
Before using make sure that the Kale is washed. Dirt and sand are often found hidden deep in the leaves but it is easy to remove. It is often best to tear the leaves from the thick stems and then swish them both in a big bowl of water.
There a several varieties of Kale. They should all have firm leaves and stems with no yellowing. After your purchase you should store it, unwashed in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the fridge.
If you want to try a delicious snack that everyone loves, try making your own Kale Chips. They are fast and easy and even your kids will love them.
Just tear the leaves off of the stem in about one inch peices, toss with a little olive oil and seasoned salt and bake for about 30 minutes at 300 degrees.