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I have a ton of Kale, I have been using it in salads, but I have never done anything else with it.<br><br>
What do you do with Kale if you eat it?
 

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My favorite way is to chop it up and sautee it in olive oil and garlic, then add a big can of diced or crushed tomatoes, and a can of white beans or chick peas, and fresh parsley or basil if you've got it, then serve over pasta or some sort of grain (barley is good).
 

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I saute it in a little sesame oil and soy sauce, suh good. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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<span style="color:#008000;">Sauteed or raw in salads.<br><br><br><br>
I want to try rabid_child's recipe that she mentioned. Sounds good!</span>
 

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It is great sauteed or raw, as people said. Also good steamed with salt and pepper. Or make a casserole with chopped kale, cubed sweet potato, spices, and top with breadcrumb/walnut/oil mixture. Mmm!<br><br>
Really, any casserole calling for greens like spinach, you could use kale instead.
 

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It's great as a substitute for spinach in spinach pies and lentil and spinach dahl. Yup, makes really nice "spinach" pies.
 

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These all sound good! I will definitely be trying them all. Good to know its interchangeble with spinach, i make lots of stuff with spinach.
 

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I love kale steamed. It's also great marinated in olive oil and lemon juice. That way you can eat it raw, but it's much softer and easier to chew.
 

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I steam Kale with coconut oil lightly to where it's not too mushy yet not too raw, and then I blend carrots in a blender and add some sugar or stevia and pour the Kale and it tastes HEAVENLY. The coconut oil and the sugar in the carrot sauce makes it taste sweet and so good. You should try it.
 

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I'm hungry for kale now. These all sound so good.<br><br><br><br>
I also make kale "chips". It's easy: Just preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with foil. Wash and dry a big bunch of kale. Remove and throw out stems. Tear leaves into small pieces. Put one layer on the baking sheet, drizzle with the tiniest bit of olive oil, and bake 20 minutes (until very crispy, this gets rid of the kale taste). Remove from oven and sprinkle with salt. Let cool. These really are good!
 

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I don't know, but a baby was recently born in my hometown named Kale.<br><br><br><br>
CLOUD: To Robert Jr. and Tiffani Johnson of Elizabeth, a daughter, Kale Elizabeth, 6 lbs. 9 oz.<br><br><br><br>
I wonder if it is a typo or do they really like the Kale that much. I went to school woth a girl named Lasagna (named after her mother's pregnancy cravings) so anything is posible.<br><br><br><br>
I really don't have anything to share about cooking kale. I just thought that was funny.
 

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I don't know, but a baby was recently born in my hometown named Kale.</div>
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I bet her parents were trying to come up with a creative way of spelling Kaylie and didn't realize it was a food as well.<br><br><br><br>
Anyway, I take raw kale, carrots, some leftover cooked beans, and maybe a couple other veggies, put it on a tortilla, and put lemon tahini dressing over it. Yum!
 

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Always glad to hear from people who love kale!<br><br><br><br>
Here is my favorite recipe, created by a beloved friend who's gone now, long before her time:<br><br><br><br><b><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Kiki’s Famous Whole-Wheat Pasta with Kale</span></b><br><br><br><br>
Feeds 3 hungry people, or 6 as a side dish<br><br><br><br>
2 bunches fresh kale, stripped from stems and chopped into thumb-size pieces<br><br>
1 lb. whole wheat spaghetti or linguini<br><br>
1/2 cup pignoli (pine nuts)<br><br>
1/4 cup very good extra-virgin olive oil<br><br>
6-8 big cloves garlic (to taste)<br><br>
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese<br><br>
Fresh ground pepper<br><br>
Fresh ground nutmeg, if you like it.<br><br><br><br>
In a big pot with room for a steamer on top, bring 3-4 quarts of water to boil. Place chopped kale in steamer basket and set aside. Meanwhile, slice the garlic thinly and saute with the olive oil in a medium saucepan until soft and translucent. Add the pine nuts and saute some more, until the nuts are very lightly tanned. Turn off heat and set aside.<br><br><br><br>
Cook whole wheat pasta in boiling water for 10 minutes, or however long it takes to get to “al dente.” In the last two minutes or so, plop the steamer basket full of kale on top of boiling pasta, and steam kale to just tender, but still bright green.<br><br><br><br>
Remove kale; add to saucepan and mix in with sauteed garlic and nuts. Drain pasta. Toss everything together in your serving bowl with the parmesan cheese and serve immediately, adding pepper and/or nutmeg to taste.
 

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Andrew Weil has a pretty kickass recipe for kale & chinese cabbage with a tangy miso dressing in his "The Healthy Kitchen" cookbook. PM me if you're interested. (it's vegan)
 

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i add it to my green smoothies. you can also make kale chips. marinate then in something like olive oil/salt or whatever, then pop them in the dehydrator until they are crisp.
 

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I have kale in my smoothie every morning - 1 banana, 1 cup each blueberries and kale, 1 tablespoon each chia seeds and ground flax seed, water. If you only have a smallish banana some kind of sweetener is good. It is a kind of murky brownish color but you cannot taste the kale at all!
 

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Beanlady, that recipe sounds yummy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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