I need your vote in YumUniverse’s The Big Kale Contest

Good morning my dears!  One of my favorite websites YumUniverse is having a recipe contest called The Big Kale Contest – fun right?  One of my yummy kale creations is in the running.  Check out my recipe for Kale, Red Cabbage & Pistachios in Coconut Sage Butter and vote for me on their Facebook Page!  While you’re on Facebook “like” Vegan Familia on Facebook.

Kale, Red Cabbage and Pistachios in Coconut Sage Butter

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Kale Contest Entry: Crystal’s Kale, Red Cabbage & Pistachios in Coconut Sage Butter

Ingredients:
8 cups of chopped kale
3 cups of chopped red cabbage
1 medium onion
1 clove of garlic
1/2 tbsp fresh chopped sage
1 1/2 tbsp coconut oil (divided)
2 Tbsp coconut butter
1/2 cup roasted salted pistachio pieces

Directions:
Sauté chopped onion in 1 tbsp coconut oil for approx 5 minutes, then add minced garlic and sage. Add remaining coconut oil and cabbage. Sauté till almost tender. Add coconut butter and mix well. Add chopped kale and cover until slightly wilted. Stir in pistachio pieces and enjoy.

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Coconut Lemongrass Kale

 

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I just plain love cooking with doTERRA lemongrass, it’s flavor is so fresh and sweet!  Want some?  Enter my giveaway here.

Coconut Lemongrass Kale

1/2 onion

1 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp coconut butter

4 drops doTERRA lemongrass oil

1/2 bunch of kale

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions: Sautee onion in coconut oil, add lemongrass and coconut butter.  Add chopped kale.  Wah la!

Help…I’m addicted to kale chips..

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Well I guess it could be worse.  Being addicted to kale chips isn’t all that bad.  I can’t seem to keep a batch longer than 20 minutes.  Doh!  That’s using all the will power I’ve got.  I can’t eat them around Lennox either, like mother like son…he starts whining and reaching for them the second I put one in my mouth.  I baked two cookie trays full today thinking I would bring them to my family dinner tonight.  Oops!

There are loads of recipes out there for kale chips but here is what I did:

Kale Chips:

1/2 bunch of kale thoroughly washed

olive oil

sea salt

doTERRA lemon oil

cayenne pepper

Directions:

Tear kale into chip sized pieces, discarding the center stock.  Toss in olive oil and a few drops of doTERRA lemon oil.  Arrange on cookie tray lined with parchment paper.  Sprinkle with sea salt and cayenne.

Bake at 250 for for about an hour or until nice and crispy.

Hide from your kids so you can have them all to yourself.  Enjoy!

xoxo,

Crystal