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raw kale with shiitake mushrooms


Raw Kale Salad with Sautéed Shiitake Mushrooms, Turnips, Pheasant Sausage and Parmesan Shavings -- Balsamic Vinaigrette

Note: Fresh Market Kale has a nice sweet flavor and pairs well with these ingredients. Keep the mushrooms crunchy to add texture to the dish. This vegetable does not wilt after addition of the dressing.


Service for 4

1 Head Greenmarket Kale
1/2 pound sliced Shiitake Mushrooms
1/2 pound pheasant sausage 1/4 inch slices (Union Square Greenmarket)
Parmesan Cheese
1 T olive oil
Balsamic Dressing Recipe for 4



Wash and break up the kale. Sauté the shiitake mushrooms and sliced pheasant sausage in 1 T olive oil till nicely brown and slightly crunchy. Dry and reserve the mushrooms on a paper towel set on a rack to remove excess oil and leave allow for a crunchy mushroom. Thinly slice Parmesan cheese using a knife or truffle slicer. Prepare a balsamic vinegar to your taste. Combine ingredients...see photo.



Kale, also known as borecole, is one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet. Kale belongs to the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. Kale’s health benefits are primarily linked to the high concentration and excellent source of antioxidant vitamins A, C, and K -- and sulphur-containing compound known as Sulforaphane.

Sulforaphane is a healthy molecule most widely associated with broccoli. Highest levels of sulforaphane are found in commercially available broccoli sprouts, but are also present in all brassica vegetables including Kale.

Sulforaphane activates the transcription factor NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), a member of the basic leucine zipper family, which binds to and activates antioxidant-response elements (AREs). Subsequently, activated AREs mediate the transcription of antioxidant enzymes (particularly glutathione-S-transferase and quinone oxidoreductase), resulting in the detoxification of highly reactive carcinogens. read about Clinical Studies

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