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All Hail Kale!

Kale Creation

Ah, the mighty kale…  Chock full of vitamins (A, C and K to name a few) and minerals, it’s one of those dark leafy greens we once thought looked better in a bouquet than on our plates.  Deb from the Smitten Kitchen got it right when she said “the world would be a better place if we could all stop pretending that kale tastes good.”  Yup, that’s pretty much how we felt until we did our cleanse last spring and ate kale every which way (in a juice, as a smoothie, raw, steamed, baked and sautéed!)

Kale Salad with Pecorino and Walnuts

Now, we’re looking forward to kale being in season…  and can’t wait for the local farmers’ markets to be selling this autumn staple.  While kale salads do feature prominently in our menus, cooler fall temps allow us to cook up some warmer fare.  Here are some of our favorite recipes…  even the boys love the chips and mac-and-cheese!

Roasted Potato, Kale and Tomato Frittata

White Bean and Kale Soup

Are you cool with kale?  If so, we’d love to add more recipes to our repertoire so include a link in your comment.

Baked Kale Chips

P.S.  Each picture is linked to the recipe featured so all you have to do is click on it!

Baked Kale Mac-and-Cheese

Photos via Pinterest, Smitten Kitchen, Brooklyn Supper, Epicurean Mom and Bon Appetit

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9 Comments

  • Reply The Enchanted Home September 11, 2013 at 7:21 am

    Funny my son has gotten very into juicing and kale seems to play a big role in it! I have to say I have a new found love for kale…not only is it surprisingly tasty but its so good for you. We tried making kale chips..the first batch was burned but the second one with a little sea salt was quite good!

  • Reply designchic September 11, 2013 at 9:31 am

    I’m a big fan and try to have it in my morning smoothies…love it in flowers too!!

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann September 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Yum! I love kale! Right now, my favorite way to consume it is just through it in a blender with some lemon juice, xylatol and fresh ginger. I keeps me going in the afternoon. These recipes look delish, too. And it does look pretty in a bouquet. Wish I had a garden full of it!
    Happy, healthy Wednesday! XOXO

  • Reply Leslie September 11, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Yummy! It’s so good in the white bean soup. I find that if it’s sliced very thin you can add it too all kinds of things to boost nutrition .. and not taste it:)

  • Reply Anita Rivera September 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Oh what a gorgeous blog you have! And I love kale and white beans. I make a shake with frozen banana, frozen blueberries and kale with some vanilla…it is so good. Thank you for coming to leave a message! Anita

  • Reply stitchfork September 11, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    You’re right — love the title! But I still prefer my kale in flower arrangements…
    xo
    Cathy

  • Reply Karena September 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I must try these!! Especially the Kale Chips and Mac & Cheese!

    xoxo
    Karena
    2013 Artist Series!

  • Reply Taylor Greenwalt September 12, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Love Kale….we fry it a tad with garlic and crumble a little bacon on it….its delicious!

  • Reply Ali Mackin September 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Oh wow I did not know that they used to use Kale for bouquet I learned something new today that soup looks delish.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

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