Esalen Massaged Kale Salad

Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Category:
Food

Our kale salad recipe is packed with nutrients and has been a staple in the Lodge for decades. We're fortunate to grow organic kale and lemons on our Farm here at Esalen, making this one of our favorite farm-to-table offerings. Next time you're visiting, take a grounding walk through the farm to see exactly where it's growing.

If you don't have your own garden to harvest ingredients from, make sure to visit your local farmer's market to find everything you need there. Not only will the fruits and vegetables be fresher and more delicious than purchasing them at a store, but you'll help support your local economy and reduce your carbon footprint! Shortening the supply chain is a magical ingredient to this tasty salad!

Give it a try. Share, enjoy, and let us know what you think!


Esalen Massaged Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1/3 c lemon juice
  • 1/3 c flax seed oil or EVOO
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/4 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c hemp hearts
  • 1 pound fresh kale, de-stemmed

Half, peel, and thinly slice the onion and put it in a small mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice and Braggs, toss, and let marinate for a bit to soften the onion. Add the olive oil and whisk to combine.

In a large salad bowl, combine the kale, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and marinated onions. Add enough of the dressing to lightly coat the kale, and toss, massaging a bit to make sure that the dressing completely coats the kale. Massaged kale is easier on the digestive system too! Give the salad one more gentle toss to combine.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?

Photo: Candice Isphording



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Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Esalen Massaged Kale Salad
Category:
Food

Our kale salad recipe is packed with nutrients and has been a staple in the Lodge for decades. We're fortunate to grow organic kale and lemons on our Farm here at Esalen, making this one of our favorite farm-to-table offerings. Next time you're visiting, take a grounding walk through the farm to see exactly where it's growing.

If you don't have your own garden to harvest ingredients from, make sure to visit your local farmer's market to find everything you need there. Not only will the fruits and vegetables be fresher and more delicious than purchasing them at a store, but you'll help support your local economy and reduce your carbon footprint! Shortening the supply chain is a magical ingredient to this tasty salad!

Give it a try. Share, enjoy, and let us know what you think!


Esalen Massaged Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1/3 c lemon juice
  • 1/3 c flax seed oil or EVOO
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/4 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c hemp hearts
  • 1 pound fresh kale, de-stemmed

Half, peel, and thinly slice the onion and put it in a small mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice and Braggs, toss, and let marinate for a bit to soften the onion. Add the olive oil and whisk to combine.

In a large salad bowl, combine the kale, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and marinated onions. Add enough of the dressing to lightly coat the kale, and toss, massaging a bit to make sure that the dressing completely coats the kale. Massaged kale is easier on the digestive system too! Give the salad one more gentle toss to combine.

Photo: Candice Isphording

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

Esalen Massaged Kale Salad

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Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Category:
Food

Our kale salad recipe is packed with nutrients and has been a staple in the Lodge for decades. We're fortunate to grow organic kale and lemons on our Farm here at Esalen, making this one of our favorite farm-to-table offerings. Next time you're visiting, take a grounding walk through the farm to see exactly where it's growing.

If you don't have your own garden to harvest ingredients from, make sure to visit your local farmer's market to find everything you need there. Not only will the fruits and vegetables be fresher and more delicious than purchasing them at a store, but you'll help support your local economy and reduce your carbon footprint! Shortening the supply chain is a magical ingredient to this tasty salad!

Give it a try. Share, enjoy, and let us know what you think!


Esalen Massaged Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1/3 c lemon juice
  • 1/3 c flax seed oil or EVOO
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/4 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c hemp hearts
  • 1 pound fresh kale, de-stemmed

Half, peel, and thinly slice the onion and put it in a small mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice and Braggs, toss, and let marinate for a bit to soften the onion. Add the olive oil and whisk to combine.

In a large salad bowl, combine the kale, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and marinated onions. Add enough of the dressing to lightly coat the kale, and toss, massaging a bit to make sure that the dressing completely coats the kale. Massaged kale is easier on the digestive system too! Give the salad one more gentle toss to combine.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



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Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Esalen Massaged Kale Salad
Category:
Food

Our kale salad recipe is packed with nutrients and has been a staple in the Lodge for decades. We're fortunate to grow organic kale and lemons on our Farm here at Esalen, making this one of our favorite farm-to-table offerings. Next time you're visiting, take a grounding walk through the farm to see exactly where it's growing.

If you don't have your own garden to harvest ingredients from, make sure to visit your local farmer's market to find everything you need there. Not only will the fruits and vegetables be fresher and more delicious than purchasing them at a store, but you'll help support your local economy and reduce your carbon footprint! Shortening the supply chain is a magical ingredient to this tasty salad!

Give it a try. Share, enjoy, and let us know what you think!


