My KillyKite Bag: Made From Recycled Kite Sails

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This is a collaborative post with KillyKite.

I don’t know about you, but I am totally a bags person.

Purses, diaper bags, camera bags, messenger bags, book bags, travel bags, you name it. I’ve either got it or I want it. That’s why I was so excited to find out about Killykite and their ultralight bags that are made from recycled kite sails! Yes, you read that right. They’re a new brand and they produce environmentally friendly bags and clothing, by recycling kitesurf sailing materials. Their products are designed for wind, sea, sail sports, and eco-fashion lovers. And what about for me?

Well, I’m an eco-fashion-loving photographer.

Killykite bags are made from recycled kite sails and each one has its own story to tell. So many great uses! ecofashion #upcycled #instabag #upcycledbag #ad

The main feature of Killykite products is that they are all unique pieces – handmade in Italy – and every cloth or bag is not equal to another one. If you buy KillyKite, you’re buying one of a kind. I think every product is truly original, extravagant and stylish. I love that the fabric of these sails comes from all over the world and each piece has its own story.

Kitesurfing has experienced a crazy and surprising technological evolution. Old sails don’t have a market anymore, so the material is normally sent to the landfill. Killykite’s mission is to give them a second life with eco-sustainable products.

The material, DACRON®, is technologically advanced – it’s lightweight, waterproof, and tear resistant. It’s also beautiful aesthetically, and so light you might hold it in your pocket. This is a handy feature if you want to travel without having extra space in your suitcase. For more brand and product info, check it out here. There are so many awesome options!

And don’t forget to check out the brand’s story. I always love to read about how such cool products come to be.

Now, where would you take your KillyKite?

The Perfect Lemon Kale Avocado Summer Chop Salad

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Reese Specialty Foods.

This Lemon Kale Avocado Chop Salad is PERFECT for summer. And the secret ingredient is Hearts of Palm! #ad #HeartToHeartKitchen #ReeseSpecialtyFoods #Recipe

I know, I know – the salad title is a mouthful.

You know what else is a mouthful? This AMAZING salad. I assure you that if you make it for yourself at home and put it lovingly in a container with a note on it that says, “MINE. Don’t eat.” This will not stop your family members. And I can all but assure you that if you bring this salad to a summer get-together or party, you’ll be returning home with an empty bowl.

Potentially licked clean too.

chop salad

What makes it so good? It’s partly picking your vegetables from your own garden, and barring that, getting fresh ones from a great source. We are growing kale like crazy right now and can’t possibly use it for anything less than PERFECT.

Another factor that makes it SO GOOD is the attention to details. And that’s where Hearts of Palm comes in. I have loved Hearts of Palm for a long time. Cassidy’s mom used it on a summer salad when I was pregnant with Scarlet, and I have never looked back since. She also taught me the fine art of using artichoke hearts in salads too! So I thought, “Why not both?”

Indeed!

Hearts of Palm are versatile, simple, and delicious! I have fun with mine. I use them for special occasion salads, and I’ve even been known to throw them into a soft summer taco. The thing about salads, though, is that they’re really special. It’s much easier to bring a salad to a get-together than a plate of tacos! And salads make people feel great. What makes this salad special is that I use organic kale from our own garden! I also make my own lemon poppy seed dressing. I chop up the ever-amazing avocados, and use Reese Quartered Artichoke Hearts. Side by side with Reese Medallion Cut Hearts of Palm.

Or really, heart to heart.

Put a little love in your favorite recipes, because the best part is the heart! Hearts of Palm (and artichoke hearts) are vegan and vegetarian-friendly, low in cholesterol, rich in potassium, containing Vitamin C, and part of the Non-GMO Project. What you might not know is that Reese Hearts of Palm are a known delicacy around the world. Used in salads, served with a main dish, or deep-fried for a delicious, crunchy treat, get them in these varieties. All Non-GMO Project Verified.

Have you enjoyed Reese® Products yet? Located at grocery & retail stores around the US, visit here and click on the product locator link to find your closest location. You bring quality to your kitchen with Reese! They have been America’s most trusted name in gourmet specialty ingredients for almost a century! That’s why it’s time to try Hearts of Palm!

And now it’s recipe time!

Lemon Kale Avocado Summer Chop Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Lemon Kale Avocado Summer Chop Salad

Ingredients

  1. For the salad:
  2. Reese Medallion Cut Hearts of Palm
  3. Reese Quartered Artichoke Hearts
  4. 2 cups kale - chopped (de-stemmed)
  5. 1 lemon - juiced and strained
  6. 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  7. 1/4 tsp salt
  8. 1-2 ripe avocados
  9. 1 cup quinoa - cooked or crunchy
  10. broccoli, red cabbage, carrots, radicchio
  11. pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds
  12. For the Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing:
  13. 2 tbsp olive oil
  14. 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  15. 1 tsp honey or sugar
  16. 1/2 tsp poppy seeds
  17. 1/8 tsp salt
  18. 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • 1. Chop your kale and put it in a large bowl
  • 2. Then coat it with lemon juice and let sit for 5 minutes
  • 3. Add olive oil, salt, avocado, quinoa and seeds to the salad
  • 4. Add Reese Medallion Cut Hearts of Palm and Reese Quartered Artichoke Hearts, as well as (optional) broccoli, cabbage, carrots, and radicchio
  • 5. For the dressing, combine olive oil, lemon, honey (or sugar), poppy seeds, salt and pepper
  • 6. Shake until mixed well
  • 7. Pour over the salad and toss to coat
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Happy Summer!