| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:31 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:18 pm 
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7033
Location: NC for now
What is your favorite thing to do with kale? It's hard to find decent kale around here and I got some dino kale (impossible to find around here) at WF the other day and I want to appreciate it. What are your favorite things to do with kale?

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:20 pm 
Asked Santa for a Hoveringdog
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:02 pm
Posts: 1762
Kale chips, massaged kale salad, lightly steamed kale w/a squirt of lemon juice.

Kale is probably my favorite green ever, but these are the three things I make most with it, though I eat it at least 5 days/week.

_________________
"I would love to be president of the United States. It's been my dream ever since I discovered what power was." ~ RandiJM, age 11-ish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 6:56 pm 
Because Bob Barker Told Me To
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2010 7:01 pm
Posts: 933
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Mine are almost the same as your's, gaia 13, but I like a tahini, lemon, garlic dressing on my steamed kale. Oh, and toasted sesame seeds on top.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:23 pm 
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:30 pm
Posts: 1850
Location: Vancouver, BC
I love tossing in a bunch of kale whenever I make pasta with tomato sauces. Sometimes I wish it was just all kale and tomato sauce, no pasta.

_________________
"I love this banana bread." Jacques Derrida


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:34 pm 
Wears Durian Helmet
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:08 pm
Posts: 875
Location: PDX
I stir fry it with tofu, oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, onions, ginger and garlic - and then splash a bit of low-sodium tamari over it. Sometimes I'll also toss in some left-over brown rice or pasta, to make a one pot meal.

_________________
Formerly Kaleicious. I still love kale, but no more than lots of other garden greens too! Orach is currently my favorite.


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:50 pm 
Be afraid... be very afraid
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:10 pm
Posts: 295
Location: HadToMove
I have been addicted to Desdemona's recipe for garlicky kale with mooch. I love it in chickpea noodle soup, with white beans, a splash of vinegar, and corn bread. . . . Mmmmmm, kale.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:56 pm 
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:19 pm
Posts: 1804
Location: North Carolina
I don't know where you are in NC, appifanie, but one of the things I've been most impressed with here is the availability of good quality affordable kale! I'm in Raleigh and it's everywhere at the farmer's market, even all winter long.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:16 pm 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:44 pm
Posts: 401
Location: iowa
I really love this braised kale on Orangette: http://orangette.blogspot.com/2008/10/p ... ogged.html . I serve it over toasted crusty bread rubbed with a garlic clove, like she suggests, but obviously skip the egg and the cheese - I just drizzle it with olive oil and sprinkle it with a little more salt. It's really comforting and tasty, the bread soaks up the broth...yum.


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:32 pm 
Dildo Queen
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:47 pm
Posts: 1768
Location: ontario, canada.
kale chips with nooch.

african stew: http://www.vegansociety.com/lifestyle/f ... -stew.aspx

_________________
Nothing raises awareness of D3 in soy milk like hardcore anal. - Erinnerung


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:40 pm 
Bought 20lbs of vegan protein powder
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Posts: 7033
Location: NC for now
thanks guys!

molly wrote:
I don't know where you are in NC, appifanie, but one of the things I've been most impressed with here is the availability of good quality affordable kale! I'm in Raleigh and it's everywhere at the farmer's market, even all winter long.


i'm in forking fort bragg/fayetteville (i hate it here). i got my kale at the raleigh whole foods the other day. here is just dismal produce wise.

_________________
"T-shirts are not allowed in heaven, Karyn. They don't do casual Fridays." - Amandabear

"It's because I'm judging them. Harshly. Judgey McJudgerson." - mel c


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:42 pm 
Chard Martyr
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:49 pm
Posts: 9590
All of those plus kale is good in smoothies!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:31 pm 
Wrote Dissertation on Vegans, Meat, and the Deserted Island Question
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:59 pm
Posts: 1661
Location: MA
Some of these have already been mentioned, but my favorites are:

- kale chips with a little olive oil, a lot of nooch, and salt
- citrus almond kale (sautee with olive oil + garlic, add slivered almonds, salt, lemon zest and a squeeze of juice, serve over brown rice)
- caldo verde (recipe from Native Foods, but basically kale-spinach-potato soup)
- steamed kale with a lemon juice/apple cider vinegar/agave dressing (Colleen Patrick-Goudreau mentioned this on an old podcast)
- raw kale salad (massage with lemon juice and salt, add mashed up avocado to coat, then scallion, halved grape tomatoes, sunflower and pumpkin seeds)
- with soba noodles and a sesame-ish dressing, and maybe tofu
- a smoothie with 2 c kale, a frozen banana, 2 T ground flax, a bunch of frozen mango and pineapple, a date, and water
- and there's a really easy recipe from LDV with noodles, kale, tomato juice and peanut butter (but I liked cashew and almond too, and I added nooch)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:19 am 
Huffs Nutritional Yeast
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:01 am
Posts: 117
There's a great recipe in Moosewood Cooking for Health: kale with cranberries. I almost swooned when I tried it - the perfect mix of savory and sweet!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:08 am 
Addicted to B12 Enemas
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:28 am
Posts: 246
Location: Florida
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.


