Sesame Kale

Sesame Kale

Lately, I've been eating more greens (both spinach and kale).  Whenever I find myself slipping into patterns of random eating and devouring more vegan cakes and cookies, I try to recalibrate by eating more greens.  I have several go-to greens that get me back on track.  Kale is one of them.  But who wants to eat bland kale.  It's tough, flavorless, and personally unappealing to my tastebuds.  

I've been using this kale recipe for years.  It's my go-to, even when eating salads start to get boring.  Plus, kale is that green vegetable that makes me feel more healthier instantly.  Kale is low in calories, high in fiber and vitamin K, loaded with anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits, vitamin C, and calcium.  It's a perfect food as well if you are trying to detoxify your system. 

Here's how I prepare it?

1.  I purchase organic kale in the bag from Costco.

2.  I fill up a regular size bowl with kale.  

3.  I pour about 3-4 tbs of extra-virgin olive oil on the kale.  I then massage the kale in the olive oil until it starts to breakdown the kale.  Breakdown means to become limp (almost like it's been cooked).

4.  I add 2.5 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar (Braggs or Costco) and again watch it breakdown.  

5.  I add a couple light squirts of agave nectar to balance the acid in the apple cider vinegar.

6.  I then add Himalayan sea salt and Bragg's Liquid Aminos.

7.  I add 1/8 - 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast (purchase from bulk section at Whole Foods).

8.  Lastly, I add sesame seeds (as much as you like).  It's optional but you can add sesame oil as well if you like the taste.

9.  Use your tongs to mix everything together.  If you have time, cover the bowl with a plate and give it 15 minutes for the flavor to marinate.

Enjoy it and let me know how it turns out.  Also, feel free to comment.