Packed full of minerals and vitamins, kale has been often been cited as the healthiest fodder. Massaged properly, kale not only tastes fantastic as a hearty substitute for salad, but retains nutrients that could otherwise be lost if cooked.
2 bunches of kale
juice of 1 biggish lemon
1/6 cup soy sauce (tamari or Braggs aminos…)
1/6 cup olive oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
6 dried shitake mushrooms, torn into bits (these are very inexpensive and can be found at VONS in the Asian food section)
1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds
2 sheets of seaweed (nori sushi wraps) ripped into little inch squares
1/2 biggish red onion sliced thinly
one avocado, cut into cubes
Mix lemon juice, soy sauce or substitute, olive oil, sesame oil in small bowl and add onion slices and shitake, leaving to marinade for 5 minutes or so. Rip kale leaves off from tough center rib, and slice into small pieces, put in large bowl. Pour dressing over kale, and massage well for about 15-20 minutes, getting kale to wilt down from the lemon juice. Let sit for another 20 minutes so that kale continues to soften. Then, mix in the avocado, seeds and seaweed, and enjoy!