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Hi <<First Name>>,

Do you ever come across a recipe that sounds delicious, one where each successive ingredient makes it more and more appetizing and then…boom, the recipe calls for cabbage?

Don’t get us wrong. It’s not that we're anti-cabbage; we're just pro-kale. Another member of the Brassica family, kale is cabbage's more sophisticated sibling. And as it happens, the role cabbage plays can often be filled by the much more nutritious and delicious kale. This superstar stand-in has over 15 times the amount of Vitamin A, over four times the amount of iron and a similarly low caloric value.

Check out three of our favorite ways to bring kale in and kick cabbage out!

1. Instead of cabbage coleslaw, try kaleslaw. Just chop up the same amount of kale in place of your cabbage, adding some citrus to help the leaves soften, and move along just as you would coleslaw! Did we mention Greek yogurt in lieu of mayonnaise makes this one just a little more special?
2. Instead of traditional dumplings, try kale and edamame dumplings. Dumplings are a treat and making them takes a little time and patience. So why not make the best version ever? Swap in kale for cabbage, edamame for pork and combine with your usual ginger and cilantro. You’ll have a vitamin-packed treat you can be really proud to share!
3. Instead of basil-only pesto, try kale-charged pesto. Add two cups of chopped kale to your standard pesto recipe, keeping an eye on the texture which may call for a dash or two more olive oil, and you’ve got the wunderkind version of the classic.
Give these swaps a whirl and see if you don’t mind telling cabbage to wait until another time.
Aside from trying out some of these tasty swaps, what are you up to this weekend? We’d love it if you would make us part of your plans! This Saturday, October 1st, the Olivia’s team will be making its inaugural debut at Let's Talk About Food in Boston's Copley Square. Sponsored by the Boston Globe, this annual festival invites visitors to get involved with hands-on cooking demonstrations, edible gardens and tips for cooking and eating healthy.

And, like always, we're offering one lucky winner the chance to win a year’s worth of Olivia’s Organics along with a gorgeous salad bowl with everything you need to make a stunning salad. If you plan on stopping by, please snap a few pictures, send them to teamolivias@oliviasorganics.org, and YOU could be featured in the next Open Mic!
Thanks for being part of the Olivia’s family and letting us be part of yours!

Hope to see you Saturday!
-Team Olivia's
www.OliviasOrganics.org
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