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!
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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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
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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1,614 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!
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 steam and drain  saute and/or wilt, perhaps with some sauteed veggies (onions, tomatoes, whatever)  kale chips!  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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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.
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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1,389 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.
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