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Old 01-16-2012, 09:55 AM   #1
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Question What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

I got this bag for a recipe and I only needed a little of it.. of course my store only had this bag, no small bunches I could have bought. Even though I used WAY more than the recipe called for I still have a majority of this bag left... what else can I use it in/for?

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ooh just found a recipe for kale chips... wondering if 18 mo DD would eat these..?
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Re: What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

Do a search for green monster smoothie recipes. I went through a bunch of kale by making these every day for breakfast.

It's something like this:

2-3 leaves of kale (remove stems as they are bitter)
2/3 C pumpkin
cinnamon
1 banana
1 1/4 C milk

Blend on highest setting for 1 min. Then add ice.
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I would cook it and eat it. Greens are yummy! Just add some collard and turnip greens and freeze the extra.

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Re: What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

Freeze and add a bit when you make kids smoothie

Anything else I tried has been rejected by my family.

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ooh just found a recipe for kale chips... wondering if 18 mo DD would eat these..?
18mo would probably still eat. Older might throw a fit.
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Re: What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

All my kids love kale chips, they will eat a whole bags worth in just a few minutes.

This is one of my favourite kale recipes, especially good with some balsamic vinegar.
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Creamed kale- shallots, heavy cream, garlic, and parm
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My kids really like kale chips!
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There's a traditional Dutch recipe that uses kale. It's called boerenkool. My kids love it, and it's easy and inexpensive to prepare for supper. Peel a bunch of potatoes, maybe about twice as much as you'd normally have for supper. Put them in a pot to boil with some salt and a bay leaf or two. (the bay leaf is optional, but it does add nice flavour.) Some people also add diced onion to the potatoes. This is usually served with smoked sausage, so I throw them on top of the potatoes to cook with them. Take a couple large handfuls of kale, and chop it up. (some recipes call for about a 3:1 ratio of potatoes to kale - 3lb of one, 1 lb of the other. Adjust according to your family size.) Boil or steam it, and then drain. When the potatoes are tender, drain and mash them with a bit of butter, milk, salt and pepper to taste, and I like to add a bit of seasoning salt. Mix in the kale. Serve hot with smoked sausage on the side. You can also save the potato/sausage water and make a bit of gravy for on top. The kids love that. It's wintertime comfort food at our house, and I figure it's healthier than mac and cheese! Enjoy!
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There's a traditional Dutch recipe that uses kale. It's called boerenkool. My kids love it, and it's easy and inexpensive to prepare for supper. Peel a bunch of potatoes, maybe about twice as much as you'd normally have for supper. Put them in a pot to boil with some salt and a bay leaf or two. (the bay leaf is optional, but it does add nice flavour.) Some people also add diced onion to the potatoes. This is usually served with smoked sausage, so I throw them on top of the potatoes to cook with them. Take a couple large handfuls of kale, and chop it up. (some recipes call for about a 3:1 ratio of potatoes to kale - 3lb of one, 1 lb of the other. Adjust according to your family size.) Boil or steam it, and then drain. When the potatoes are tender, drain and mash them with a bit of butter, milk, salt and pepper to taste, and I like to add a bit of seasoning salt. Mix in the kale. Serve hot with smoked sausage on the side. You can also save the potato/sausage water and make a bit of gravy for on top. The kids love that. It's wintertime comfort food at our house, and I figure it's healthier than mac and cheese! Enjoy!
That is my kind of food. Saving this one!
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