Another interest of mine is healthy cooking and eating. It’s a subject that comes up a lot with my clients and we often share recipe ideas, so it seems like a natural addition to the blog.
I got this delicious recipe from my friend, Alice. As Alice would say, Kale is hella good for you. This low calorie, high fiber leafy green is chock full of antioxidants including carotenoids, flavonoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, and manganese. It is also an anti-inflammatory food with detoxifying properties. The nutrients in kale stimulate cellular turnover and ease inflammation making it a powerhouse for your skin. The carrots, sunflower seeds, lemon and sesame tahini in this recipe add an additional boost of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory components and healthy fats.
Alice’s Awesome Kale Salad
3 cups raw kale (any variety other than dinosaur) torn into bite size pieces
1 carrot, grated
2 T sunflower seeds
Juice of 1/2 lemon
2 T sesame tahini
1 raw clove garlic, minced or 1 t garlic powder (fresh is more delicious but not advised if you need to be around people)
enough water to thin to desired consistency – about 1-1/2 T
1/8 t salt
Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a bowl. Toss the salad ingredients together with the desired amount of dressing and serve. If you have leftover dressing, it’s delicious on other salads or served as a dipping sauce for carrots.
Note: My husband prefers kale cooked so he sautes this salad in a pan coated with cooking spray and enjoys it warm.