Kale! How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count The Ways…

Photo by K.C. © 2010 Kristin Conroy

Kale had me hooked at first bite.  It’s the powerhouse of leafy greens and my go-to vegetable.  This green hero has never let me down, and I dare say my life would not be the same in its absence.  Kale is a chameleon of sorts–its versatility a result of its demure flavor–so you can cook it, season it, and serve it in so many ways.  My husband is not an eater of copious amounts or varieties of vegetables, but even he devours my offerings of kale.  He says every time, “This is good…what am I eating again?”

So how do I love my kale?  Let me list some of the ways, so you too may shower this leafy superstar with the adoration it deserves!

  1. Shredded in soups
  2. Sautéed with onion, garlic, and ginger
  3. Added to a stir-fry
  4. Sautéed with sausage, peppers, and onions
  5. Baked into kale chips like Steamy Kitchen does
  6. Made into a sweet snack by sautéing with coconut oil, raisins, shredded coconut, and cinnamon and/or cardamom

I used to question the meaning behind buttons and stickers proclaiming “Eat more kale!” or “I love kale!”  Now I know.  I would also proudly display those pieces of flare if I had them.  Hint, hint.

Don’t be shy…if you have more ideas for cooking kale, please share!  Let’s spread the love!


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