Lemon Garlic Kale Salad

Think your kids won’t eat kale? This super easy Lemon Garlic Kale Salad is a snap to throw together, and has quickly become a family favorite!  This is one salad that benefits from allowing the dressing to soak in a little. The olive oil actually helps the nutrients from the kale to be more bioavailable.   Use organic lemons and organic kale for a worry-free treat that you won’t soon forget.  I can’t keep this one stocked at my house, folks!  It is gone as quickly as it is made.  If you think your children won’t like kale, this is a perfect recipe to try.  My kids couldn’t be convinced to eat kale until they tasted this.  Now I have a 17-year-old daughter who can be found sporting an “I LOVE KALE” t-shirt.  And this is the recipe that made her a convert! Continue reading Lemon Garlic Kale Salad

The Ultimate Dad – A Father’s Day Tribute

If you have gone to the movies or watched television in the last decade or so,  you may have noticed a disheartening trend in the way the modern day dad is portrayed.  Often the father figure is subtly (or not so subtly) represented as detached, aloof, clueless, lazy, disorganized, selfish, clueless, foolish,absent, and uninvolved.  I don’t know what kind of men the rest of you are dealing with out there, but I am grateful that the father of our six children is a stark contrast to the above stereotypes.  He is the polar opposite of all of those things and more.  I couldn’t have asked for a better dad for our kids and I am eternally appreciative of the father and husband he is to us. I wanted to take this opportunity to tell him thank you for all of the big and little things he does for us daily. Continue reading The Ultimate Dad – A Father’s Day Tribute