I steam them, then add a tahini dressing, chickpeas and some roasted butternut squash. They are also good steamed and served under the chana masala recipe from the Kind diet book. Another easy way is to steam them, mix with brown rice and add either the tahnini dressing or sesame dressing from the kind diet, simple and yummy.
I made a salad recently using raw kale cut into tiny ribbons, a tahini dressing, almonds, dried cranberries, and chickpeas. Also, both Kale and collards are excellent steamed with some of the Ume Plum Vinaigrette from the Kind Diet (Ume Plum Vinegar and Flax oil)
I would do a sort of stir fry. Oil a large pan and heat it up on the stove at high, then lower the heat a bit and just throw the veggies on, sprinkle some soy sauce and sesame seeds on there and you've got a good meal!
You can use kale as a substitute for spinach in just about any recipe. More calcium for you!! Also great in green smoothies. You'll see, it really grows on you. It's my favorite dark leafy green, hands down. I like it best steamed w/ a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Or with a touch of sesame oil and sprinkled with gomasio. Yum!!
Collards make excellent rolls (w/ mushrooms, black-eyed peas, onions and BBQ sauce) (a recipe from Veganomicon). A staple in our house!
I'm new to kale..my first introduction was in juicing. After reading how good it was for you I started looking for more ways to use it. I found a recipe for Kale, Potatoes and Mushrooms..it's so yummy. I will add it here if I can figure that out. I now also add the leaves of two or three stalks to a veggie soup I make. I've been wanting to try making Kale Chips but haven't done that yet.
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