Knowing Your Greens : Kale (curly, Scots Kale)

Kale sounds so boring, but it can be exotic, too.  There's lacinto and dinosaur and they can have colorful stems in yellow, orange, and purple! I grew up on iceberg lettuce.  It's green (really more white/yellow than green) and a veggie, but doesn't hold a lot of nutritional bank.  It's like roughage.  Fibrous filler.  Lots of water content; all great for your colon.  But since we don't eat piles of it, this could all be pointless.  I want to spend my time eating super greens!...more

Pasta Salad with Fried Kale, Tomatoes, & Olives from Kalyn's Kitchen

At my house, the love for kale just keeps on growing, and recently, while experimenting in the kitchen, we discovered the technique of stir-frying kale for a version of sauteed kale that's a bit crisper and with more texture than the usual sauteed kale. This experiment with fried kale resulted in Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with Fried Kale, Tomatoes, and Olives, a salad I could easily make into a whole meal for a Meatless Monday lunch or dinner. ...more

Creamed Kale (or spinach or collards)

I recently received a call from the wild for kale recipes.  Something about the Bountiful Baskets Co-op and too much of the bitter green in the box and kids in need of convincing.   Enter creamed kale, and a recipe that can basically cream anything green, bitter and boycotted by the masses....more

"Oven-Dehydrated" Kale Chips (no dehydrator needed! oil-free!)

I've had a problem.  A kale chip problem.  I have been buying too many packages of dehydrator-made-deliciously-expensive kale chips.Why not make them myself?  Well, I don't have a dehydrator, which truly makes the best kale chips.  I've made them in the oven before, but guess what?  They lose that gorgeous vibrant green color and get grayish, or burn in spots and taste bitter.  The taste is just not the same.  It's not fresh and clean, but rather bitter and sulphurous....more

Kale and Eggs (Or, Why You Should Start a Food Blog)

If you want to know the truth, I have had this recipe in my Wordpress drafts for weeks now. Weeks. Every time I would go to post it, just as something quick and easy, I would think, this is too simple, this is nothing special or, I don't know, here we go with kale again, and I would talk myself out of it. I do this kind of thing a lot. Maybe you do, too?...more
I feel late to the party discovering this a month after you've written it, but thank you for ...more

Healthy and Decadent- Quiche with kale and pancetta

Directions:1. Buy a healthy foood item (kale)2. Add it to a quiche filled with cheese, butter, heavy cream, pancetta and vodka (true story)3. Bake and eat4. Congratulate yourself on your sheer genius.  Well done, you!Read the rest herexo omeletta...more

Baby Kale-Mozzarella Quesadillas & Sriracha-Ranch Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen

I've become an enthusiastic member of the baby kale fan club, ever since I discovered my market had packs of mixed baby kale, all ready to be used in recipes. I bought those nearly every week all spring, until my own garden finally started producing some kale. If you're not quite as enthusiastic about kale, you may think I've gone too far with this recipe for Baby Kale and Mozzarella Quesadillas, but let me convince you with this: Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce. When I tested this recipe with my nephew Jake, we gobbled up the quesadillas and I'm betting you will too. ...more

Kale Pesto with Toasted Walnuts

Oh heyyyyyyy!...more

Delicious Kale Salad (Really!)

As someone who thinks the four food groups are sugar, salt, fat, and chocolate no one is more surprised than me that I’m in love with this salad. Kale? Bitter and tough.Brusselssprouts? Smelly and gross....more
Because you don't know me it's hard to say "trust me" but trust me this is one yummy salad.more