I found just the recipe I needed in my old binder full of clipped recipes. This one came out of the newspaper and extolled the virtues of Kale! To be specific, it called for Dino Kale, which is exactly what came in the Box this week. It was a pretty simple recipe: slice up the raw Kale into strips. Mash some garlic and mix it up in a food processor with 3 Tbs. olive oil, 1/4 C. Parmesan cheese, lemon zest and juice of one lemon, and a dash or two of salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Toss the Kale with the dressing and let it stand for 5-20 minutes. Just before serving, add some homemade croutons and a drizzle of additional olive oil and serve. When I reached into my fruit basket for a lemon, I didn't have any more, so I substituted one of the smaller Naval oranges instead. After adding the zest to my salad, I decided to chop the orange up and mix it into the salad, as well. Turned out pretty yummy!
I am really incorporating fruit into our diets this week. While I am not really a fan of grapefruit, this morning I decided to try the Pomelo grapefruit from the Box. I'd seen my Dad eat them by just halving it and cutting out sections with a special grapefruit spoon. I don't have one of those, so I used a regular spoon to scoop around the peel and the fruit, and then used a paring knife to cut out little sections. I started by sprinkling on some white sugar and tasted: sour! So then I added a shake of salt and presto! Much better! I ate about a quarter of a grapefruit and cut up my other portion for my green salad that I packed for work. I left the remaining half out for Lee's breakfast, knowing he would eat it and think of his Dad.