You may or may not know but I am working on a new cookbook with . One that involves cooking with coffee. Well, I’ve been testing out this Quinoa & Coffee Chili recipe for a while now and one can only eat so much chili, ya know? So I had to do something else with it. Baking it in a skillet with cornbread seemed like the perfect idea. It was!
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While the flavors required to make an amazing chili are complex, the recipe itself only has one simple rule. If you don’t cry while making it or sweat while eating it, you’re doing it wrong! This quinoa and coffee chili does both. Oh, and you’ll be surprised to find out that it is vegan.
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First things first, DO NOT under any circumstance wash your kale before storing it. I see this a lot on many different websites and it s a no-no. Kale is super fragile, despite its heartiness. And because of all the grooves some varieties have, it is impossible to get it dry enough. So just don’t bother. Washing it before storage will only increase spoilage.
Only wash your kale right before using it.
Now, you want to store kale in the refrigerator (duh!) but in the coldest part of the fridge. Kale tends to get more and more bitter the longer it is left at room temperature, so keep it cool, sucka’!
I tightly wrap my kale in a paper towel and then place in an air-tight bag. Now, since kale bunches tend to be rather large, that is not always possible. Just get the bag as air-tight as you can.
Also, do not de-stem it. Kale is very sensitive. You only want to cut it and wash it prior to use (have I said that enough yet). It is also sensitive to other produce. kale is very sensitive to ethylene, formed naturally from certain other produce, so store it away from those items.
Here are some fruits and veggies that you should not store near your kale:
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Kale is not only super healthy, it is also super tasty. Well, that is if you pick out the right bunch. Using these quick tips, you can have the freshest and healthiest kale out there.
Frist off, always buy organic kale. Last year, kale was added to the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen. The Dirty Dozen is produce with the highest amount of pesticide residue. For example, last year they found a single grape tested positive for 15 pesticides! So buy it organically. If you cannot find it organically, buy an avocado instead.
Also, only buy kale in the supermarket if it is stored in a refrigerated section. Kale tends to get more bitter the longer it is exposed to room temperature air. Of course, the farmers market is fine as it is fresher.
The leaves should be firm and deeply colored with stems that are moist and strong. Make sure that the leaves are not browning or yellowing, and they are free from large holes. If the raw leaves show signs of wilting, it is an indication that the greens have been sitting on the shelf for too long, or they were not properly stored
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- CookingStoned.TVCreator and Producer, 2012 - present
I've also been a car and technology writer for Discovery Channel and the producer and main recipe developer for TreeHugger's Green Wine Guide. I've contribute regularly to MAKE magazine. You can also find my work at The Atlantic, Digg.com and Fodor's Travel Guides.
- Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, CA
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