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Old 01-02-2010, 04:44 PM   #1
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Kale

I love the stuff but i only have ever eaten it raw or juiced it.

I bought a huge bag of it today for like $0.40

any suggetions on how to use it all up.

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My favorite is to cook some sausage up with onion, peppers and tomatoes in a big pot. Add the kale on top with a 1/2 cup of chicken stock or so, put the lid on and cook it down until it's soft (kind of like collard greens). Yum! And it is so good for you!
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Make some healthy soup. I brown some spicy sausage/chicken, onion, celery, garlic, add chicken broth and bring to boil, add handfuls of chopped kale, simmer for about 40 minutes until kale is tender and serve. Freezes well too.
I have also pan roasted kale in the oven, sprinkled with olive oil and sea salt and cook until crispy texture. You can eat it like chips. Even if you fill an entire cookie sheet, it cooks down to about a handful...lol
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My favorite is to cook some sausage up with onion, peppers and tomatoes in a big pot. Add the kale on top with a 1/2 cup of chicken stock
sounds good ! Do you devain the kale

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I have also pan roasted kale in the oven, sprinkled with olive oil and sea salt and cook until crispy texture. You can eat it like chips. l
Im in for anything crispy like a chip

didnt realize it would cook down that much

do you devain?
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I usually don't devain the kale - it all cooks and becomes soft. I also do add it to soups as well.
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I love Kale with Chorizo, just brown a small onion then brown 2 large tubes of chorizo, then add 2 bunches of kale, when wilted add 4-5 cups of chicken broth, let it cook for 25 minutes and serve hot.
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I love Kale with Chorizo, just brown a small onion then brown 2 large tubes of chorizo, then add 2 bunches of kale,
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Kale chips are GREAT in the food processor - I do devein them though or the vein is hard and not chewable.

I just devein, tear into largish pieces, and toss with JUST enough olive oil to coat, then a little sea salt and toss again - put on dehydrator trays and let it go a couple hours. It's very addictive - DH and I both love kale chips!
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When you guys mention sausage......Do I slice as is or squeeze it out of the casing before browning?
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When you guys mention sausage......Do I slice as is or squeeze it out of the casing before browning?
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i buy mine in a brick,fresh frozen in the meat section of the grocery

100% ground pork sausage

I have browned some myself today with onion bacon chunks,KALE and peppers and added it all to my turkey stock in my crockpot

smells delish
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Make your favorite version of Faux-tatoes, saute the kale (or boil it, if you prefer), then stir it in to the Faux-tatoes. Serve with your favorite smoked sausage. It's my lc version of a Dutch recipe called Boerekool met Worst. I love the stuff!
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in olive oil with bacon and onions. Add a dash of vinegar when done.
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Recipezaar suggests you put Kale in the oven and "crisp" it a bit, then add salt. It is supposed to taste like potato chips. It kinda sorta does. Look up Kale Chips.
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My favorite is to cook some sausage up with onion, peppers and tomatoes in a big pot. Add the kale on top with a 1/2 cup of chicken stock or so, put the lid on and cook it down until it's soft (kind of like collard greens). Yum! And it is so good for you!
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Make some healthy soup. I brown some spicy sausage/chicken, onion, celery, garlic, add chicken broth and bring to boil, add handfuls of chopped kale, simmer for about 40 minutes until kale is tender and serve. Freezes well too.
I have also pan roasted kale in the oven, sprinkled with olive oil and sea salt and cook until crispy texture. You can eat it like chips. Even if you fill an entire cookie sheet, it cooks down to about a handful...lol
Both of these sound divine. Gotta go get me some kale!!
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sauteed kale with garlic and red pepper flakes is my favorite.
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I like to make a batch of minced "spoon" salad using kale. It lasts all week.
The original recipe came from Carol at the Simply Gluten Free website, but I change up the veggies a little. You can add what you like, Chop, store and add salad dressing before you serve. That way you can choose different dressings throughout the week for varied flavor.

Spoon Salad
1 bunch kale, ribs removed feta cheese
1/2 bunch washed spinach leaves sunflower seeds
1 bunch parsley
1/2 head red cabbage
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 bell pepper, sliced
1 zucchini squash, roughly sliced
1 small jicama, peeled and sliced

Wash and dry all veggies very well. In a food processor, blend kale, parsley and spinach. Set aside. Next, process cabbage. Set that aside to process carrots and jicama. Lastly, chop zucchini and bell pepper. Mix all chopped veggies together in a large bowl. To serve, scoop out individual servings, and stir vinaigrette dressing into the veggies. Top with feta cheese and sunflower seeds if desired. Eat with a spoon, of course.

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Lisa i am def going to try that !! TY

by the way i made soup and put kale in it....well it tastes better cooked than raw for sure and i loved it so much i added more to the crock this morning.....thanks everyone for the suggestions
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in olive oil with bacon and onions. Add a dash of vinegar when done.
This, but I add vinegar from the start, usually balsamic, and add mushrooms as well.

