Tuesday, December 1

Kale: two ways

Kale is a wonderful thing, did you know that? It is a versatile green that can be used in anything from soups to casseroles or just as is. Were going to focus on how to prepare kale as is — pure, green and delicious!

I usually cook down some spinach as a green side dish, but I decided to switch it up when i spotted some kale at the farmers market. I cooked it the same exact way I prepare spinach — just throw it in a pan, stir in minced garlic, cook until barely wilted, and top with parmesan cheese. It's slightly tougher than spinach, but still very tasty. And pretty, see you how bright green it is? This is definitely a quick easy side dish for any occasion.

Garlicky Kale
olive oil
kosher salt
1 bunch kale
2 cloves garlic, minced
parmesan, optional

1 Remove center stalks and wash leaves very well to remove any dirt. Tear or roughly chop the leaves.
2 Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat with salt and throw in the kale. Stir in the garlic and combine throughout.
3 Cook, stirring, until bright green until soft but not wilted. Top with grated or shredded parmesan cheese if you'd like.

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Another way to prepare kale is to pop 'em in the oven and...whoala! Kale chips! They crisp up perfectly and taste like a salty chip, only healthy. Give this a try and I promise you won't be able to stop snacking!

Kale chips
1 bunch kale
olive oil
sea salt

1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Remove tough center stalks and wash leaves very well from any dirt. Tear into bite size pieces.
2 Arrange kale leaves in a baking pan, drizzle with olive oil and sea salt.
3 Bake for about 20 minutes until crisp. Add more salt if needed.


6 comments:

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks like a great side dish, although I haven't tried Kale yet.

Dairy Free Betty said...

yum!!! I love kale chips!! Thanks for the reminder!

lk (Healthy Delicious) said...

yumm! i love kale chips - great way to get in some green over the winter :)

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

Yum! Love the garlic.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I love that garlicky kale....yum!

Ksenia said...

I must try this kale chips :) It sounds like an easy and healthy treat!