Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Parsley Root

Parsley Root; Discover your roots; Hamburg Root Parsley

Here is a brief story of where our cartoons come from.  Kale Crusaders Headquarters is located down the street from a tiny Whole Foods Market.  Given the postage stamp footprint of this particular store, we were recently surprised to discover a new-to-us-vegetable: Parsley Root!

What does one do with Parsley Root? Anything else you would do with her root vegetable brethren, including:

Parsley Root Fries by Sarah Britton at My New Roots
Roast Parsley Root and Lady Apple Soup by Asha Pagdiwalla at Fork Spoon Knife
Root Ribbons with Sage by Jerry Traunfeld

P.S. Similar to Parsley Leaf, Parsley Root is full of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Horseradish: Pretty in Pink

Happy Passover to those celebrating! The Kale Crusaders' first exposure to Horseradish involved a jar of the fuchsia-hued variety. Little did we know until much later in life that Horseradish came from a gnarly-looking root and tasted much spicier without the added beet pulp.

Want to make your own at home? Lisa Goldfinger at Panning the Globe has got you covered with her Fresh Horseradish with Beets recipe!

P.S. We resisted the temptation to deck out Horseradish in the iconic Pretty in Pink prom dress.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Asparagus II

Asparagus in a blanket dreams of spring days; twigs in a blanket

Asparagus is coming out of hibernation to celebrate all things spring. Leave the piggies in the barn and indulge in Asparagus in a Blanket (substitute the butter and egg for a vegan snack) by Cathy Erway of Not Eating Out in NY.

P.S. If don't feel like rolling out your own dough, rumor has it that there are some "accidentally vegan" crescent rolls and puff pastry sheets in your supermarket.

P.P.S Any idea how to pluralize asparagus? Asparagus? Asparaguses? Asparagi?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Eugene Wu is back with our April Fool's Day Cartoon!

Kale and Kiwi are easy to mix up. Kale is green but turns brown over time, whereas Kiwi is brown and green inside. Both crusaders are after the same goal: healthy meals and a full Plate of Food. Riding their fine steed, which is a a mix between dragon and horse, they're out to deliver children a nutritious and scrumptious course.

But really, why should you have to choose a favorite?  We propose that you say cheers to April 1st with a Kiwi Kale Smoothie by Jordan Cord of The Fitchen and Kiwi Avocado Kale Salad by Heather of Gluten-Free Cat.