I remember when I was pregnant with my 2nd child and given a list of dietary recommendations at our Bradley class. I remember being particularly puzzled by the “green leafy vegetables” section. All I could think of was lettuce and spinach. But since I have started farming I have been introduced to a whole world of tasty green goodness. I am still learning though how to vary my greens diet. Here is a new favorite kale recipe from my aunt Patty.
I bunch kale
1 Tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt
Cut the ribs off kale leaves and rip or cut into bite sized pieces.
Toss with oil and sprinkle with salt. Spread on a well-oiled cookie sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Put in oven for 10 minutes, then flip and cook for another 10 minutes but watch closely. I actually turned the oven off after seven minutes and just left them in for about 10 minutes.
And you have a whole bunch of tasty green goodness. My aunt says, “they kind of melt in your mouth.” Proeun says “it’s kind of like eating leaves” but I say, “really good leaves.” Anyway that is what it is, leaves.