We Believe In Mind Blowing Food

We love kale.  Following right behind the holy Zum Bar, Kale is King at the Zum Factory. It is among the most nutrient-dense commonly eaten vegetables and we think it takes like heaven. (Well… most of us. Our saponifologist Max’s diet consists mostly of pizza and candy, but he is a vegetarian). But on any given day, you’ll find Leslie in the kitchen giving her kale a full-body rubdown as she preps her lunch. Here is one of our favorite recipes for a True Food Tuscan Kale Salad.


  • 4-6 cups of kale, loosely packed, with leaves torn off the midribs
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3-4 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, mashed
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Hot red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 2/3 cup of grated Pecorino Toscano cheese
  • 1/2 cup of freshly made bread crumbs from lightly toasted bread


1)      Whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper and a generous pinch (or more to taste) of hot red pepper flakes.

2)      Pour over kale in serving bowl and toss well (we like to ‘massage’ the kale instead).

3)      Add 2/3 of the cheese and toss (or massage) again.

4)      Let kale sit for at least 5 minutes. Add bread crumbs, toss again, and top with remaining cheese.

And while she IS a master massager, we can’t give Leslie the credit! She got this recipe from Dr. Weil 🙂

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