16 March 2012
Cookin' with the team-Kale is a food as well as a plant and kale is a sacrifice we make for dog agility.
You might not even know about kale.
It looks like this close up. Green and bumpy. Not really like something you would want to eat, say compared to See's candy or a nice burrito or a very dark beer on tap.
You get it in the vegetable section at the store. This is all the way across the store from where the muffins and donuts are. There are no cupcakes where the kale is. This should tip you off that you are in dangerous territory. But do you want to run really fast? For this you need sinewy legs and you have to eat stuff like kale is what I think. And go to the gym. And run. So kale it is.
Put it in a bowl and get some oil. And vinegar. It doesn't have to be fancy oil. My friend Donna gave me this fancy oil. Because we are old now, as old as the hills and old people give each other things like fancy oil and have to eat stuff like kale. I didn't understand all this until recently.
It was like a lightbulb went off the other day. Another old person thing, lightbulb moment. My god. I just want my skinny, muscley, fast running legs back. Not old people lightbulbs.
Put the oil and vinegar in the bowl and mix it up. Wash yer damn hands first. Then stick it in the oven on a cookie sheet. Turn on the oven and don't let it burn.
I don't have a picture of that. But here's Otterpop in the rain with a sea shell in her mouth.
When it comes out of the oven, it looks like this. Gross. There's no way around it. This is not a freaking cupcake. Be brave. Because you are going to eat this. My husband won't eat this and will go out and get a burger. But me and the dogs will and we will like it because, goddamn healthiness.
It's like a crunchy leaf of health.
This is not a joke. I ate this whole plate of kales with a carrot for dinner. It is for the good of my cores and my fast running. For dog agility, I am eating leaves for dinner. I will not weep about this fact. My face here looks happy and young, because I have photoshopped it to the best of my ability. Please join me in this moment of kale. Over and out.
by team small dog at 5:15 AM