Well i finally got my hands on some kale (in australia) from a local organic farm so now my question is what to do with it! Any ideas on fav recipes would be appreciated im still very new at this and must admit its still a little to daunting to look at greens and think yum yum this is dinner! haha , im getting there though and feeling great so far!
Hi! I love making a kale salad. I got the original recipe from a raw food website, but I make many variations depending on what I have on hand. Here are the bare-bones ingredients/directions. kale chopped very fineolive oilsea saltlemon juice to taste **Chop kale very fine and place in a bowl. Drizzle generously with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt. Then, use your hands (freshly washed, of course :) ) to "massage" the oil and salt into the kale. Each leaf should be coated with olive oil, but there shouldn't be a puddle of oil at the bottom of the bowl. Just keep adding until you find the right amount. The oil and salt actually soften the kale and make it decrease in volume a bit. That's how you know you did it right! Add lemon juice to the salad, as much as you desire. Then, taste and make necessary salt/oil/lemon juice additions. There's the basic salad, but you'll want to add more things to make it delicious. What to add:thinly chopped onionsavocado chopped sun-dried tomatoesred bell pepper (or another sweet vegetable to balance out the kale's hearty flavor. Perhaps one could add a fruit such as blueberries) Sometimes I sprinkle nutritional yeast on the salad as well. Hope this helps! If nothing else, add avocado and onions. They add great flavor and texture! I would also suggest the sweet element, a sturdy berry, fruit, or bell pepper.
ooo. I had good spaces between everything but the post I made got smushed together! The ingredients for the salad are: finely chopped kale, olive oil, sea salt, lemon juice, avocado, finely chopped onion, chopped sundried tomato, diced red bell pepper or sweet-ish fruit/vegetable.
I love kale, its hearty , its chewy...I usually like to clean it really good with water and salt. then I put it in a big pot and start to steam it, u don't need water right away because it holds some of the water that you just cleaned it with. Once it starts to wilt down I add olive oil and garlic and let it cook a bit until the garlic gets soft, and then I start to add some vegetable broth. Once all the flavors start to marry I add my beans, any kind you like. Kale is a tough green, so I feel you have to cook it a little bit longer than most other greens. hope you enjoy!
I just used the ume plum vinegar for the first time the other day. I made the kale like i described above, but i did not put the beans in and did not put to much vege broth. I was not making this a soupy dish, just wanted to make the kale with some flavor. when it was done, I put some in a dish and added ume plum vinegar, very delish!! :)...its like when people put vinegar on their collard greens....same concept. today for lunch I ate the kale with barley and added the ume plum vinegar.....total satisfaction!!
I like Alicias recipe. Boil the kale in sea salt water for about 5 minutes, drain. Sautee chopped walnuts and garlic in olive oil (hers may call for vegetable oil) and then add the kale and sautee for another 5 minutes. Yummy!
I usually saute chopped kale with a little bit of olive oil and top with a splash of Bragg's Liquid Aminos and a sprinkle of gomashio. Sometimes, I will also add some cubes of tofu. Then, I will serve with brown rice. Such an easy, filling meal when I don't feel like spending a lot of time in the kitchen after work!
heya shona! i'm a big kale fan and eat it pretty much every other day :) i tear bits of it, and plop it in stews, soups, pasta and scrambled tofu for breakfast (normally i'd give it a 2-3 minute sautee in a bit of garlic first).
right now i'm digging eating it by basically following alicia's recipe for collard greens. except i sub the cg for kale, and sub the raisins/walnuts for cranberries and almonds.
its pretty darn tootin rad!
have fun playin' with yer kale peace
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