I just had to share this one, as I love kale and my wife does not. We needed to find a way to use our CSA box add-in, and I’m also fond of kale chips, which are strangely addictive: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Baked-Kale-Chips/Detail.aspx
I’ve also tried it chopped in a beef, tomato, and bean soup; I like that it can hold its texture upon cooking.

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Welcome to my new food obsession: Kale smoothies

Until recently, I knew of only one way to prepare kale. That was to braise it with some pork fat until it became soft. It’s actually one of my favorite braised greens.

But then I heard people talking about kale smoothies twice in three days, so I tried it and fell in love with it. Now I’m totally obsessed with kale smoothies.

Kale is one of the superfoods. It’s a cruciferous vegetable from the Brassica food family that also includes cabbage, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and broccoli. Kale, which is also known as borecole, is so chocked full of vitamins and minerals that it is considered to be one of the healthiest vegetables on the planet.

It has significant health benefits, including cancer protection and lowered cholesterol. Plus, everytime I have one of these kale smoothies, I swear I feel a burst of energy.

Oh, did I…

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