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My mother always told me, “ Food is the best way to a person’s heart.” There is so much value in this expression. The act of preparing and eating a meal together grows our social and cultural connection. With every bite we are developing our very own healthy relationships with food. This tremendous daily gift plays an essential role in promoting a greater state of overall well-being.

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temp-post-imageYou’ve heard kale is “super food” good for you…right? If you haven’t heard this and tried it by now, I’ll tell you straight up, it’s true! I had never even experienced it in a salad until recent years when the raw foodies started popularizing it. Mostly I’d eaten it as my mom’s delicious kale and potato soup, which is one fabulous option for another post. However, in recent years, I’ve discovered that kale has many uses and it is eaten in countries across the globe, even as long ago as Greek and Roman times. There’s two types, Tuscan kale (or dinosaur kale) which has more long bluish-green leaves, and the borecole variety has more frilly curly green leaves.

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