kale

kale

kale is all the rage these days, and for good reason. it is really good for you, really.

kale is rich in viatamins a & c and calcium. 

the photos below demonstrate how to devein kale. i rarely do this but if you have a more mature kale with a fiberous stem and are making something like slaw (<--you can easily substitute kale for the bok choy in the linked slaw recipe) or salad then this may be the best way to go about preparing the kale.

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     sautéed kale, onions & currants 

 

  • 1/2 c onion
  • 2 cups kale leaves ( it is not necessary to devein kale for this recipe just cut the stems off at the base of the leaves )
  • 1 tbsp raisins ( once again, cranberries, dates or whatever you have would work )
  •  1 tsp olive oil
  • half of a lemon ( any citrus you have around would be tasty )
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

heat your pan over medium heat, add olive oil and then onions. cook onions until soft or about 5 minutes and then add the kale. cook for another 2-3 minutes and add the balsamic vinegar, a sqeeze of the lemon and give it another minute over heat. place on dish and top with a little zest from the lemon. enjoy.

( this is a single portion so just multiply as needed )