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Cooking Matters Michigan

Empowering families with the skills, confidence and knowledge to prepare healthy and affordable meals

Yes we kale

dorothy hernandez

Kale is a superfood that's enjoying its time in the spotlight, according to this article on NPR. From the guy who's got Chick-fil-A up in arms about his "Eat More Kale" slogan to its ability to be turned into yummy, savory chips, this green is not only good for you but quite tasty. My favorite way to have kale is the aforementioned chips (I tear dinosaur kale into pieces, sprinkle with olive oil and salt and then bake on parchment paper for 30 minutes at 200 degrees).

Salads are also a great way to eat more kale. A big part of the fun of working at Cooking Matters is the potluck at the end of a class series. Here's a great recipe, which volunteer Katie Lee brought to a potluck at Hamtramck Public Library a couple of months ago. Sorry there are no pics of the actual salad ... it was so popular we ate it all!

Confetti kale Recipe courtesy of Katie Lee 6 cups chopped kale 1 clove minced garlic 2 Tbsp olive oil

*In large frying pan sauté kale over medium heat, stirring constantly for 10 minutes.

Mix in: 3/4 cup corn 1/2 chopped red sweet pepper 1/4 cup water 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper

*Cook for 10 minutes.

Serves ~4 people