I love kale.
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The Spoon Salad sounds good. Shred or course chop the cabbage in the FP? Thank you.

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Portuguese Kale Soup

This was one of my favorite go to soups. I always made it as
an entire meal. When I could no longer have potatoes or beans
to put in it, I made up this recipe as a substitute and still
love it.

Portuguese Kale Soup Low Carb Version
20 cups of soup or 10 servings

2-3 lbs. of turkey smoked kielbasa,sliced
1 tbs. olive oil
1 large onion,diced
3-4 cloves chopped garlic
1 lb. fresh green beans, snapped
2 bunches of kale stripped from the vein, chopped
Fresh sliced mushrooms
2 quarts chicken broth
2 quarts beef broth
1 can black soy beans,drained
Salt and black pepper to taste
1 tbs. hot sauce of choice

Stir fry the onion, garlic, kale and mushrooms in oil
Throw into a soup pot and add everything else.
You can broil the sausages if you want to but they are
already cooked.
Cook about 30-45 min.

Enjoy
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This, but I add vinegar from the start, usually balsamic, and add mushrooms as well.

I love kale.
Ok I'm trying that today! I bought some kale yesterday after reading this post
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the only way I have ever used kale is in that Olive Garden Toscana soup recipe. Now I want to try the kale chips. Has anyone tried these? Do they really get crisp?
And the "spoon salad" recipe sounds yummy!
too bad it's snowing like a son of a gun outside or I'd go get some kale now!
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Kale chips are GREAT in the food processor - I do devein them though or the vein is hard and not chewable.

I just devein, tear into largish pieces, and toss with JUST enough olive oil to coat, then a little sea salt and toss again - put on dehydrator trays and let it go a couple hours. It's very addictive - DH and I both love kale chips!
Obviously my brain was having a malfunction - I don't do kale chips in the FOOD PROCESSOR! I do them in the DEHYDRATOR. And we LOVE them. They're too delicate to hold up to dipping but they're great munchie "chips" to eat by themselves. I always load the dehydrator to the max and we manage to eat them ALL in one or two days - and it's just DH and me!
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Obviously my brain was having a malfunction - I don't do kale chips in the FOOD PROCESSOR! I do them in the DEHYDRATOR. And we LOVE them. They're too delicate to hold up to dipping but they're great munchie "chips" to eat by themselves. I always load the dehydrator to the max and we manage to eat them ALL in one or two days - and it's just DH and me!

I luv kale chips and use Jacques Pepin's recipe-he calls for a lower oven temp of 250 degrees so the leaves don't get burned and baking them on a rack instead of flat in a pan. Tasty!
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the only way I have ever used kale is in that Olive Garden Toscana soup recipe. Now I want to try the kale chips. Has anyone tried these? Do they really get crisp?
And the "spoon salad" recipe sounds yummy!
too bad it's snowing like a son of a gun outside or I'd go get some kale now!
just made that tuscan soup today with the kale, and man is it good, the kale chips sound interesting
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My favorite is to cook some sausage up with onion, peppers and tomatoes in a big pot. Add the kale on top with a 1/2 cup of chicken stock or so, put the lid on and cook it down until it's soft (kind of like collard greens). Yum! And it is so good for you!
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Make some healthy soup. I brown some spicy sausage/chicken, onion, celery, garlic, add chicken broth and bring to boil, add handfuls of chopped kale, simmer for about 40 minutes until kale is tender and serve. Freezes well too.
I have also pan roasted kale in the oven, sprinkled with olive oil and sea salt and cook until crispy texture. You can eat it like chips. Even if you fill an entire cookie sheet, it cooks down to about a handful...lol

I bought the kale, kinda improvised w/ these 2 recipes, only used Hot breakfast sausage/rotel tomatoes & chilies, xtra peppers and, onion, garlic, chicken broth & kale. O. M. G. !!!! You gotta try these. Some type of version, I don't think you could mess it up. It's tooooo good!! Gonna have more tomorrow.
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I luv kale chips and use Jacques Pepin's recipe-he calls for a lower oven temp of 250 degrees so the leaves don't get burned and baking them on a rack instead of flat in a pan. Tasty!
they get crispy?

how long do they take?
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I watched his show on PBS and he said only 20 minutes but mine took longer. So I baked them the 20 mins and checked them every 5 mins until they were crispy. Baking them on the rack so air circulates around them really crisps them up and they don't burn either. Before you roast the leaves toss them with a bit off EVOO and salt.
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thanks Lisa im going to try it for sure before the weekend is out and let you know how it turns out
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I luv kale chips and use Jacques Pepin's recipe-he calls for a lower oven temp of 250 degrees so the leaves don't get burned and baking them on a rack instead of flat in a pan. Tasty!
I just made this recipe for the first time and am completely stunned by how tasty and addicting these are! Who knew??
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