Although it is easier to live your life on auto-pilot, it can be disastrous if the direction you are heading is not where you intend to go. It can be of great benefit to regularly step back to gain perspective in your direction in order to make course corrections before you are too far down a path that you really didn't want to follow. It is like riding in your car and following a navigation system, which you later realize is set to the wrong destination! That is why there is the "view route" button on the screen. But how do we do we view the route in our own lives?
It is not the kale, it is the cook
I have come to the realization that many times when we don't like a vegetable, it might be the way it is prepared. Sulfur vegetables can give off a strong odor especially when overcooked. I thought I would never like Brussels sprouts until I steamed them quickly until just bright green and drizzled them with butter. Now I love them. So, if you think that you don't like certain vegetables, look up some recipes on-line--especially those that are rated well. Try a vegetable prepared 3 different ways before you write it off. And then even if you do write it off--give it a try again in the future to see if your palate isn't now ready to accept the gift that it may be holding for you. Vegetables are the one food group that there is a consensus on that we all need in greater quantities.
I recommend that you try Emeril's Braised Kale recipe--the one that changed my life with kale:
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