I had heard about some of the benefits of chia seeds, but was excited to find out more- such as a recipe for chia pudding!
(Another recipe mentions you can use regular milk.)
Or a recipe for simple chia jam:
While some claims (such as weight loss) have not been researched much, chia seeds do have some known benefits. My wife was most excited that they are a source of omega-3s that do not involve fish and (convenience-wise) are available in bulk at our local food cooperative.
Kale (Wikipedia file by Rasbak)
It was only a matter of time until I had a detailed post about kale. And at what better time than to ring in the spring (with an impending St. Patrick’s Day!) Seems like mostly everyone is talking about the health benefits of kale. The ubiquitous term ‘superfood’ is thrown around quite a bit, along with smoothie after smoothie after smoothie. And why not?
I happen to enjoy the richness in the flavor of kale. Kale is the star in an article in Chef Fabio’s magazine. While my wife feels that kale should be relegated back to its historical place as buffet decoration, I can say there will be some in our garden this year (for some kale chips!) Kale chips are really easy to make and can be embellished with any number of spices. I also like that kale holds up well in soups, as other greens don’t, and is simple to use as a base for a salad. And that’s not all… If you haven’t tried this veggie yet, now’s the time; make some space in the garden!