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-CORAL- SparkPoints: (39,283)
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3/6/13 7:41 P

I think it goes great with curry. I tear up a couple leaves and toss them in my curry sauce to cook down with the garlic and coconut milk and whatnot, it's delicious!

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MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
3/6/13 5:51 P

I like it steamed/blanched or cooked. It's also really sturdy and does well in soups. I've even thrown a handful into my morning smoothies.

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3/6/13 5:50 P

My family LOVES kale chips. You just tear the kale down to bite size pieces and mix in a bowl with oil olive, salt and red pepper flakes. Cook at at medium temp for around 20 minutes. Yummy!

GRAMCRACKER46 Posts: 1,326
3/6/13 5:42 P

I have just chopped it and tossed it on soup but am glad to see all these good ideas. I love this boatd.

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3/6/13 4:11 P

Kale and white bean soup:

Can of white beans
Bunch of kale, coarsely chopped (1-inch wide strips works well).
Onion
Salt, pepper and whatever other spices you like (we sometimes use garlic, usually smoked paprika and/or cumin, but use whatever you like. It tastes great just with salt and pepper.)
Vegetable broth, chicken broth, or water.
Oil or cooking spray

Saute onions until translucent. Add kale, broth, a little salt. Cover and cook until the kale is softened. Add beans and additional spices, salt to taste. Heat and serve.

It's really easy.

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MATREXX Posts: 579
3/6/13 3:04 P

I've taken to putting it raw in my smoothies in place of spinach (spinach upset my stomach). I put about a cup of chopped kale in.

Kale Chips
- Remove spines and cut into 2 x 2 inch pieces (whatever makes a good chip size in your mind)
- Toss with some olive oil and salt in a large bowl
- Lay out on a greased cookie sheet in a single layer (you will need to do a few batches to do a whole bunch of kale)
- Bake in the oven for 10 mins at 350F

WATERDIAMONDS Posts: 14,777
3/6/13 2:29 P

We use kale in our power smoothies and salads...sauteed with lemon juice, steamed with red pepper flakes and a touch of olive oil...baked with tofu...Just about any way you can fix any vegetable, you can fix kale!

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3/6/13 1:11 P

Had it with supper last night! Just washed, broken into small pieces, and sauteed with olive oil and garlic. Yummmmmmm. I also love it with white beans.

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3/6/13 12:59 P

I agree with SPKrause.

Usually, I would steam kale in (a very small amount of) water with vegetable broth.

You also can throw leaves into the blender in your smoothie/green drink.

What's the best way to make kale chips? We do have a food dehydrator. It's a GOOD thing!

Edited by: MSBOOTCAMP at: 3/6/2013 (13:04)
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SPKRAUSE Posts: 543
3/6/13 12:53 P

[1] steam and drain
[2] saute and/or wilt, perhaps with some sauteed veggies (onions, tomatoes, whatever)
[3] kale chips!
[4] massaged by hand (for 30 seconds to a minute) to break it down a bit and make it softer, then in a salad with other grens or as the only green in a salad.

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DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
3/6/13 12:32 P

I make it in my salads all the time. I also add it to my smoothies or juice it. I make kale chips as well, However I dehydrate mine. I don't like heating anything over 105 degrees.

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SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
3/6/13 12:25 P

I like adding it to soups. Does anyone care to share their kale chips recipe?

Kristen
-POOKIE- Posts: 11,926
3/6/13 12:04 P

saute with a little oil and onions, then put into a baking dish, cover with well beaten egg and bake until egg is set.

Delicious, I vary the spices, but usually black pepper, paprika, mixed herbs

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3/6/13 11:46 A

i'm with lilliputianna-kale chips. my 12 year old son loves them. my 12 year old daughter who isn't much of a veggie fan even ate a few the last time i made them.



LILLIPUTIANNA Posts: 1,041
3/6/13 11:35 A

Kale chips! They are my "junk" food of choice. I swear, I eat them almost every day.

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3/6/13 11:31 A

I tried kale for the first time last week & loved it. I just steamed it, drained it & added a tiny bit of olive oil & fresh garlic. Although we enjoyed it like this, was wondering how does everyone else make theirs. I like to make veggies different ways not to get bored with them.

Thanks for any input.

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