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Old 01-14-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Kale was a fabulous food a while back. I went out and got some for my homemade chicken veggie soup last week. I used half the bunch in the soup. It was wonderful! You do have to wash it many many times to get the grit out, but I've found that by shredding it before I wash it helps.

Last night boobalah made osso bucco. I made some kale to have with it. We both agreed that it is a must have for some of our greens from now on. He never has cared for greens and I love just about all of them. Collards are the only ones I don't like. I substituted beet greens for my turnip greens on New Year's day. (It's a Southern thing).

But kale! You do have to cook it a while and Mandalinn is right, in broth is much better than water. Use some homemade broth, thin slice some garlic and S&P and you are on your way.
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My whole family loves kale. We eat at least 5 bunches a week!
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How do you store that much? Or do you buy it on the day you want it? How do you prepare yours? You are a vegan, aren't you? If so, do you use veggie broth?
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I've been trying to get friendly with kale! I successfuly added some to a vegetable soup a couple of weeks ago. It was great.

cbmare, what is "S&P"??? IMWTK

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IMWTK? Huh?

S&P salt and pepper
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I store excess produce in a styrofoam cooler. It sits on my kitchen floor until there is room for the contents in the fridge. Put a bag or container of ice in the cooler, being careful not to put delicate items right on the ice.

I am still in my chard phase. Haven't gotten to kale yet.
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How do you store that much? Or do you buy it on the day you want it? How do you prepare yours? You are a vegan, aren't you? If so, do you use veggie broth?
More than 70% of my refrigerator is fresh vegetables, the entire bottom shelf area is where I keep big bunches. Usually 2-3 at a time are what I have. I typically cook 2 bunches at a time.

The standard in my house is caramelized onions and garlic, kale, lemon juice, umeboshi vinegar, nutritional yeast, cayenne and extra virgin coconut oil.

Sometimes sesame seeds, carrots, chard, asparagus, tomatoes, broccoli, lentils, tofu or beans make an appearance as well.

I haven't found a way that we don't like it!

I really like it in soups and with white beans.

Vegan, yes!

Sometimes I use vegetable broth.
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Thanks! Do you eat it raw? I don't like it raw. But I'm going to play with some of your suggestions. I did cook it in chicken broth and it was wonderful! I added some slivered garlic.
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Today I boiled some potatoes, carrots, kale and garlic in some broth and water, (added some salt and pepper and rosemary) drained the excess liquid, mashed it all up with a little milk and shredded cheddar cheese. Really good.
Yeah, it looks like green and orange mashed potatoes. I love it!
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Oh Yum!
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S&P salt and pepper
LOL I can't believe I didn't figure out "S&P"!!! "IMWTK" = Inquiring Minds Want To Know.
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LOL I can't believe I didn't figure out "S&P"!!! "IMWTK" = Inquiring Minds Want To Know.

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