Esalen Massaged Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1/3 c lemon juice
  • 1/3 c flax seed oil or EVOO
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/4 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c hemp hearts
  • 1 pound fresh kale, de-stemmed

Half, peel, and thinly slice the onion and put it in a small mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice and Braggs, toss, and let marinate for a bit to soften the onion. Add the olive oil and whisk to combine.

In a large salad bowl, combine the kale, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and marinated onions. Add enough of the dressing to lightly coat the kale, and toss, massaging a bit to make sure that the dressing completely coats the kale. Massaged kale is easier on the digestive system too! Give the salad one more gentle toss to combine.

Photo: Candice Isphording

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team

Esalen Massaged Kale Salad

About

Esalen Team

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Darnell Lamont Walker leading Rituals Writing Workshop
Category:
Food

Our kale salad recipe is packed with nutrients and has been a staple in the Lodge for decades. We're fortunate to grow organic kale and lemons on our Farm here at Esalen, making this one of our favorite farm-to-table offerings. Next time you're visiting, take a grounding walk through the farm to see exactly where it's growing.

If you don't have your own garden to harvest ingredients from, make sure to visit your local farmer's market to find everything you need there. Not only will the fruits and vegetables be fresher and more delicious than purchasing them at a store, but you'll help support your local economy and reduce your carbon footprint! Shortening the supply chain is a magical ingredient to this tasty salad!

Give it a try. Share, enjoy, and let us know what you think!


Esalen Massaged Kale Salad

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1/3 c lemon juice
  • 1/3 c flax seed oil or EVOO
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1/4 c sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 c pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 c hemp hearts
  • 1 pound fresh kale, de-stemmed

Half, peel, and thinly slice the onion and put it in a small mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice and Braggs, toss, and let marinate for a bit to soften the onion. Add the olive oil and whisk to combine.

In a large salad bowl, combine the kale, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp hearts and marinated onions. Add enough of the dressing to lightly coat the kale, and toss, massaging a bit to make sure that the dressing completely coats the kale. Massaged kale is easier on the digestive system too! Give the salad one more gentle toss to combine.

“Remembering to be as self compassionate as I can and praying to the divine that we're all a part of.” 
–Aaron

“Prayer, reading, meditation, walking.”
–Karen
“Erratically — which is an ongoing stream of practice to find peace.”
–Charles
“Try on a daily basis to be kind to myself and to realize that making mistakes is a part of the human condition. Learning from our mistakes is a journey. But it starts with compassion and caring. First for oneself.”
–Steve

“Physically: aerobic exercise, volleyball, ice hockey, cycling, sailing. Emotionally: unfortunately I have to work to ‘not care’ about people or situations which may end painfully. Along the lines of ‘attachment is the source of suffering’, so best to avoid it or limit its scope. Sad though because it could also be the source of great joy. Is it worth the risk?“
–Rainer

“It's time for my heart to be nurtured on one level yet contained on another. To go easy on me and to allow my feelings to be validated, not judged harshly. On the other hand, to let the heart rule with equanimity and not lead the mind and body around like a master.”
–Suzanne

“I spend time thinking of everything I am grateful for, and I try to develop my ability to express compassion for myself and others without reservation. I take time to do the things I need to do to keep myself healthy and happy. This includes taking experiential workshops, fostering relationships, and participating within groups which have a similar interest to become a more compassionate and fulfilled being.“
–Peter

“Self-forgiveness for my own judgments. And oh yeah, coming to Esalen.”
–David B.

“Hmm, this is a tough one! I guess I take care of my heart through fostering relationships with people I feel connected to. Spending quality time with them (whether we're on the phone, through messages/letters, on Zoom, or in-person). Being there for them, listening to them, sharing what's going on with me, my struggles and my successes... like we do in the Esalen weekly Friends of Esalen Zoom sessions!”
–Lori

“I remind myself in many ways of the fact that " Love is all there is!" LOVE is the prize and this one precious life is the stage we get to learn our lessons. I get out into nature, hike, camp, river kayak, fly fish, garden, I create, I dance (not enough!), and I remain grateful for each day, each breath, each moment. Being in the moment, awake, and remembering the gift of life and my feeling of gratitude for all of creation.”
–Steven
“My physical heart by limiting stress and eating a heart-healthy diet. My emotional heart by staying in love with the world and by knowing that all disappointment and loss will pass.“
–David Z.


Today, September 29, is World Heart Day. Strike up a conversation with your own heart and as you feel comfortable, encourage others to do the same. As part of our own transformations and self-care, we sometimes ask for others to illuminate and enliven our hearts or speak our love language.

What if we could do this for ourselves too, even if just for today… or to start a heart practice, forever?



About

Esalen Team