A couple of weeks ago, I gave out my first massage to a leafy green vegetable called kale.
I had heard people talk about how wonderful it was.
But I didn’t think I needed to do it. I liked my kale in smoothies, baked or satueed. There was no need for any contact between the two of us.
Now it’s the only thing I’ll ever do to kale.
Well, no, that’s a lie. I’ll still do all the other ways but massaging is my favorite of the moment.
Massaging your food is a little odd but it’s worth it. A five-minute rubdown can transform kale from being bitter and tough to turning silky and sweet. There are two ways to massage your greens. You could take bunches of kale in each hand and rub them together and repeat till the leaves darken, wilt and become silky. Another delicious way is to use olive oil and salt during the rubdown process.
Trust me, you need to be massaging your kale. It takes it to a whole new level of yum.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve got planned for dinner this week. Notice a massage is scheduled on Tuesday. For the kale. 🙂
Sunday: Fish Taco Salad
Monday: Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Bean Bowls
Tuesday: Roasted Sweet Corn and Tomato Soup + Massaged Kale Salad
Wednesday: Baked Broccoli Slaw Egg Rolls + Veggie Peanut Noodles
Saturday: Spicy Thai Peanut Kabocha & Cauliflower
What are you having for dinner this week?
Do you massage your kale?