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Vegan “Cheesy” Kale Chips

You will be surprised at how tasty (and cheesy) these kale chips are. Try using purple kale to get extra phytonutrient benefits. Ingredients: 4-5 cups purple kale, washed and removed from tough stems, and torn into chip-sized pieces Avocado spray Salt to taste 1/2 t garlic powder 1⁄4 cup Nutritional Yeast Directions:   Preheat the oven to 300 degrees or 250 degrees if you have a convection setting. Place kale pieces in a large bowl and spray lightly with avocado oil. Mix with hands and spray another layer of avocado oil. Sprinkle with the salt, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast and toss with two spoons. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Remove the kale chips when they are crispy but not too browned. ...

Kale Caesar Salad

The Salad 2 Bunches of Lacinato ( Tuscan ) kale, washed well, stalks removed then torn into 1-2 inch pieces 2 T extra virgin olive oil Pinch of salt 4 Strips of nitrate-free bacon ( optional ) cooked crispy and broken into 1-inch pieces 1 avocado pitted and sliced into strips ½ small red onion, thinly sliced ½ cup cannellini beans drained and rinsed 1 T nutritional yeast or 2 T parmesan cheese   The Dressing 5-6 anchovy fillets, drained 2 cloves garlic 3 T nutritional yeast ½ organic Dijon mustard ¼ cup vegan mayonnaise Juice of 1 ½ lemons ¼ cup cannelloni beans 2 T extra virgin olive oil Salt and pepper to taste   Place tore kale leaves in a large serving bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and a pinch of salt. Massage the kale for about 3-4 minutes with the oil and salt....

Eat Greens Every Day and Build an Internal Rainforest

  Have you ever gone through your week, and realized that you didn’t eat any greens? I used to do this and then would crowd in a salad here or there thinking that was enough. But was it enough?  NO!  We should be eating greens EVERY day, with EVERY meal.  Sounds strict, and I know a plate of greens isn’t as much fun to eat as a plate of French fries.  Let’s move past what our taste buds want and move forward to what our bodies need as a WHOLE. We need greens.  Greens help build your internal rainforest and strengthen the blood and respiratory system.  They act as a systemic purification, or detoxification, for our body, and help to balance our internal pH.  Dark, leafy greens are essential...