Thursday, February 17, 2011

Kale and White Bean Soup and the CA

I am super excited to be mentioned in this Commercial Appeal article from Tuesday. I love just about anything talking about the benefits of a good home cooked meal, and especially for babies! If anyone happens upon my little blog from that article, hello! My little munchkin is not a baby anymore but a walking, talking, opinionated two year old. The blog has progressed as he has, and hopefully will continue to do so. Although I still try to focus on healthy, kid friendly stuff, the baby-baby food starts here.


On a cooking note, I made this AWESOME kale and white bean soup the other night. Graham's aunt and uncle brought us a gigantic bag of delicious kale, cause that's just how our family rolls. We bring each other produce. I like it that way. They also brought us a couple of pieces of brioche from Au Farm Farmtable. I pretty much followed the recipe for the soup, but I made croutons with the brioche and topped it with parmesan cheese. To make the croutons, I cut the bread into cubes, sprayed it with olive oil, and enlisted my handy-dandy toaster oven (again). Baked them at 375 for about 20 minutes, until they were nice and crunchy. It was such a great meal...what could be better way to get nutrient dense kale into our diet? Seriously, one cup of kale has 15% of the RDA for calcium and B6 (especially important for vegetarians), 180% of vitamin A, 200% of C, and a whopping 1,020% of vitamin K! It's a nutritional powerhouse! I wish I had more of that soup for lunch right now, but it didn't stay around for long...

4 comments:

  1. I just ate kale and noodle soup for lunch. Jeez. this is getting weird.

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  2. Seriously. Get out of my brain! I want a kale and noodle soup recipe.

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  3. This looks so yummy! I hope I can try it soon : )

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  4. I want this! Congrat on the CA mention! I'm in catch up mode again and drooling as I do so!

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