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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:58 am 
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Steamed kale + tahini + grain + chickpeas makes a damn fine bowel. I forking love bowels.


AND kale and chickpeas have lots of fiber, so your bowels will be nice and clean after you eat 'em. *insert canned laughter*

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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:55 pm 
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This thread makes me sad because where I live now, there is only one type of kale available, and it is only available already minced in tiny pieces in a bag (apparently the Dutch only use kale in a certain type of soup) and it is one of my favorite foods.

That said, these days I keep it simple with kale. I simmer it in a little bit of vegetable broth and fresh garlic in a pan until it is about half cooked, then I eat about a whole pan of it to myself!


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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
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first i blanche the kale and drain. then i saute garlic, pinenuts and golden rasins in olive oil, then i add the kale and saute a bit more and add salt to taste. i just had that for dinner, last night.


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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
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I want to love kale. The only two ways that it's really won me over tho are either in a raw, massaged dino kale salad with tempeh bacon or (the healthier variety) steamed and tossed with olive oil, shoyu, and lemon juice. both amazing.


kale with tempeh bacon sounds awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 4:25 pm 
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Personally I don't like kale and never have, UNTIL I discovered the Massaged Kale Salad. I am now eating it daily. In fact, I crave it constantly. In mine I put lemon juice, pumpkin seeds, heirloom tomatoes (the small ones, like zebra or those small grape ones), apple, avocado, pea sprouts and some Italian type vinaigrette.


the first time i ate raw kale salad i ate it daily for like 2 or 3 weeks.

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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:08 pm 
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kale on pizza is also awesome, btw.

i'm putting the vwav tahini sauce on mine, but i'm too lazy to saute garlic tonight, so, you know.

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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:31 pm 
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appifanie wrote:
the first time i ate raw kale salad i ate it daily for like 2 or 3 weeks.


That's me. I'm currently on week 2 with no signs of stopping. I buy the pre-washed/cut up kale (three types in there) for $1.99 and go to town. The box makes about 5 enormous salads.


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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:32 pm 
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embarrassingly enough i've never actually steamed my kale before - i usually saute it. i was shocked how well it steamed up. even livi ate some! plain, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:40 pm 
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I like to lightly saute it with onions and garlic, and then toss it with stone-ground mustard, soy sauce, and apple cider vinegar. It's also good braised with carrots.

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lilyyw wrote:
Amelie wrote:
Steamed kale + tahini + grain + chickpeas makes a damn fine bowel. I forking love bowels.


AND kale and chickpeas have lots of fiber, so your bowels will be nice and clean after you eat 'em. *insert canned laughter*

And do love a nice kale poop. Sorry, TMI?


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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:36 pm 
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embarrassingly enough i've never actually steamed my kale before - i usually saute it. i was shocked how well it steamed up. even livi ate some! plain, of course.


Tell me everything about that sauce!


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it's the VwaV garlicky tahini sauce, without garlic :D

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I love massaged kale salad too. I thought you had to use olive oil to massage it, though, although it looks like some of you just use lemon juice. Am I reading this right? Does it work like that? I hope so because one of the reasons I don't eat it more often is because I usually use quite a bit of oil. That and cutting it up takes a long time. I like it to be really tiny.

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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
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I really need to branch out with my kale. I always chop it up in super garlicky potato soup. I wanna try all your ideas!


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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
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I don't think anyone has mentioned it, but the Brazilian Kale from Viva Vegan is awesome. Something about chopping up the kale into little slivers is very satisfying. And hey, liquid smoke! Other than kale chips, this is probably my number one kale use.


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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:05 pm 
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ilovemountains wrote:
I love massaged kale salad too. I thought you had to use olive oil to massage it, though, although it looks like some of you just use lemon juice. Am I reading this right? Does it work like that? I hope so because one of the reasons I don't eat it more often is because I usually use quite a bit of oil. That and cutting it up takes a long time. I like it to be really tiny.

I've done it both ways, but if definitely works without oil! I think I actually prefer it that way (I do add avocado though). I usually massage it with lemon juice and a little salt. Honestly, I'm not sure which thing helps break it down.


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 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:21 am 
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I've been lazy so I've been steaming kale for a few minutes then adding canned great northern beans and olive oil, cooking a little longer, adding some tamari and eating. It's yummy and only takes about 5 minutes.


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