Savoury Kale Yard Style

I am a fan of kale. I like its earthiness, and when I eat it, it seems to have a solid and grounding effect on me.

Kale is one of those foods which in recent years has become ultra-trendy to eat, but given how nutritious it is, its popularity can only be a good thing.

Its nutrition profile is so long it needs a whole page of its own, so it goes without saying that for hair and health benefits it’s right up there at the top.

You can get your dose of kale in many forms: juices, smoothies, raw ‘crisps’, braised, in soups, however you fancy. Here is a simple braised recipe, similar to that of Jamaican ‘steamed’ callaloo.

Serves 3


  • 200g kale
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1/2 sweet (bell) pepper
  • Scotch bonnet pepper, finely diced to taste
  • Thyme, a sprig of fresh or 1 tsp dried
  • 2 tablespoons organic tamari or soy sauce


Using a medium heat, sauté all the seasonings (garlic, onion, sweet (bell) pepper, scotch bonnet and thyme) for a few minutes.

Add kale and tamari/soy sauce and continue to cook to your desired doneness.

Adjust seasonings to taste and serve.