Eat Your Veggies in 2013! The Weekly Two Peas Vegetable Thread- Week of 1/27/13- KALE!

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Nicole in TX
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Posted: 1/27/2013 2:58:51 PM
Each week in 2013 I will post a thread featuring a specific vegetable. Please add any recipes or tips/tricks you have using that vegetable.
This week's vegetable is KALE. Next week's vegetable will be turnips.

I hope kale is more loved than last week's veggie. And it should be because one serving of kale has over 200% RDA of Vitamin A, over 100% of Vitamin C, and over 600% of Vitamin K! Source

Here are links to the previous weeks in case you missed them:

Week 4- Chayote Squash

Week 3- Cabbage

Week 2- Beets

Week 1- Carrots



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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:03:26 PM
I totally missed last weeks thread! And I've never seen one of those squash. But looking forward to the recipes for this vegetable.


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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:04:49 PM
These are pretty good:
Kale Chips


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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:18:07 PM
I love Kale chips! They are a standby around here.

This is my favorite easy soup recipe with kale:

Zuppa Toscana


5 Artisan Fresh Spinach and Asiago Cheese Chicken Sausages from Sam's Club (or other sausage links)
2 potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons real bacon bits
3 cups chopped kale
2 cans of chicken broth
1 soup can of milk
salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
1. Peel skins from sausage and crumble into a saucepan. Cook until browned. Remove from heat.
2. Place onions in a large pan and cook over medium heat until onions are almost clear.
3. Add chicken broth and potatoes, simmer 15 minutes.
4. Add bacon, sausage, kale, and milk. Simmer 4 minutes and serve.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:50:07 PM
Well it's been years since I've posted on 2Peas...but I do have a recipe for Kale that hubby, and I love! I have a coworker that calls Kale a garnish and worth nothing else and I wholly disagree!

I can't remember where I first got this recipe, I'm thinking a food show...

Here it is:

3 cups mashed potatoes
1 cup chopped cooked Kale (I boil it)
1 large onion sliced and fried in butter till golden...not crispy

Mix mashed potatoes and Kale and place in a casserole dish. Leave a well in the middle and put onions in. Dot with butter and bake in oven for 15-20 min at 350 degrees. It is a great way to get my son eating Kale (he's 4) and no one notices it in the mashed potatoes.


We also like Kale just simply boiled and served with either butter, salt and pepper or a little lemon juice.

I've seen several recipes for Kale salad on Pinterest that have piqued my interest lately but haven't had a chance to try any. I would love a recommendation of a good salad!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:39:30 PM
Oh, yay, I've been looking forward to some Kale recipes.




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Posted: 1/27/2013 9:15:23 PM
I chop a whole head and shove it into a pot of homemade chicken stock. Love it!





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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:33:07 PM
I made a fantastic soup last week with kale:

sauteed onion and garlic in olive oil
add carrots and celery
3 containers of chicken stock
wash, trim and julienne a bunch of kale
wash and cut some parsley
2 cans of white cannellini beans
juice of 2 lemons
added all the white meat and a leg from a grocery store rotiesserie chicken
salt and pepper



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Posted: 1/28/2013 1:38:07 AM
I love Kale Chips. These are delicious!

Wash, tear into bite sized pieces. Pat dry. In large bowl toss with about 1 TBS olive oil and 1 TBS Braggs Liquid Aminos. The pieces should be covered. If not, add a little more of the Aminos. Put onto cookie sheet (I spray first). Sprinkle liberally with nutritional yeast. Bake in 400 oven for 9-10 minutes. Should be crispy of course. Will appear to be burned but it's just the color from Aminos. So good!!



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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:52:19 AM
I have never tried Kale, except as a window dressing for a deli place I worked at as a teenager.

I'll be looking forward to trying out some recipes (and also some from the Choko thread last week).

Gilly.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 5:01:53 AM
I throw a handful into my blender when making smoothies. I buy it by the bag at Trader Joe's, and the nice thing is that there's never any waste because it freezes well.

Nicole, your soup recipe sounds awesome. I will definitely be trying that out!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 6:17:03 AM
I am not a huge fan of kale (and I know how good it is for you) we juice our kale every morning with carrots and canteloupe.

I think I will try some of the recipes, TFS!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:28:41 AM
Here's my recipe for Quick Portuguese Kale Soup:
makes 6 servings

3 cans low fat beef stock
2 cans whole potatos, drained
2 cans kidney beans, drained
1 lb linguica or chorico, sliced in 1/2" chunks
1 pkg chopped kale (or 1 bunch,chopped) or 1 box frozen kale

Throw everything into a large soup pot. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.

This was a favorite of my DH. We could throw it together avter work and eat befor finishinng our first cocktail

If you can get turkey linguica, one serving is 1 weight watcher point.


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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:11:40 AM



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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:21:06 AM
I sometimes add kale to my smoothies.


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Nicole in TX
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Posted: 1/29/2013 10:25:02 AM
This is one of our favorites: Tuscan Kale Salad



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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:37:25 AM
Missed this thread last week. I tried baking kale in the past and overcooked it. blech. had to toss the whole tray.

Kale is going on the shopping list for this week. These recipes sound great so I will try again.


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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:41:34 AM
I made kale chips, and we all thought it tasted like stale, dirty grass. Oh well. I couldn't add enough olive oil and salt to make it taste good!

I like kale in Italian wedding soup, or in beans and greens. I don't really have recipes -- I generally wing it with both.

I'm going to try it in a smoothy this week.

I really like collard greens or spinach much better.
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