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Kale is in-season through mid-winter, and our favorite farm stand literally had a mound of beautiful, leafy kale for sale at this week's market. The dark hearty greens are possibly one of the best vegetables you could eat since it's full of vitamins K, A, and C, plus magnesium, fiber and much more. Our go-to way for preparing kale is to simply sauté it with some garlic and olive oil, and for a fancier, deeper flavor, we like to add a bit of smoked paprika. If you've already got too many pots on the stove, toss the leaves with oil and garlic and roast it in the oven.

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  1. jameswilson November 26, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    Eat you vegetables children..Brussels sprouts are "brain-food," which I need a few tons of...daily. Today, when I think of Brussels sprouts, I think of the movie with Elaine May and Walter Matthau; "A New Leaf". I also think, nay.. "feel" of the way my wife prepared them. She did some kind of a sauce and a glaze. Our Thanksgiving table, back in the very old days, had at least a dozen vegetables on the table and side-board.
  2. JennaK November 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    Support your local farmers by purchasing locally resourced foods. Farmers markets and community supported agriculture groups are a great place to find fresh and wonderful foods.