Posts filed under ‘Kale’

My Copycat Rice Bowl

Awhile back, I posted about our trip to Cafe Gratitude and my obsession with their “I am Accepting” rice bowl. I never did try to make it at home…until today! I’ve been craving kale and salty things…so I meandered around the web for awhile to find a dressing that suited my fancy. And I must say, it turned out pretty close to the real thing! 🙂 I just used what I had on hand…but this can be made with so many  different ingredients.

I cooked up some brown rice and added some chopped raw kale while it was still a bit steamy. Then I added:

  • nori
  • cucumber
  • avocado (the creamy mild flavor cut the saltiness of the seaweed and miso nicely)
  • hemp seeds

Then I made this dressing:

1/4 cup white miso
3 tablespoons rice vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup (it called for agave, but I’m not really using that anymore)
1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons water

It was REALLY tasty. This made enough for a large bowl. I ate it all, but it could definitely be split to 2 servings or even 3 small side servings. You could also use this dressing for a regular salad.

Enjoy!

October 21, 2011 at 2:02 pm 6 comments

Raw Kale Avocado Salad

Kale is an amazing food. You should eat lots and lots and lots of it. We’ve been eating it daily here…in the form of juice, smoothies, and salads. You can check out its awesome benefits and nutritional content here. Anytime you can avoid cooking something…it’s better. However, kale tends to be rather tough and stringy when raw. One of the most common raw recipes you’ll see out there is the raw kale and avocado salad. The mixture of salt and lemon juice essentially “cooks” the leaves and breaks them down enough to make it a delicious salad.

I first saw this recipe in Alissa Cohen’s cookbook, Living on Live Food…but you can find so many different versions of this salad across the web. I’ve adjusted the ingredients to my taste, but as always…tweak it to YOURS!

  • 1 head kale, shredded (I prefer the taste of curly kale for this one)
  • 1 cup tomato, chopped (fresh salsa is also delicious!)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil or hemp seed oil (go for less if you can)
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Celtic or Himalayan sea salt, to taste (1/4 – 1/2 t)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne (optional)
  • For extra yummy…add 1-2 sheets untoasted nori (snip up with scissors into little bits)
  • Optional toppings: raisins, pine nuts, hemp seed nuts, sesame seeds

Preparation

In mixing bowl, toss all ingredients together. Mush everything together (with hands) to created marinated/wilted effect on kale. This makes it much tastier and easier to digest.

Here is a great video by the raw food coach, Karen Knowler…demonstrating how to make this salad:

February 12, 2008 at 2:35 am 58 comments







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