Sunday, October 24, 2010

Tuscan Kale Chips

I finally got a chance to make these Kale chips.  Kale chips are highly nutritious and low in calories they also taste great!  I decided to make them last weekend when I was away on Sunday.  Kale chips are very crispy and light, tasting totally different than eating kale when it is sauteed.  

Start with a bunch of fresh Organic Kale, wash & dry in a salad spinner then with a dish towel (be sure to remove all water).  Then remove stems and center ribs.  You can discard the stems or save them for another recipe like lentil or vegetable soup. 

Coat with a few tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15 or 20 minutes.  You need to watch them in the oven, do not overcook or they will become bitter.  Do not add salt until they are done baking.  My first batch I salted first and they were soggy.  Add Sea Salt or Kosher Salt after baking is complete. 

Baking Kale brings out a nutty flavor that is addictive, you will love them.  My new favorite healthy snack.  A great snack for your family, try them out!  
Bon Appétit!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K

Today was our annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K located at Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.  In memory of my aunt who was the victim of Triple Negative Breast Cancer on July 29, 2007.  Below are a few photos from our day.

The weather was beautiful, sunny & crisp today.  A perfect fall day!
These are just a few of the photos I didn't get everyone in of course, but I arrived a bit late and some have already started.  

Nearly everyone has been touched by breast cancer in some way, let's hope for a world with less breast cancer.  It's incredible to see so many people involved in this cause.  All this month even watching the NFL  games and to see so many teams supporting this cause is amazing.  

My daughter Brittany has just become a member of the sorority Zeta Tau Alpha who is partnered with Susan G. Komen for the Cure, NFL, SELF Magazine & Yoplait Yogurt to raise awareness through early detection.  It's great to see so many young women team together to raise money to eradicate this dreaded disease.

Trista and I, my partner in crime ; )  It was a great day for fitness and support for a great cause!