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#1 Postby Marcina » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:05 am

Anyone have any good ideas for kale? All I've tried so far is eating it raw in a salad and it just makes me fart.


#2 Postby veganpotter » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:14 am

I really like it sautéed with onions, and garlic along with just a bit of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and a pinch of pepper.

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#3 Postby DV » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:18 am

I saute a bunch of sliced shallots until they're carmelized, steam the kale in water (salted or unsalted), chop and then mix together.

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#4 Postby beforewisdom » Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:29 am

I like braising it in vegan powdered vegetable broth. Tasty, no oil, no added calories. Takes about 30 seconds for the kale to go limp.

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#5 Postby I'm Your Man » Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:14 am

I guess it's like spinach, you can put it into boiling water for only 10-30 seconds, then put in water with ice to stop the cooking so it stays crunchy.
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#6 Postby Lean and Green » Tue Apr 22, 2008 12:36 pm

Every made a 'wilt' or 'rub' salad??????

Source: Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine -Gabriel Cousens
Although a raw friend of mine put me on to the rubbing method first ;)

1) Get one bunch of dinosaur (lacinado) kale
2) Remove the main part of kale stem and chop leaves finely into a bowl
3) Add about a tsp of salt and massage or 'rub' into the leaves until they 'wilt'
4) Add about 2 tsp of fresh lemon juice and massage into the kale again

Make a salad out of your wilted kale leaves :)

Some salad recipes to try:

Hemp Kale Salad
1 bunch kale
1/4 cup hemp seed
1 large tomato, diced
3 Tbsp olive oil or hemp oil for a richer taste
2 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp lemon juice to massage into the kale

Note: add the oil last otherwise the kale will not wilt as well

Avocado Kale Salad

1 bunch kale
1 large tomato
1 avocado
1 stalk celery
1/4 cup olives
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp salt to massage into the kale

Take the avocado, olive oil and celery and blend it up into a dressing to pour over the salad.

Garnish with olives.
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#7 Postby Richard » Tue Apr 22, 2008 3:41 pm

I put the motherf*cker in the steamer with the other vegetables, softens it up a bit. Only needs to be in there 10 - 15 minutes, nom nom

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#8 Postby Marcina » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:09 pm

Good ideas! Thanks! Except for the olive one.. Eeww. I hate olives hahaha

The avacado part, I dig.

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#9 Postby Neoveg » Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:44 am

Hey try this! I make it like once every 2 to 3 weeks! I really like it. Here is the link:

http://www.giveittomeraw.com/video/vide ... eo%3A33660
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#10 Postby lotus » Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:32 pm

I love it lightly steamed with fresh lime and salt. I also like to add it into salad(you could steam it alittle to see if that helps eith the gas) and I love to use it as a topping on pizza and in soup!
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#11 Postby Marcina » Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:25 pm

I started putting about a cup of it in my green smoothies.
Makes me feel very energetic and gas free ahahaha

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#12 Postby BethL » Thu May 01, 2008 4:43 pm

Yummy Kale, Heck I just eat it, but love the recipes here. I am going to try a couple of them forsure.

This is pretty simple, Kale with hummus,tomatoes and scallions in a whole grain pita. I use calorie free dressing with it, but veganaise is great too if you still need your fat for the day.
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#13 Postby veganpotter » Thu May 01, 2008 8:28 pm

There's always the banana burrito

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Re: Kale

#14 Postby tuesdaem » Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:52 pm

I make vegetable soup w/just water, onions, celery, carrots, zucchini & bok choy. I add salt & pepper to taste & add kale about 10 min b4 its done. The kale gets tender like swiss chard but more firm & has a delicate taste. That's my favorite way to eat kale :)

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Re: Kale

#15 Postby endcruelty » Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:23 pm

we usually make kale (steamed i think, it's been a while) with beans and sausage :) it's yummers

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