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Superfood Kale

Superfood Kale

| February 16, 2011 | 4 Comments

Inspired ways to work this insanely nutritious vegetable into your diet…like this Tuscan Kale Caesar Salad.

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Defending Brussels Sprouts

Defending Brussels Sprouts

| November 10, 2010 | 3 Comments

Contrary to popular belief, Brussels sprouts are best when cooked al dente. Sautéed until slightly crisp, they have a lush taste that is both sweet and savory on the plate. If you sat in a hot bath you’d get all pruney, right? Well overcooking Brussels sprouts does the same thing, while also bringing out a sulfuric smell. But all this can be easily avoided if you keep your eye on them and DON’T OVERCOOK.

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Cruciferae: The Scary Vegetables

Cruciferae: The Scary Vegetables

| October 29, 2009 | 2 Comments

But don’t lose heart. If your child has decided she hates all things cruciferous, you can trick her into getting excited about eating them. Don’t worry. I’m not suggesting you hide the vegetables (as I am strongly against deceiving kids about food — Santa Claus, however, is a different matter). Rather, I support getting your children interested in eating these amazing vegetables with their eyes wide open, and some of the little darlings will even come to love them. The younger your kids are, the easier your job. So if your kids are a little older, your task will be more difficult, but with a little effort — along with a fair amount of Parmesan cheese and bacon — it’s possible to convince your kids that cruciferous vegetables are not only edible, but quite tasty.

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