What's this kale love?
We love almost all vegetables, but we don't get this (for us) recent raw kale love. We get that it's a nutrient-rich green, but raw is just too chewy, even chiffonade'd. Even stewed or steamed, it's a challenge, and the stems are forever a serious chew even after a long saute/steam treatment.
Tried the baked chips but feel that the nutrients must be lost in the process, so why bother.
We hate smoothies, so don't go there, please.
Can we just make Kale broth and get the nutrients to add to soup?
Any thoughts appreciated.
I like sauteed, like any other green-- olive oil, garlic, dried red pepper flakes. I find that I don't have to be so careful about overcooking with kale, like I do with spinach or chard.
I also separate out the stems from the leaves, and either don't cook them, or do the stems first, and add leaves later, to give the stems a head start on cooking.
I hope you find something that works for you!
All hail the mighty kale! (to ME anyway...love it, raw or cooked!)....hey, just use a different dark leafy green like spinach, you know? the Kale police will not come and arrest you! (lol!) and YES, it is still nutrient-dense in a soup or stew (I add mine towards the end of the cooking process)...because the nutrients go right into the liquid you're cooking with. yay! And for anyone who ADORES it, here's a nytimes article to celebrate: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/us/... Kale YEAH!