Sunday Recipe Guest Post : Kale Salad by Katie Sullivan

One of my favorite foods in the entire world is Kale. And I’ve only been eating it for a few years now. I discovered it from some of my closet friends who are health and nutrition coaches along the East Coast and in California. Not only is kale an amazing food, but also it has some incredible benefits that make me love it even more. Best news, kale is so versatile! You can use it in salads, pastas, stews, smoothies, and more!

Some of the incredible benefits of kale include:

  • Low in calorie
  • High in fiber
  • Filled with so many nutrients it would boggle your mind such as, iron, vitamin K, calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
  • Considered an anti-inflammatory food
  • Great for cardiovascular support
  • Great for your liver and detoxing your body

If you want more information on how kale is an amazing food, check out this incredible article on the Huffington Post from Drew Ramsey, Assistant Clinical Professor at Columbia University.

One of the other reasons I love kale so much is that it is a substitute for lettuce or spring mixes you can buy at the grocery store. For those of you who don’t enjoy the taste of kale, try adding spices such as Mrs. Dash or even some kind of vinaigrette dressing when you are trying it for the first time!

The recipe I am going to be sharing with you today is my favorite version of a kale salad. This is great meal for either lunch or dinner depending on if you decide to pair it with a lean protein such as chicken or fish.

Ingredients:

  • 6 large kale leaves
  • ½ cup of cherry tomatoes
  • 2 large carrots sticks
  • ¼ cup of chopped red onions
  • Large red pepper
  • Large green pepper
  • Large orange pepper
  • Large yellow pepper
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 cup of quinoa
  • Couple shakes of Mrs. Dash
  • Your favorite dressing

Before prepping the salad, ensure that you wash each of these ingredients thoroughly with warm water.

Preparation:

  • Chop kale leaves into half inch pieces
  • Slice cherry tomatoes as thin as you feel appropriate
  • Chop carrots sticks into small pieces
  • Chop each of the peppers in half (saving ½ for another time)
  • Chop the other of the peppers into small thin pieces
  • Skin and cut cucumber into thin strips
  • Cook quinoa based on directions on the box
    • Boil 2 cups of water, add in 1 cup of quinoa and allow it to simmer
    • Scoop ¼ red onions out of the package

Final Preparation:

Place each of these items into a large bowl. Add in each of the vegetables in whichever order you chose. Once quinoa is cooked, add it into the bowl, along with the red onions, Mrs. Dash, and your favorite dressing, Take tongs and mix up the entire mix. Let it chill in the fridge for about 30 minutes or however long you prefer. Once it is chilled, grab a bowl or a plate and you are ready to eat!! Enjoy!!

Trisha’s Aprons and Jewelry of Choice for Cooking Your Own Kale Salad:

  • Apron: Green and Gorgeous (because kale is the same way!!)
  • Earrings: Stud Angel Wings
  • Necklace: Hourglass Double Ribbon Necklace

By Katie Sullivan

Selfless Shameful Share Promotion: The Facebook 1000 Giveaway!!

We are happy to announce our Website is now over1,241 likes! woo hoo!

We now need to get all you over to our Facebook Page to get more likes!

Once we reach 1000 likes on our Facebook we will have a SPECIAL Giveaway.

You could win ONE of the following:

  • One Apron
  • An Apron Addition
  • A pair of shoes from the Shoes Apron Additions
  • An Apron Addition Scarf

Just follow these rules:

Go to our Facebook page and LIKE us. If you already do, great do the next steps…

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Then select GET NOTIFICATIONS and SHOW IN NEWS FEED

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Next go to the arrow and select SHARE

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Then share with your friends, family, pages you own or groups you are in

Lastly, come back to the post this was attached to and state DONE or COMPLETE.

Each person who does this will have their names entered into a the drawing and a winner will be chosen WHEN we reach or exceed 1000 (not the 1000 person, once we reach 1000 or more)

Also we check so no fibbing as you will end up removed from the contest.

Happy Sharing!

Also if you have a page YOU need some likes on, post it in the comments on Facebook and we will come like and share you too!

SHARE THE LOVE!!!

MUAH! ~Xoxo Trisha Trixe

WELCOME FIRST GUEST AUTHOR! FUzzy Wuzzy Hats!!


Hi! My name is Jessi Wilson and I am the proud owner of Fuzzy Wuzzy Hats.

 
 

I got started making hats about 2 years ago, when an family member was trying to teach me new ways to crochet. 


She had these hat looms from I would say early to mid 80’s and she showed me how they worked. I was hooked, figuratively and literally. 


Right now, I’m in the process of learning new techniques that I can apply to the cable method I already have. And I’m not just limited to hats, I also do scarves, and slippers,braid hats, and in the process of trying to figure out how to make those winter ear wraps, for the ladies. 


Searching on Pinterest (www.pinterest.com) and Ravelry (www.ravelry.com) have helped me a lot, as well as searching you tube videos, and photographs.
There really isn’t one particular style that just hits me with the idea that I have to make this now. 


I also like to try different things to see how they work before I go ahead and make a finished product. 


It may take a few days sitting in my little storage room/closet looking at yarn colors before I even start.


I want the customer to be happy with the color choices that are made, and with the final product. 


I also may take photos during the making process, to send to the customer before the final product is sent. 


As soon as its finished I’ll snap a picture, and email it to them so they can see what they are receiving before it even arrives.
That way if they have any questions or any changes that need to be made, they can be done before its mailed.


I want to strive to keep my customer base happy, even though its small happy customers always pass the word around.


My advice for people that are starting a small business would be, start with something as simple as a face book page or other means of social media and share that page with your friends and family. Post pictures, prices, and how to contact you incase you have a person interested in your product. 


It’s definitely a rough road at first, but as long as you keep pushing your items, things will fall into place.






Thanks Jessi for being our First Guest Author! You can find out more about Fuzzy Wuzzy Hats by clicking on this link

If you would like to be a Guest author on our blog, please contact us via our contact form at our website. All we ask is that it keeps with our theme of Fashion, Style, or Beauty and since that is still a pretty wide wide range I am sure you will come up with something spectacular. We will send out our Q & A and ask you send  5-10 pictures for us to choose from to post with your blog! We look forward to hearing from you.