Archive for December, 2011
Isn’t this purple kale beautiful?! Kale has been my favorite vegetable of late. With its awesome health benefits, great flavor, and easy preparation, it is an unparalleled super-food.
The most exciting part of it for me is how simple kale is to prepare. After the chaos and stress of the Kickstarter campaign, I have taken steps to actively simplify my life. The simpler, the better.
Two weeks ago I was checking my email on my phone when I awoke at 5am and again every hour or so all day long. I was checking facebook like an obsessive, scorned lover. I was refreshing my Kickstarter page hourly to see how many new facebook fans the project had. There wasn’t a spare moment that I wasn’t checking my email or studying link statistics or fretting about the prospects of meeting my goal. As soon as I did, though, I dropped it all.
I stopped checking my email hourly. I said farewell to facebook. I let it all go and I am so much more content as a result. Now I check my email intentionally instead of filling all those quiet moments with clamor. I am more present and able to appreciate the moment: the breeze, the sun, my tea, people walking by. At some point, in the middle of the day, I will sit down and read/respond to all my emails. Then I will archive them all and my inbox will be empty. No more emails slipping through the cracks. No more emails piling up.
Now that’s freedom.
Wash one bunch of kale, shake off excess water, remove stems, and tear into bite-size pieces.
Heat 1T of Organic Raw Coconut Oil in a wok or frying pan over medium heat.
When the pan is hot, toss in the kale coating the leaves evenly with the oil.
Cover, stir every minute or so for 3-5 min until the kale is wilted but not soggy or burnt.
Drizzle with 1t of Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and toss.
Add a pinch of salt if you like.
Simple. Beautiful. Scrumptious. Perfect!