Recipe Hump Day!

Happy Recipe Hump Day! 

Chef Jessie, graduate of  The Natural Gourmet Institute, has come up with another great recipe this week!


Jessie is a 20 something personal chef living in Manhattan and exploring the culinary world daily. (Don’t hesitate to contact her [] if you need her services!) After she got her B.S. in Bio-behavioral Health from The Pennsylvania State University, Jessie decided to blend her love of healthy living and cooking into one.  Moving to New York City was a big step, but she knew it was what was necessary to learn about Holistic Nutrition and the Culinary Arts. A year later, she graduated from The Natural Gourmet Institute. Make sure to follow her on twitter for healthy cooking tips and recipes!

The Recipe: Almond and Cranberry Kale Salad

Almonds and Cranberries. Cranberries and Almonds. Yum and Yummier.  These are probably two of my favorite things ever! I could eat a Costco-sized bag of dried cranberries in about 30 minutes.  Both of these foods are super foods, and what do runners and workoutaholics need more of? Super foods! This recipe also includes tons of other power-packed ingredients, most notably, kale. Jessie has my mouth watering again! What do you think?

What You Need: 

2 heads of regular kale
2 cloves of garlic, minced
2 lemons, juiced
6 capfuls  raw apple cider vinegar (Yes, the kind with the stuff floating on the bottom. I like Bragg’s)
¼ cup Bragg’s liquid aminos
6 tablespoons almond butter
3 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
¼ cup dried cranberries

How You Do It: 

  1. Wash and dry the kale. Remove the stems, tear into bite sized pieces and put into a large bowl.
  2. For the dressing, combine the garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, liquid aminos and almond butter to a small bowl. Whisk to incorporate.
  3. Pour the dressing over the kale, put on your gloves, and “massage” the dressing into the kale by squeezing the kale between your fingers. The kale will start to wilt and the salad will reduce in volume by about half.
  4. Top with the toasted almonds and cranberries and enjoy!

Chef Secret:  Make sure to use disposable gloves when making this recipe!



2 thoughts on “Recipe Hump Day!

  1. Love this! How simple, nutritious and perfectly easy! We’re going to feature this on our Facebook page and link here so people can see how you made it. If you wish, come LIKE us on Facebook for more recipes and tips on greens like kale, chard, beet, mustard, turnip, collard, escarole, dandelion and other healthy green leafies.

    –Your friendly Southern California farmers at Cut `n Clean Greens

    • Awesome! Can’t wait to see it featured. Hopefully all of your followers love it as much as we do. Make sure to check back every Wednesday for more healthy recipes from Chef Jessie! Thanks!

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