“Your body should be your temple, not a bouncy castle.”

So how have we been treating our body lately, I asked myself, using the royal “we”.  And now with the seasons changing and the sun making itself scarce it might be a good idea for me to focus on those good old fruits and veggies a little more.

Fortunately, there are supermarkets that are really super.  They offer chopped and triple washed kale.  And I own a Kitchen Aid, which is the perfect kitchen appliance to massage kale for me while I do important things, like play computer solitaire read an inspiring book.

Today I decided to upgrade and simplify my usual kale and green grape salad.  Take a look!


4 or more cups kale, chopped and triple washed

1 cup green grapes, halved

1 to 2 T tahini

1 apple, diced


Beat the kale to within an inch of its life in your Kitchen Aid, or massage it in a large bowl while you sing a happy song.  The grapes can also go in at this point.

Massage or mix in the tahini.  Toss in the apple last minute.  Enjoy!


This makes a perfect meal with a side of raisin bread topped with some creamy goat cheese.  This also makes a perfect meal because my husband does not like any of the aforementioned foods, except for a few apple slices that I set out for him, so I have this meal all to myself.

Good thinking, Grandma Pat.  You’re not just a pretty face!

Loveya – The Grandma


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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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