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Old 01-16-2012, 06:55 PM   #11
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Re: What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

How do you make kale chips?
ETA: those that your kids like
What I am saying is that the trick is not to make them eat but to make them eat food that has nutritional value.

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:01 PM   #12
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Re: What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

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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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Old 01-16-2012, 11:49 PM   #13
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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!
Really great ideas!

I usually run it thru the juicer for a green smoothie, but I'm gonna try the recipe, sounds delish

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Old 01-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #14
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Re: What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

psssst! KALE CHIPS. Just do it. Thank me later.
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Old 01-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #15
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We LOVE kale chips here... even my friends children who are picky ate them when we had them at a park playdate! They are yummy!!
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how did you take them to the park with you without crushing them into powder?
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:48 PM   #17
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This is soo yummy!

Cranberry Kaleslaw

5 Cups finely shredded fresh kale (I don't usually measure but I know I use more - probably 8 to 10 cups!)
1/2 Cup chopped dried cranberries (I've used as little as 1/4 to 1/3 cup)
1/3 cup chopped green onions, (red or vidalia onion works also)

Dressing:
1/3 cup mayo (sub with yogurt?)
1 Tbls. sweet relish
1 Tbls. Dijon mustard
2 Tbls. honey
salt and pepper to taste

Combine kale, cranberries and onions in a large bowl.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over slaw and stir well. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
(I usually make dressing in large bowl, then just add the kale, onions & berries and mix)
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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!
Yum. My dh also makes creamed kale that s to die for. Not exactly diet friendly but soooo yummy!

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Old 01-18-2012, 07:56 PM   #19
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Re: What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

I'd lightly steam it with it with some garlic and balsamic, yum!
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:19 AM   #20
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Re: What to do with a HUGE bag of KALE?

Just last night I froze a bunch in ice cube trays. Steam it for 3 mins with about 1/4 inch of water and then puree it. Freeze in ice cube trays.

Then you can add it to everything! Smoothies, sauces, soups, etc.
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