Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kale Stays In

I've been hearing people rave about kale for months now but had yet to run across any.
Yesterday that all changed when I made my first visit to Charlotte's new 7th Street Public Market.
The market is full of local vendors who grow their own food, make their own wines, raise their own meat.
It's a year-round Farmer's Market per-say.
So, it was there that I saw fresh kale and knew I had to buy some.
Cheap too.
An entire bag for $1.36.

I mentioned on Twitter(follow me here if you wish) that I had bought kale for dinner and A Liz stepped up with a suggestion on how to prepare it to compliment our grilled salmon I had planned for dinner.
Saute' it with a little EVOO, lemon juice and broth.
Brad wasn't so sure about kale.
He had never heard of it but he's pretty open to new things.
His response after eating it?
'Kale stays In!'
Even Buddy likes it!
I'm pretty sure kale is our new obsession.
Aside from sauteing it I can't wait to make kale salads and prepare it other ways as well.
Have you tried kale?
Share your recipes please!


donatelli98 said...

My neighbor makes it .. she sprays a cookie sheet with Pam and then lays the kale on it and sprinkles it with EVOO, salt and pepper and broils it for a little bit. It comes out almost like light potatoe chips - very good!

donatelli98 said...

PS - Gotta love Brad and his comments!

Ashley said...

WE Had Haddock and Kale for dinner last night! hahaha. I made kale chips...same ingredients- just put it in olive oil and lemon then put on baking sheet and baked- got all crispy and I added a little sea salt. I steam it for Anika. IT is a great food, but its also one of the dirty dozen foods and my local grocery is often sold out of the organic kale, so when they have it, I get a lot :) Oh, Andrew put the Kale chips in his sandwich! but they get soggy after a day I think.

Ashley said...

oh, whoops- just read the comment before mine! hahah

Emily Popovich said...

Kale is one of the healthiest foods you can eat, aside from spinach and broccoli! We grew up on it. I absolutely hated it. Tried making it for Andrew recently and he hated it, too. I'll have to try the chips method. :)

Emily Popovich said...

ps we miss you and i still love your blog, dee! :)

Monica said...

I have never tried it, but have heard of several people doing the kale chips like others have mentioned in their comments.

MCW said...

I don't know if I have ever had kale! Will have to try it. Everyone seems to love it!

designchic said...

This recipe sounds delicious...been wanting to try kale chips and this may be just the inspiration I need!!

carolyn said...

seriously, kale is sweeping the nation!!!

i think my favorite is the kale avocado salad- google it (i think i linked to a recipe on my blog a while back). and the kale chips- YUM!

ps- thanks for the spa tip!! : )

love jenny xoxo said...

I've been meaning to try kale FOREVER! It's so good for you, I'll have to pick some up next time I get food... sounds easy enough to make!


Nikki said...

Kale chips! Make kale chips!

Anonymous said...

I've heard kale is much healthier than just regular lettuce. But at the same time I hear it is very bitter. Obviously, you guys enjoyed it. I may have to try it the way you made it. Thanks for the suggestion!