Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Quiche Me Kale!

I was just looking for a recipe online and ran into this little baby: Kale Quiche. Oh my. I could eat this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner I think.

After Joe and I got together he quickly realized that cooking is my only talent (Just kidding. I have others lurking around somewhere I'm sure, I just really, really love cooking!) so he bought me Julia Child's book on French cuisine! I was already in love with quiche, but after reading that book and gaining a better understanding of how easy making this dish really is... I've never been the same.

From what I've seen the most common add-ins in America for quiche are spinach and bacon. Thanks to Mrs. Child I fell in love with a tomato quiche as well. (Let me know if you want the recipe!!) Imagine my delight when I found the website link for kale quiche!

Have I mentioned that I love kale? I'm sort of like the man in this blog post...

Kale is a super food, packed with nutrition. Among other things it is full to the brim with vitamins such as C, K and A (making it a good idea to consume with plenty of good healthy butter, as vit. A is a fat soluble vitamin). Kale is also a good source of calcium and magnesium.

Just one little tip for this amazing food, kale, like spinach, is full of oxalates. Oxalates are a substance found in nature which make the absorption of calcium difficult for your body. A quick steaming, or any form of cooking, is enough to neutralize the oxalates, however, and you're good to go!

Note: In writing the above I am not implying that you should never consume raw kale. I simply believe oxalates and ways to *ahem* take care of them, are good things to know about.

Note Part 2: The source link for the photo of the kale leads to a fun little web page about kale in Germany.

I'll let you know how this new quiche turns out!

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