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Kale? - Food Wizards Wanted

Having heard so much about the nutritional benefits of kale, I want to get some. Can anyone recommend any procedures or techniques for preparing it? Thanks in advance, all.

Damn, nobody eats kale?

Hey, Ike: I’ll point Ko in the direction of this thread when he gets home from work today.

And kale ain't something that I get a regular hankerin' for, you know?

I eat tons of Kale:

Mix it in with salad, tear it into small pieces, it is a little tough.

Throw it into soup.

Stir fry.


My iguana eats tons of kale.

Oh, c’mon now. Put down that bleeding steak and have a’bite of this wonderful ruffage! :wink:

Chock full of antioxidants. Try steaming it for 10-15 minutes.

I put a bunch through my juicer. It’s quite tart, so make sure to juice with some carrots and apples too. I don’t like to eat kale as-is, or even steamed, it’s just not appealing to me. But I can drink it along with some other nice vegetables.

Steam or nuke it til tender. Saute it with a little olive oil, garlic, and red wine vinegar. A little bacon is a good thing.

Hey, my health food store training is coming in handy a lot :slight_smile: As for leafy greens, kale has the most nutritional value, but it’s quite bitter and most people don’t like the taste of it in salads or cooked - it’s worse than broccoli rabe in my opionion. But a lot of people like to juice it - you can get over a head into a 16 oz. cup, and with carrots or apples and ginger, it’s not too bad. Hope this helps.

I eat kale (either the regular or dinosaur) varieties three or four times a week. I steam mine for a few minutes to soften, then add a little tamari(soy sauce) pepper, and lemon juice. I do not like to juice it b/c you lose the high amount of fiber. I often sautee as well with olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper around p+f meal times and feel it goes nicely with all meats.

The wonder of blenders…add water and WHIR the damn crap into a pulp. Might want to try adding some sour cream or cottage cheese.

RenegadeDragon You must have a very happy, healthy mo’o (hawaiian for lizard).