Life Saving Kale Salad
When I was batteling my depression, I was looking for inexpensive ways to eat healthy and get more greens into my body. I stumbled upon this recipe at a hippie gathering of sorts and was magically transported to the land of happy becuase my body and brain chemistry were given the energy and nutrients it needed to function. Feel free to play with the ingredients just remember to massage that olive oil in!
1/3 cup Bragg Liquid Aminos or tamari soy sauce
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/3 cup flax seed oil or extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 medium red onion
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1 pound fresh lacinato kale
1/2 cup sunflower sprouts
1/2 cup alfalfa sprouts
1 avocado diced
1.The key to a kale salad is to massage the oil into the kale with your hands and let it sit. Do this first to the de-stemmed and fine chopped kale you have in the bowl.
2.Combine the Bragg or soy sauce and lemon juice in a blender or whisk in a bowl.
3.Toast the seeds in a heavy bottomed pan (cast-iron is the best) over medium heat until seeds are just golden and fragrant. Toast each seed type separately as their size requires varying roasting times. Cool to room temperature.
4.Toss the seeds, spouts, onions, and kale and as much dressing as necessary to lightly but completely dress the kale. Thoroughly massage the kale with your hands.