We’ve put hours into our garden, mostly because we enjoy it. There’s nothing like the satisfaction of picking food off a plant that you planted and nurtured. Nothing tastes as good either.
The first few tomatoes are starting to ripen, but it remains to be seen if we’ll get a good crop. If all else fails, though, we’ve got kale–so much kale that we’re eating it almost every night. You might think we would tire of kale. But it’s tasty and really good for you. We toss it in salads, roast it and even bar-b-que it. Granola Baby and I once ate a whole head of it for dinner by ourselves. And for my dear friends who are afraid of checking yummy, healthy greens for bugs–this dinosaur kale is super easy to check.
Below is our favorite (and easiest) kale recipe.
Don’t be above bribery if your kids (or husband) won’t try it. In our house, everyone who tries a new food or retries one they don’t like gets a treat. Works like a charm on kids and adults alike.
1 head of kale, chopped into large pieces for the oven or left whole for the grill (We grew dinosaur kale, but any kind will work)
1t chili powder
1t garlic powder
Place kale on a baking sheet. Combine spices and sprinkle evenly over kale. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast at 375 for 10 minutes or until desired crispiness. For the grill, leave it over a low flame for 1-2 minutes per side.