Never fear. There is no need to eat that full grocery-bag of kale that you just picked up at your local farmers' market in one sitting, although it is surprising how that much kale could easily be reduced to a large bowl of kale chips and also how quickly those chips could be consumed. Choose a variety of my recipes to try over the next week or so, even including freezing some of the kale if you really are the lucky recipient of a windfall per se!
One reader recently asked for my favorite kale recipe. Oh dear, that would be like choosing a favorite among your children! Simply impossible. :-) However, here are 5 that I make over and over again, in no particular order.
- Garlic Kale Sweet Potato Soup
- Kale Chips
- Spicy Lentil Kale Sweet Potato Patties
- Kale 3-Bean Salad
- Garlic Scape Kale Pesto
I send best wishes for a happy and healthy 2011, filled with kale and other delicious Brassica vegetables and whatever you enjoy doing each of the 365 days of the coming year!
Where kale continues to be more than decoration on my plate!
Diana Dyer, MS, RD