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Kale is a leafy green vegetable that belongs to the Brassica family, a group of vegetables including cabbage, collards and Brussels sprouts that have gained recent widespread attention due to their health-promoting, sulfur-containing phytonutrients.

Admittedly, I have never been especially fond of greens, but given its health benefits, I do try to incorporate kale in to my diet. High in vitamin A, C, K, fiber and calcium, Kale is easy to cook and is a powerhouse of nutrients.

Some of my favourite ways to serve kale include:

  • in soups and stews
  • sauteed/steamed with beans
  • sauteed/steamed with garlic and served with a splash of lemon juice (see the ‘Garlicky Greens’ recipe in Nava AtlasVegan Express)
  • sauteed/steamed with garlic and red pepper flakes

Though I only had the pleasure of trying it once, I also really enjoyed the Raw Kale Salad served at the Camros Organic Eatery in Toronto, which features a combination of marinated kale, beets, and carrots.


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