Monday, October 27, 2008

VeganMoFo: Kale

A simple note today on a simple dish- kale. The recipe in Vegan with a Vengeance calls for a quick saute in olive oil with garlic slices. This has become one of my favorite vegetables, and I'd never cooked it before becoming vegan. I love the dark color and texture it retains after cooking. If you have a little extra time, you can stir in some tahini dressing (also in Vegan with a Vengeance) but it is delicious without as well.

17 comments:

  1. I only have access to fresh kale in winter. And it's really one of the best things about winter! I'm really looking forward to it. I just bought VWAV, so expect to see lots of this in my blog this winter!

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  2. MMMmmmm I love kale, what a great green color on this dish! Looks scrumptious!

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  3. I really like kale a lot. I never had it until I went veg either. We have an awesome local purveyor of baby kale - so good. And I'm trying to grow some indoors this winter as well. I love the sound of the recipe - simple and tasty - I'm going to pull out my copy of VWaV and take a look!

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  4. I love kale and your picture is gorgeous! Is that elephant garlic? And do you steam the kale before sauteing it?

    I often add cayenne pepper to the garlic and kale, then mix with white beans, chopped tomatoes, and pasta for a superfast and nutritious meal.

    Thank you for a great post!

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  5. Yum - kale sauteed with garlic...the best way to prepare it if you ask me!

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  6. oh, kale! delicious green of awesomeness! mmmmmmmmmmmm! i can't believe i didn't start eating kale sooner in my life. makes me sad that i missed many years of it - perhaps that's why i eat so much of it - trying to catch up, i guess. hooray! i think i'll be having some kale with my dinner tonight, too! thanks, Lisa! :D

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  7. Kale is definitely my fave green! I haven't tried it with the tahini sauce yet though...I don't know what I'm waiting for.

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  8. I am so hoping to find kale at the marché this winter. It's not something I can easily get, but really wish I could. So good, and so good for you, too!

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  9. Beautiful greenery! Now I HAVE to add kale to my grocery shopping list!

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  10. Kale is one of my favorite foods, it is so delicious and so versitile!

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  11. That looks so wonderful! I could really use a big dish of greens right now. Yum!

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  12. Thanks for all the nice comments everyone!

    Bek, the garlic is regular-style, and the kale is just washed and then sauteed. Amazingly, no steaming necessary! I love your pasta idea.

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  13. Right on with your comment about eating kale first as a vegan - me too. Any time people assume my diet is boring and monotonous because I'm vegan, my head starts to hurt...there is so much more variety in what I eat now, and it tastes better. You're so right - kale rocks.

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  14. Kale is one of those greens that is still growing on me. So far I have had it in a pasta dish with caramelized fennel which was pretty yummy. Do you steam or boil it before sauteeing? All the recipes I've found seemed to call for boiling. Normally I dislike boiling my vegetables to avoid leeching vitamins, but my recipes seem to suggest this helps with the bitterness.

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  15. I need to eat more of this stuff, I'm always reading how healthy it is!

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  16. Kelly, I know what you mean about the advice to boil kale to remove bitterness, but this recipe just calls for directly sauteing, and it's delicious.

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  17. It's funny how so many people are anti-kale. The way you cooked it looks perfect.

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