As some of you may know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Veggie Dreamgirl has paired up with the fabulous organization Save the Ta-Tas to bring you information about cancer fighting foods. In exchange they sent this fabulous t-shirt to giveaway to one of you!! Cute huh?!
Save the Ta-Tas donates a percentage of all sales to cancer research.
Oh, the retail value of the shirt is $45
Must be a US resident (sorry!) and contest ends this Sunday (9th) at midnight so make sure to tell your friends quickly.
Most people know that kale is super good for you, but I’ve found that they’ve been turned off after eating a cooked kale dish. Let me tell you something… kale tastes way better raw than cooked! Seriously… give it a try, I’m not lying. This kale salad contains loads of cancer fighting foods and the fabulous thing is by not cooking the ingredients they retain all of their nutrients! Here is some information about these ingredients that I got from Stanford University’s website:
Kale: Kale is “rich in a variety of compounds that have been shown to slow cancer growth and development in a number of laboratory studies. Other larger human studies have shown that cruciferous vegetables can help to reduce the risk of lung, stomach, colorectal, prostate, and bladder cancers.”
Tomatoes: “The anti-cancer compound in tomatoes, lycopene, has been shown to be especially potent in combating prostate cancer. This compound appears to be more easily absorbed if the tomatoes are eaten in processed form-either as tomato sauce, paste, or juice. In addition to preventing prostate cancer, lycopene may also protect against breast, lung, stomach, and pancreatic cancer.”
Avocados: “Avocados are rich in a multiplicity of nutrients, including many potent anti-oxidants and phytochemicals as well as vitamins, minerals, fiber and monounsaturated healthy fats.”
Almonds: “Nuts contain the antioxidants quercetin and campferol that may suppress the growth of cancers.”
So not only does this salad taste awesome, but now you have a few new reasons to make it!
What you’ll need:
1 bunch of kale (usually 8 or 9 stalks), washed well, stalks broken off and chopped
3 roma tomatoes, diced
2 avocados, diced
a couple handfuls of slivered almonds, toasted
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 tbsp. kosher salt
1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. agave nectar or honey
3/4 cup olive oil
What you’ll do:
After you wash your kale well, pat it dry and cut the stalk off and discard. Chop the leaves leaving them salad lettuce size pieces and place in a big salad bowl. (the leaves will reduce to about 1/3 of the size when you dress it) Make the dressing. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together. Taste and vary as needed. Pour the dressing over the kale leaves and massage with your hands. Yup, you heard me correctly! Get your hands in the kale and massage it like you would dough. Do this for about a minute; you’ll start to feel the kale soften. Let the salad sit for anywhere from 7-20 minutes. Toss in the tomatoes, almonds, and avocado and serve.
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