As a teacher and student of yoga I strive to live a life dedicated toward health and wellness. Properly fueling our bodies with whole unprocessed foods can be lead us toward a more sattvic state a huge investment of time and it is well worth the process. My children often look in the cupboard or fridge gazing at the ingredients and declare boldly, “There is nothing to eat”. Cooking with the kids is an adventure! Our latest experiment in the kitchen involved the following ingredients:

  • A bunch of kale
  • Roasted beets
  • Cannellini beans
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Boiled eggs

Having roasted the beets in the oven a day ahead we peeled them and decided to use the peelings to dye our hard boiled eggs.

1 cup of vinegar soaked for a while with the beet scraps. We drained them and added some hot water.

Meanwhile we used some old crayons to decorate the eggs and then soaked the eggs on our vinegar beet solution.

Clean the kale then saute quickly with EVOO or your favorite oil of choice… Just enough to soften the kale and coat the leaves sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Depending on your planning you can use dried beans or canned.

Shaved cheese, sun flower seeds and beans can be tossed in to the kale. Slice beets and peeled colored hard boiled eggs can be arranged on top.

We adopted this recipe from one of our favorite local restaurants. I hope you enjoy your roots as much as we do!


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