2 Ways to prepare KALE - My New Favorite Green Leaf!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 BK3175566

Kale is an amazing vegetable often called the "Queen of Greens". I happen to agree with that title and with several friends watching their diets, either for weight loss or for the betterment of their health, I wanted to share 2 simple ways to prepare and enjoy this flavorful and nutritious food to show them my support.


Kale Salad                                                                                                             

 

What you need:

·         2 Bunches of Kale, washed - ripped leafy part from vein in big pieces

·         ¼ Cup of Olive Oil

·         2 Teaspoons of Salt

·         3 Cloves of Garlic, crushed

·         ¼ cup of nutritional Yeast

·         1 Teaspoon of lemon juice of Apple Cider Vinegar

·         Gloves (to massage the leaf pieces)

 

 

What do you do:

Place all ingredients in a blender (except the kale) and process until smooth then pour it over the kale. Massage the leaves for a few minutes and allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes before servicing. Refrigerate if not consumed, will last 2-4 days.

 

Kale Chips

What you need:

·         Food Dehydrator.

 

What do you do:

After following the recipe above, place the kale on a teflex-lined dehydrator sheets and dehydrate until dry (6 to 8 hours). Set the dehydrator temperature for no higher than 105 degrees (still considered raw). The chips are best stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator and will last 2-4 weeks.


These dishes are raw, vegan, and extremely nutritious!


KALE is low in Saturated Fat, and very low in Cholesterol. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate, Iron, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

 

Read More – Nutriciondata

 


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Joanna Cohlan
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Hi Patti, I love Kale and always want to make great salads-but it is very leathery.  Do you take out the vein? Is there a way to chop it so that does not have such a leathery texture?

February 07, 2012 08:23 PM
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Margo Currie
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I love collard greens, but only had a kale salad once. Thank you for the recipe... maybe I'll try kale again.

February 07, 2012 08:23 PM
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Christopher Green
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Patty, I like the kale salad! It has a cruch to it like no other salad!

February 07, 2012 08:25 PM
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Carl Winters

I'll pass this one to Ceil; anything green should be good. I like baby spinach leaves so I should like this with the olive oil dressing.

Have a great day tomorrow.

February 07, 2012 08:29 PM
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Joanna,  I updated the post because of your great question. I do take out the vein, I rip the leafy part from the vein - once you pour the dressing on the leaf pieces, massage it all for a few minutes with your hands. This makes the leafs very soft. Gloves needed not only for hygiene but because you don't want to your hands to smell like garlic for a week!

Margo - I hope you do,  you will discover how yummy it is to eat well!

Christopher - and it is so good for you!!

Carl - the dressing is so flavorful - I hope Ceil makes it for you, let me know how you like.

 

February 07, 2012 08:33 PM
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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This does sound yummy...especially the "chips"   I will save this one!!!  thanks for sharing!

February 07, 2012 08:43 PM
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Chris Lewis
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Kale is one of our favorites too - we had kale soup with homemade French bread this evening and will be having it again tomorrow.

February 07, 2012 09:18 PM
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Deborah, the chips are really yummy, such a great salty snack.

Chris, I know where I am having dinner tomorrow! :D

February 07, 2012 09:22 PM
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Lou Ludwig
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Patty

It sound good and healthy to me. Thanks for sharing the tip.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

February 07, 2012 10:52 PM
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Howdy and evening Patty

Patty my friend, Kale is mighty tasty! My lady even adds it in her Spaghetti sauce. We have as a side dish a lot of times.   

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

February 07, 2012 11:26 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
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Patty, I’ve put kale in a few green drinks.  This started over a year ago and I lost 13 pounds.  I put the entire kale in the drink not just the leaves.  I swear it tasted like dirt.  I am going to give this recipe a try.  I’m thinking if I stay away from the vein … it will be very tasty.  Just the word vein says … don’t eat it. (LOL).  Thanks for sharing the recipe.

February 08, 2012 12:41 AM
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Patty,  I'm confused by your comment in #5 (Gloves needed only only for hygiene but because you don't want to your hands to smell like garlic for a week!)  The cloves are put in the blender with everything else ...right?  I don't get the hygiene part ... I get not smelling like garlic. 

February 08, 2012 12:46 AM
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Lou, it is both healthy and delicious!

Dale, what a coincidence! I added Kale to my pasta today!

Kathleen, juicing is SOO good for the body. I am not surprised you lost 13 lbs. I am sure you look and feel great.

You got to massage the kale once you put the dressing on it - that's why you need gloves!

February 08, 2012 01:02 AM
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Patty,

I had no idea Kale needed a spa treatment prior to eating.  Now I have learned something new, and I will try some kale next time from our Farmers' Market. A

February 08, 2012 01:46 PM
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R & A - Hilarious - thanks for the laugh.

On a practical matter, if you massage the kale it loses its toughness and it makes for flavorful.

February 08, 2012 07:56 PM
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Faye Taylor
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Sounds yummy, Patty.   Have to try this especially the kale chips.  Have to drag out the dehydrator or can I do it in the oven?  What temp if I do the oven?

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