Eat More Kale!

July 22, 2009 at 5:00 am 19 comments

I love kale. It’s no secret. So you can imagine my delight when a Facebook friend sent me a link to this.Β  So fun…thanks Josie! πŸ™‚

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  • 1. Gypsy  |  July 22, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Oh I need some kale inspiration … I am overrun with it in the garden and can’t get the family to eat it. Do you juice it?

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  • 2. livelightly  |  July 22, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Hi Gypsy! One of my favorite ways to eat kale is in a raw kale avocado salad: https://happyfoody.com/2008/02/12/raw-kale-avocado-salad/

    I also juice it in Green Lemonade and other green drinks… https://happyfoody.com/2009/07/11/green-lemonade-with-a-twist/

    And I shred it super fine in the food processor and top salads with it.

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  • 3. bonny  |  July 22, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I swear, just because of you, I’m going to eat kale one of these days. πŸ™‚

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  • 4. sara  |  July 22, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    This shirt is awesome! I, too, adore kale! Thanks for the link.

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  • 5. Heather A.  |  July 22, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I’ve heard a lot about dehydrated kale chips, and I am planning on making some tonight! I love kale! πŸ™‚ Now.. what to do with cabbage besides coleslaw?

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  • 6. Josie  |  July 22, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    You are so welcome! Glad to see you sharing it with others as well πŸ™‚

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  • 7. Lindsay  |  July 22, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I love to use kale in my green smoothies… I’ve mixed it in with romaine in my salads but I haven’t cooked with it… yet. When I worked in a grocery store the only time customers bought kale was to feed it to their lizard!

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  • 8. sara  |  July 22, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Heather A.
    I have a favorite cabbage salad that I blogged about on my (sadly neglected) blog. Check it out- my husband said about it “I never knew cabbage could be so good!” and we have made it many times! Also, Ani Phyo has a great wakame kale slaw in her recipe book that calls for cabbage and I use the same pressed cabbage as the above salad calls for (oh, and I soak my wakame), but it is another yummy way to eat cabbage. And you always can ferement it. Oh, here is the link http://swamimommy.typepad.com/swamimommy/2008/06/another-favorite-salad.html

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  • 9. Becca  |  July 22, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Kale has always intrigued me…this was just the push I needed to go get some and try.

    Sara what do you know about Carrot greens? We have some planted in our garden and the green tops are so big and beautiful. Can we eat these? Have you used them?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

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  • 10. livelightly  |  July 22, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Lindsay…I know πŸ™‚ Once I was in the grocery store and overheard a dad telling his son that kale was actually not edible, it just was for decoration on your plate. LOL!

    Becca…here is a link to some carrot top soup:
    http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=Carrot%20top%20and%20rice%20soup%20(tuscan)

    If you Google “carrot tops” you’ll come up with a bunch more.

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    • 11. Denise  |  July 23, 2009 at 12:45 am

      I have one to go along with the “decoration on the plate.” Years ago we were out to eat with Grandma. We asked for a salad with romaine lettuce. The server was stumped and we explained that it’s served on the plates. She replied, “But that’s the decoration.” πŸ™‚ We still laugh about that! πŸ™‚

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  • 12. Jackie H  |  July 23, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Hi Sara: We just started putting kale in our smoothies and I’m so happy the kids are drinking it up no problem…I think the green color actually helped them drink more! πŸ™‚

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  • 13. Jen  |  July 24, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Here’s a kale recipefor you… http://vegweb.com/index.php?topic=18362.0

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  • 14. Flo  |  July 24, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Remember this?
    https://happyfoody.com/2008/03/15/sun-dried-tomato-hummus-no-beans/
    I made it yesterday and have some leftover. Today for lunch, I rolled it in nori with cucumber and my getting neglected alfalfa sprouts (I love to sprout, but seem to always forget them in the fridge!). Yum.

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  • 15. DOTK  |  July 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    I have this tshirt! I love it. I’ve had it for about 3 years and it’s still in great condition.

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  • 16. AC in SC  |  August 1, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Is all kale created equal? I tried making green smoothies with kale and didn’t feel the love. (Baby spinach? That’s a whole different story!) I’m wondering if I was permanently damaged by my years of using kale as decoration on the dining hall salad bars.

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  • 17. livelightly  |  August 2, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    AC in SC…all kale pretty much tastes like kale πŸ™‚ I always say that only the DIE HARDS put kale in their green smoothies. hee hee. You can definitely taste it more than the baby spinach. I rarely use kale because Bella doesn’t like the “green” taste of it. I don’t mind it.

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  • 18. AC in SC  |  August 3, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Well, I guess I’m not a die hard! I’ll stick to my baby spinach!

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  • 19. livelightly  |  August 3, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Sounds good πŸ™‚ Even though I said that I “don’t mind it”…I never make mine with kale either. Unless I’m out of spinach. Just go for green! It is good to rotate though…so try adding carrot tops or parsley or romaine and see if you like those sometime.

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