Kale-a-palooza

by Carol Blymire on October 9, 2011

in Cooking

I flew home verrrrrrry this morning from Charleston, SC, and landed in time to make it to the farmers’ market right when it opened.  I was feeling ever so slightly hung-over from my friends’ wedding last night (more from lack of sleep than anything else), so my brain was a little fuzzy but my palate craved something healthy.  I picked up my regular weekly items: a whole chicken to roast, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, eggs, and lettuce.

Next to the red-leaf lettuce was a display of kale, which I have never really liked at all.  But, I’m bound and determined to find ways to enjoy eating it because it is so incredibly healthy and jam-packed with nutrients and all the necessary vitamins, and other science-y stuff that’s good for us.

I’ve tried making kale chips, but I just don’t like them.  Not sure why.  It’s a texture thing, I think.  And, I’ve shredded kale and tossed it into soup, but I don’t do it often and it kind of feels like all the good stuff gets cooked out of it by the time I eat it.

So, I took to Twitter and asked for some kale ideas, and MAN did folks give me some really great ideas… which I’m posting below so you can try them, too.

Below the Tweets are links to the recipes suggested in the Tweets, as well as links to some others I found this afternoon.   Have at it in the comments, too.  Tell me how you like your kale.  I really wanna know!

 

 

Links to kale recipes that sound really, really good to me:

Kale Caesar with Bottarga
Indian-Style Kale and Potatoes

Kale Caesar Salad

Caldo Verde
(Portuguese Kale Soup)
Kale Salad with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

Kale and Roasted Vegetable Soup

Braised Kale with Pancetta

Italian Sausage and Kale Gratin

Garlicky Greens

Colcannon

Kale and Black Bean Tacos
Kale with Baked Eggs (just sub in rice or potato flour for the AP flour in this recipe)

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Sigh……

by Carol Blymire on October 6, 2011

in Ugh

Look, I love Apartment Therapy and its family of sites… but, COME ON, guys… this might be the dumbest, most nonsensical headline I’ve seen on Re-Nest, ever:

 

The story is here.

I mean, come on.  Really?

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