October 2015

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What is hydroponics?

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Hydroponics is simply the production of crops without soil.
Hydroponics is also an answer to two of the world’s growing concerns: diminishing soil quality, and water scarcity. read more →

Kale & Apple Toss-Up

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ingredients
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
salt and pepper read more →

Dijon Chicken Stew with Potatoes and Kale

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This hearty meal in a bowl features tender pieces of dark and white meat chicken simmered with potatoes, leek, and kale. The Dijon mustard adds just the right amount of tanginess to the robust stew.

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Garlic-Roasted Kale

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Roasting kale is amazing—the leaves turn from a dusty dark green to dark emerald with brown-tinged curly edges that crunch. This vegetable side is delicious served hot from the oven; the leaves lose their crisp texture as the dish stands. read more →

Kale pesto

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Ingredients

85g pine nuts, toasted
85g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), coarsely grated, plus extra to serve (optional)
3 garlic cloves read more →

Kale Salad with Root Vegetables and Apple

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This refreshing, superhealthy salad is one of chef Marcus Samuelsson’s favorite ways to showcase kale; massaging the leaves with vinegar, salt and olive oil makes them tender and sweet. This recipe is adapted from the chef’s book Marcus Off Duty.

TOTAL TIME: 50 MIN SERVINGS: 8 TO 10

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Hearty Kale Salad

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A riff on the classic warm spinach-and-bacon salad, this recipe features thin ribbons of kale instead. Any variety of kale works, but flatter-leaf lacinato kale makes it extra-special.

Makes: 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each

Active Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

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10 Proven Benefits of Kale (No. 1 is Very Impressive)

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Of all the super healthy greens, kale is the king.

It is definitely one of the healthiest and most nutritious plant foods in existence.

Kale is loaded with all sorts of beneficial compounds… some of which have powerful medicinal properties.

Here are 10 health benefits of kale, that are supported by science.

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