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5/19/13 12:04 P

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I, also, like my kale raw and chopped in a fresh salad or I've learned that, cut real small, it is awesome in most soups!!! I sometimes add a little to my morning fruit smoothies too.

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5/17/13 10:54 P

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This is the way I make Kale for people who "don't like" kale. It's awesome! My kids will actually fight over the rest of it and there are no leftovers.

Crush a head of garlic (it mellows, I promise, a whole head)
Saute in olive oil until soft, add 3-4 handfuls of chopped kale, toss to coat with olive oil, add 1/4 cup water to pan and cover, cook 3-4 minutes.
Add 1 can (or pint) of cannellini beans

Cover and cook for another 10 minutes. Using a spoon smash half of the beans and stir well. Salt/pepper to taste and serve!

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5/15/13 8:34 P

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If the kale is young and tender enough, I actually like it shredded in salads. I had some in my garden last year as an experiment and it was a big favorite. Not so much cooked tho....

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5/5/13 8:47 P

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I found SP last June because my DH can't eat spinach, but he can have kale. I googled it and up came Sparkpeople! One of our favorite kate recipes is: "our kale soup"

saute onions and garlic in a little olive oil to tender
add cider and a touch of liquid aminos
then put in the stripped and chopped kale, wilt it down...serve right away so it stays dark green.

shredded cheese can be sprinkled on or parmesan
a dolop of Greek yogurt is good for a change

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5/2/13 4:00 P

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I'm making kale tonight--organic and locally-grown. Thanks for all the ideas!

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4/14/13 9:06 A

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This is my favorite kale recipe: Sautéed Kale with Smoked Paprika

It can be found on the Simply recipes site. I sub leeks for onion, just because I like them better. I've also added beans to make it more of a meal. It's easy and quick and I can eat it all week!

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2/23/13 10:15 A

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Great ideas here! Slaw sounds good. I like kale raw, too. I got a salad idea from "The Doctors" that's yummy: kale, berries or other seasonal fruit, some nuts (walnuts are good), and vinaigrette. I also throw raw kale in a smoothie. I blanch kale before sautéing it with onions and garlic, pretty much like the SP recipe. The question almost becomes, what *can't* you do with kale, doesn't it? I love it.

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7/21/10 12:32 A

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I made a great kale slaw. I'd never eaten kale without cooking it, but slicing it thinly, mixing in some carrot and dressing it lightly with some reduced-fat Hellman's/Best Foods mayo (only Hellman's for this girl!), vinegar, and curry spices made a great slaw!


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7/6/10 1:56 A

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I put a little olive oil in my saute' pan. Add some garlic and then the kale. I let it wilt down and get crispy. While it is wilting, in another pan, I put some balsamic vinegar and boil til it reduces. It makes a nice syrup to top the kale.
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6/30/10 7:09 A

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I've been a kale lover since I was a kid. My grandma, and mom, make kale soup from our Portuguese heritage. This is what we do - or at least my own version which is much healthier than theirs.

(I never measure anything for this soup.)
Boil some split peas for about 20-30 minutes.
Add an onion (chopped) and clove of garlic.
Add a potato or two, diced.
Chop and add a head of cabbage.
Add a shredded bunch of kale.
Pour in some olive oil.
Add a can of kidney beans (I love them so usually add two).
Add a pinch of sugar.
Let it simmer until the cabbage is cooked and then serve.

It's tradition in our family to have this soup with a roll and we dunk it in the soup.


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6/28/10 10:22 P

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Thanks for posting the question. I've been looking for good kale recipes too.

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6/28/10 7:15 A

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I got some wild greens last week (similar to kale) and I sauteed them in a little olive oil and put in on some pizza with a little marinara and a blue cheese/pecorino romano (sp?) mix. Yum!

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6/25/10 10:47 A

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I just had Kale for the first time. A recipe was recommended by a friend of mine. Basically it's Kale Chips from allrecipes.com.

You tear the kale into bite size pieces, toss it with olive oil, salt and pepper, then put it in the oven. It is light and just melts in your mouth. I couldn't believe I liked it! And so easy, makes a great snack.

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6/15/10 6:17 P

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I made a killer kale dish last night. It is one of my favorite veggies.

My husband smoked a brick of tofu that I used in this recipe. I also recommend "Field Roast" veggie sausages.
http://www.fieldroast.com/products.htm

Clean and strip kale off stems. Saute' 2-15 cloves of garlic (I like a lot but it is not necessary) in a little olive oil. Stir in sausage (sliced or crumbled)or tofu and saute' for a couple of minutes. Throw in the kale. Let it cook down a little then add a touch (1/4 cupish) of water or veggie broth and cover. Let steam on low heat until liquid has cooked out. Taste for tenderness and ad more liquid if you want to cook longer. Serve with hot sauce.

I like to put a pinch of sugar in mine as well. Help mellow out the bite of the Kale.

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5/30/10 7:59 P

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I just bought kale today, and thinking about how to prepare it... then I saw these recipes; thanks everyone!

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5/20/10 10:42 P

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This is a favorite of mine...Mushrooms & Kale: www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-
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I omit the butter and use baby bellas and it tastes fantastic! The marsala adds a wonderful flavor.

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5/20/10 2:51 P

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I got kale in my CSA box this week. It's a veggie I don't normally buy on my own. SparkPeople has a great recipe I just tried if you found it in your box this week too!
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What is your favorite way to fix kale?

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