Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Avocado Pudding, chocamole, chocolate guacamole, instant pudding and pie filling

Peanut butter & jelly.  Peas & carrots.  Chocolate & avocado.

Who knew that chocolate and avocado were such a power couple?  Emily Levenson, thank you for introducing us to chocolate avocado pudding, a.k.a. chocamole.

P.S. Looking for some more chocolate & avocado ideas?  How about avocado chocolate mousse cake or avocado chocolate fudge?

P.P.S. Our deepest apologies to Mr. Warhol, who would never have supported pudding without the mass production.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Satsuma, orange, sumo wrestler

Welcome to our first installment of Your Ultimate Cartoon Connection Adventure (YUCCA)!  Say hello to our first adventurer, Eugene Wu, who is an incredible artist, fruit lover, and early Kale Crusader.  Take it away, Eugene! 

Sat-sumo can withstand multiple bouts with the cold and emerge victorious.  Also known as the cold hearty mandarin, his loose leathery skin hides a heart of gold, tender, juicy, tangy insides....mmmm....

Sat-sumo spends a lot of time hanging with his brother Clementine's close friends.  But really, he's best seen doing his own thang, eaten by the bushel!

P.S. Would you like to be the next YUCCA guest cartoonist on Kale Crusaders?  Reach out on Twitter or email us.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


banana soft serve ice cream, vegan banana ice cream

Bananas are the Swiss Army Knife of the culinary world.*

The internet has not been the same since Gena Hamshaw of Choosing Raw introduced Banana Soft Serve to the world back in 2009.  Some of our favorite variations include PB Chocolate Chip Banana Ice Cream by Cupcakes and Kale and Banana & Chocolate Soft Serve by Cadry's Kitchen.

* Here are a few other uses of this jack of all trades:
How do ripen an avocado in a jiffy?  Place it in a paper bag along with a banana.
What do you do if your bananas are too ripe?  Bake banana bread.
Do you want to replace eggs in your baked good?  Mix in a mashed banana.
Do you want to reduce the oil in your baked good? Mix in a mashed banana.
Do you want some bon bons, stat?  Slice bananas, coat with melted chocolate, and freeze.

Sunday, February 2, 2014


Happy Groundnut Day, Happy Groundhog Day, Peanut, Shadow

Happy Groundnut Day, kids!  According to legend, if Mr. Groundnut sees his shadow it means six more weeks of winter for us.  Luckily, nuts don't have very good eyesight.

In the meantime, you can keep warm with Kenyan ugali with peanut stew, spicy peanut chaat, and Thai pizza.