This Kale Stuff is Good

I’ve told Ryan time and time again that I feel very grateful he’s so open to trying new, healthy foods. Fortunately we both care about our health and aren’t picky eaters, so it’s rare that we make something we wont eat. (Well, except for catfish… though I’ve never actually made it. It gives me the heebie jeebies. Bleh.)

This evening we enjoyed kale for the second time in two weeks. Both Ryan and I liked the way we prepared it the first time and made it the same way tonight. 

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“This kale stuff is good,” said Ryan, the he-man meat eater!

Every time he says he’s a fan of lesser-known healthy foods it makes my heart smile.

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The kale served as a side to our raspberry glazed salmon.

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Such a good (and simple!) dinner.

I’m keeping this post short tonight because I have some packing to do. Ryan and I are going on a mini 3-day vacation to Sanibel Island with my family after work tomorrow and I can’t wait!


  1. says

    Hey Julie!

    I love your blog, and so appreciate all your healthy tips and recipes.

    However, as the daughter-in-law of a catfish farmer, I felt it was my duty to the family to comment on your hatred of catfish. I agree, the whiskers are weird. Whiskers should be reserved for the four-legged animals. 🙂

    But I noticed that one of your commenters mentioned that catfish were ‘gross’ because they ‘eat garbage.’ While this may be the case for ‘wild’ Catfish, the same can be said for any wild fish, or wild animal for that matter.

    U. S. farm-raised Catfish, like any other fish or animal product that you buy in the grocery store, are raised in a USDA-certified, safe, monitored pond. They are fed premium feed made primarily of soy beans and corn meal, and processed in a squeaky clean plant.

    At my father-in-law’s plant in North Mississippi, it takes only 25 minutes from the time the fish come out of the pond until they are put into packaging to send to grocery stores and restaurants all over the country.

    Catfish is very bland, so when prepared in most recipes it will take on the flavor of the other ingredients (pepper, lemon, garlic, etc.) Of course down here in Mississippi our favorite way to prepare catfish is fried with hushpuppies on the side 🙂 but it is delicious in many other ways, too.

    When buying Catfish in the grocery store, I certainly would not recommend buying the whole fish (that’s where the heeby jeeby part comes in…but doesn’t buying ANY whole fish give you a little heeby jeeby?), but just buying a filet like you would a salmon or halibut.

    For great recipes, or to learn more about the catfish industry, this website is a great resource:

    Anyway, I’m not trying to sound rude or offended…everyone is entitled to their own fishy opinion…but just felt obligated to stick up for my sweet FIL. He raised my wonderful husband, after all!



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