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Andre 3000’s Kale Recipe

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In the February 2012 issue of Bon Appetit Magazine, Andre 3000 shares his favorite recipe for kale.  Andre 3000 is “one half of OutKast.”  He grew up in the south eating “collards, mustard and turnip greens” his whole life.  He was “introduced to kale a few years ago and fell in love with the way you can instantly stir fry or pan fry it.  Kale is also nutritious, and by not boiling it to death like classic southern greens, most of that nutrition stays intact.”   Steamed Kale About 1 cup of water 1 or 2 heads of kale A […]

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Leafy Greens Cafe in St Pete

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This weekend I deviated from my usual healthy eating and gave in to chicken verde tacos from the Taco Bus and wood fired cheese pizza.  By Sunday, all I wanted was something green and healthy!  Tucked away on the west side of Central Ave in St. Petersburg is a Raw, Vegan restaurant called Leafy Greens. We started our meal with freshly brewed iced tea.  There are more tea choices than entrees!  I picked the pomegranate because as it said on the menu, it’s a sign of prosperity, fertility, and abundance… of which I’ll take the prosperity and abundance and pass […]

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Immune Boosting Side Dish

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For cold and flu season, it’s important to keep yourself healthy with foods loaded with Vitamin C, beta carotene, and zinc. Many people think of oranges when they think of Vitamin C, but broccoli, bell peppers, lemon juice, and cauliflower are excellent sources too! Sweet potatoes are high in beta carotene, and mushrooms are great sources of zinc. Kelapo Extra Virgin Coconut Oil supports a healthy immune system.   Ingredients 1 small butternut squash, cubed 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced 1 sweet potato, peeled and cut into slices ½-1 inch thick 1 head cauliflower, in bite sized pieces […]

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