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:59 pm 
Flounceiad 2011
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm
Posts: 4881
Location: A New England
I'm making this again for Thanksgiving:
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com/2010/11/kale-and-white-bean-pita.html

I'm also planning to veganize a recipe for sausage, kale and white bean cassoulet that I saw in The Guardian; if it turns out well, I'll blog it.

_________________
You can always politely suggest a ham alternative. ~ vijita
Nothing is safe from weiners in my neighborhood... ~ crowderpea
I didn't embarrass him by saying anything about wanking ~ 8ball
"SMLOUNCE!" ~ smurfterrobang?!
http://elizaveganpage.blogspot.com


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:14 pm 
Lactose Intolerant...Literally
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:16 pm
Posts: 684
Location: Calgary, AB
Mmmmmmm kale...

I looooove the garlicky kale with tahini dressing in vwav.

Also love it in stir fries with peanut sauce (especially the vwav recipe) over soba noodles.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 2:26 pm 
Thinks Plants Have Feelings
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:05 pm
Posts: 64
Location: Montreal, Canada
Kale pesto. I think I like it even better than basil pesto.
http://meansoybean.com/2010/06/improved ... -for-2010/

_________________
http://meansoybean.com
a vegan blog about nothing in particular

Tweet me @meansoybean


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 3:34 pm 
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:22 pm
Posts: 408
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
It's hard to branch out beyond my yummy standby:

Sauteed with heaps of garlic, then simmered. When it's almost ready, I add a splash of soy sauce, molasses, and toasted sesame oil.

_________________
I vagabond. I eat.


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:11 pm 
Dildo Queen
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:47 pm
Posts: 1768
Location: ontario, canada.
i bought some kale today! i bought some kale today! it's here it's here it's here it's finally in season yaaay! i'm making that african stew and i'm so excited for it except, damnit, i forgot to buy some forkin chickpeas. >:[

_________________
Nothing raises awareness of D3 in soy milk like hardcore anal. - Erinnerung


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:31 pm 
Huffs Nutritional Yeast
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 23, 2010 1:19 pm
Posts: 113
Location: San Francisco, CA
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.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 11:34 pm 
Should Write a Goddam Book Already
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:15 pm
Posts: 1064
Location: Bull City, NC
This:


____
African Pineapple Peanut Stew

1 cup chopped onions
2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 bunch kale or Swiss chard (4 cups sliced)
2 cups undrained canned crushed pineapple (20-ounce can)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon Tabasco or other hot pepper sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt to taste
crushed skinless peanuts
chopped scallions

In a covered saucepan, saute' the onions and garlic in the oil for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until the onions are lightly browned. While the onions saute', wash the kale or Swiss chard. Remove and discard the large stems and any blemished leaves. Stack the leaves on a cutting surface and slice crosswise into 1-inch-thick slices.

Add the pineapple and its juice to the onions and bring to a simmer. Stir in the kale or chard, cover, and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring a couple of times, until just tender. Mix in the peanut butter, Tabasco, and cilantro and simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt to taste, and serve.

I eat it like once a week. Mmm.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 1:39 am 
Top of the food chain & doesn't need to prove it
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:09 am
Posts: 635
Location: Sacramento, CA
Steamed kale + tahini + grain + chickpeas makes a damn fine bowel. I forking love bowels.

_________________
France
California


Top
 Profile WWW  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 10:58 am 
Wrote Dissertation on Vegans, Meat, and the Deserted Island Question
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:59 pm
Posts: 1661
Location: MA
Heh.

punky! wrote:
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.

Isn't that weird, how you can start craving raw kale?! I never would have believed it. I mean don't get me wrong, I just had two chocolate chip cookies for breakfast, but I am definitely having a kale salad for lunch. When you get in the habit of eating it, it just makes you feel good!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:36 am 
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:22 pm
Posts: 1117
Location: va
Magpie-Grin wrote:
Mine are almost the same as your's, gaia 13, but I like a tahini, lemon, garlic dressing on my steamed kale. Oh, and toasted sesame seeds on top.

+1. It's..yummy!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your favorite use for Kale
PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 11:36 am 
Making Threats to Punks Again
User avatar
Offline

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:22 pm
Posts: 1117
Location: va
Oh and, the Easy Stir Fried Leafy Greens recipe from V'con. It makes all greens taste awesome.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic  [ 42 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Gulliver and 11 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer