Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Kale

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Kale has been a hot topic among the blogosphere and health conscious community for several years now. Although touted as one of the most beneficial foods one could eat, the actual specifics of why kale is good for you are hardly mentioned.  With all the disinformation and fake news out there, how can we truly know if kale has as many health benefits as we’ve been led to believe?

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Joey Bruno, owner of ThriveCuisine.com, holds a master’s degree in Nutrition & Food Science from Montclair State University. He’s a foodie and wannabe vegan chef. He currently lives in Delaware with his wife and likes to go for long walks with his dog and practice jiu-jitsu in his spare time.

Roasted Kabocha Squash with Pumpkin Seed Kale Pesto

Fall and winter are perfect times to have the highly versatile squash, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it in the spring, since there are many varieties available all year ‘round.

One of my favorites is the Kabocha. I also enjoy modifying sauces with my favorite flavors. In this recipe for Roasted Kabocha Squash with Pumpkin Seed Kale Pesto, I’ve substituted pumpkin seeds for the typical pine nuts in the pesto.

Serves 4.

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evōx Executive Chef Barbara Wilder Pearlman believes in sharing her passion and connecting with people through food. After 15 years as a hair and makeup artist in the entertainment industry, she followed that passion and attended the Cordon Bleu culinary school, graduating at the top of her class. Following graduation, she worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant and a Malibu treatment center, and then started her own catering company. Later, she joined the Whole Foods team, researching and developing recipes, launching healthy eating venues and catering events. Culturally eclectic cuisine is Barbara’s style, and she loves to use a diverse combination of flavor profiles. With experience in many techniques and an affinity for a variety of ingredients from around the world, Barbara’s creations range from vegan, vegetarian and other special diets to handcrafted charcuterie, cheese and preserves. Whether it’s staying true to the cultural integrity of a dish or mixing it up with fusion, she appreciates food that inspires creativity.

Jazz Up Your Greens | Citrus Ginger Kale

Citrus Ginger Kale

Citrus and raw kale go hand in hand - not only does the citrus help temper any bitterness from the kale, the acid helps to break down the fibers so it is easier to digest in its raw state. Eating kale raw will maximize its health benefits, since none of the nutrients will be lost through cooking.

Prep time: 20 minutes

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About The Author

Barbara Wilder Pearlman's picture

evōx Executive Chef Barbara Wilder Pearlman believes in sharing her passion and connecting with people through food. After 15 years as a hair and makeup artist in the entertainment industry, she followed that passion and attended the Cordon Bleu culinary school, graduating at the top of her class. Following graduation, she worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant and a Malibu treatment center, and then started her own catering company. Later, she joined the Whole Foods team, researching and developing recipes, launching healthy eating venues and catering events. Culturally eclectic cuisine is Barbara’s style, and she loves to use a diverse combination of flavor profiles. With experience in many techniques and an affinity for a variety of ingredients from around the world, Barbara’s creations range from vegan, vegetarian and other special diets to handcrafted charcuterie, cheese and preserves. Whether it’s staying true to the cultural integrity of a dish or mixing it up with fusion, she appreciates food that inspires creativity.

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Kale leaves stacked on wooden cutting board atop plank table.
04/01/2017
Super Food Kale has been a hot topic among the blogosphere and health conscious community for several years now. Although touted as one of the most beneficial foods one could eat, the actual... read more
10/20/2014
Fall and winter are perfect times to have the highly versatile squash, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it in the spring, since there are many varieties available all year ‘round. One of... read more
Citrus Ginger Kale
07/18/2013
Citrus and raw kale go hand in hand - not only does the citrus help temper any bitterness from the kale, the acid helps to break down the fibers so it is easier to digest in its raw state. Eating... read more
Kale leaves stacked on wooden cutting board atop plank table.
04/01/2017
Super Food Kale has been a hot topic among the blogosphere and health conscious community for several years now. Although touted as one of the most beneficial foods one could eat, the actual... read more
10/20/2014
Fall and winter are perfect times to have the highly versatile squash, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy it in the spring, since there are many varieties available all year ‘round. One of... read more
Citrus Ginger Kale
07/18/2013
Citrus and raw kale go hand in hand - not only does the citrus help temper any bitterness from the kale, the acid helps to break down the fibers so it is easier to digest in its raw state. Eating... read more