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6 Simple Ways to Enjoy Kale!

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4. Stir Fries:

Follow the directions for steaming kale, but instead of throwing kale in a steamer pot, throw it into your stir-fry after the dish has finished cooking. The residual heat from the dish will cook your kale perfectly, but if it doesnít cook well enough simply turn the heat back on for a moment.

Tip: If your kale is a bit too chewy in the dish, add a touch of oil or tahini to soften the kale and add flavor.

5. Soups:

Just as with a stir fry, when adding kale to a soup you want to make sure the other ingredients are fully cooked before adding in your kale pieces (removed from the stem and chopped). I find kale an excellent addition to pretty much any type of soup. Just cook up a pot like you normally would and then throw your kale in right before the dish finishes cooking (usually 10-12 minutes in a hot soup will be enough to soften and cook the kale.)

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2:03AM PDT on Apr 26, 2014

Thank you :)

6:30AM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

thanks for this article

11:38PM PST on Mar 7, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:20AM PST on Jan 11, 2013

Thank you!

5:10PM PDT on Apr 20, 2012

I do alot of stir frys with kale. Definately adds crunch along with all the other veggies. Thanks for the ideas on the chips. Will have to try those.

7:34PM PDT on Apr 6, 2012


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10:29AM PDT on Apr 6, 2012

Just finished my spicy kale chips that I made with macadamia oil infused with chilis! I "coated" the chips with a bit of this and then added nutritional yeast when they were done. Very yummy!

3:31PM PDT on Apr 5, 2012

I;m gonna try some kale.

10:46AM PDT on Apr 4, 2012

Thanks for the ideas.

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