Ingredient Challenge Monday!

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Today we are announcing the ingredient that will be used in Ingredient Challenge Monday!  This is our second Ingredient Challenge, and we have added another challenger!  

This weekend there will be four of us creating recipes from one ingredient; Nutritionella, Marci Gilbert, And Love It Too!, and Yours Truly ;).  Now onto the ingredient…..



Just some interesting little tidbits about Kale….in case you were wondering. 

♦Kale is loaded with beta carotene which is important for our vision (7 times of that in broccoli!).

♦Kale is high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Vitamin B6.

♦Sulforaphane (? never heard of that, even in nursing school) is produced when you chew vegetables like kale, which actually are thought to be detoxifying chemicals that protect against cancer. 

So, now I can’t wait to find out what everybody comes up with for this recipe challenge –  Check back on Monday to see our dishes and have a safe and Happy New Year!

~Dixie Chik~


  • Barbara
    January 1, 2011 at 1:30 PM

    I agree with Mija – I love Kale in my smoothies. I also think that Kale Chips are so great. I think Kale can be so many things – it will be an interesting challenge.

  • Chris at Hye Thyme Cafe
    December 31, 2010 at 4:14 PM

    I was introduced to kale not that long ago and love it! If my head doesn’t explode over the weekend (mega head cold), I’ll try to jump in on this with you guys. Hopefully I can at least retain the thought long enough to check back in and see what everyone comes up with if I’m still in a fog. Have fun with it, and Happy New Year!!! 🙂

  • admin
    December 31, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    Feel better and Happy New Year Chris 🙂

  • Mija @ A Southern Diva
    December 31, 2010 at 1:06 PM

    I put Kale in my green veggie smoothies. It’s so yummy 🙂 I never knew it had 7 times more beta carotene the broccoli.

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