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All Hail the Kale

13 May

For years I have been hearing about this delicious yummy green leafy vegetable called “Kale”. According to one friend, kale is the one veggie she misses the most now living in Israel.

Well last week I ordered kale (!!!!) from an organic farm – I have been eating organic veggies for the past month and can select which veggies to include in my “box”.

I didn’t order enough kale. at all.

I made kale and it was scrumptious.

I washed (no really scrubbed) the kale clean, removed the entire stem/backbone from each leaf and then I let it dry.

I chopped up a bunch of garlic and a little bit of fresh ginger and added it to a large frying pot and with a bit of olive oil. I fried up the oil for a few minutes with the garlic and ginger and then added the kale. a pinch of  chili flakes, salt, pepper and a nice squeeze of lemon (about a teaspoon) and let the greens wilt for about 3 minutes and the closed the flame.

At the same time, I boiled up some short grain brown rice with just some salt and olive oil in the water.

Once the rice was done, I mixed the greens into the rice and Voila! Dinner was served.

I need to order more kale this week.

PS – Kale in Israel

1. Organic Community farms like www.haorgani.co.il

2. Bodek (online) http://www.bodek2go.com/

3. Namal Tel Aviv (Port of Tel Aviv) on a Friday morning

4. The Sufershol on Iben Gvirol by Migdal HaMeah (between Arlozoroff and Jabotinsky)

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We Should Know What We Are Eating

28 Jul

There has been a backlash over the past decade regarding food in America and a promotion for organic food.

Over the past 7 years or so, I have changed my eating habits drastically. I rarely eat fast food, junk food and prefer fresh fruits, veggies and nuts to sustain me.

As a former residence of America, I am thankful I no longer eat the food that was readily available to me and welcome the fresh(er) food available to me in Israel.

The idea that most of the food I was eating was processed, genetically altered, rich in sodium and other toxins makes me nauseous. The meat industry alone makes my face turn green.

It scares me to read or hear about the food industry and the power it has over the American people. For all the discussions revolving the “unhealthy” state of Americans, the government is doing everything in its power to keep its population unhealthy.

If the government really wanted to end obesity and get the people back on the right track, they could. They could raise taxes for fast food, junk food, ingredients that are unhealthy.

Why is it the government against smoking and not unhealthy food? There is enough evidence to support the addictive and unhealthy nature of specific ingredients.

At some point the government must weigh the farming industry and all of its components vs. the rising healthcare costs that have some serious connections to the food the public is eating.

What is it going to be?

Want to learn more:

Farmageddon 

Food Inc

Fast Food Nation

Food

Contentment

29 May

Sometimes it is just the little things in life that make you feel content. like spending a fulfilling day at the office, meeting a friend for cawffee and to talk business, a long walk in the park and then a yummy dinner made with the roomie and a bestie popping over for a few day stay.

Content. me. now.