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Kale Recipes ♥ Alphabet of Vegetables

Ready to fall for kale? This collection of seasonal Kale Recipes from A Veggie Venture can help, savory to sweet, salads to sides, soups to supper, sandwiches to smoothies, simple to special. Many Weight Watchers, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, whole30 recipes. | AVeggieVenture.com
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Kale 101: THE BASICS
Pronounced (Duh) [kale]. The Season. The growing season for kale is "late winter" to "early spring". Thanks to the miracle of our global food distribution system, however, beautiful kale is easily found year-round in grocery stores. Other Names for Kale. Also called Scots cabbage and borecole. What's some times called Chinese kale isn't kale but Chinese broccoli aka gai-lan or kai-lan. Taste Kale is a bitter green, this can be countered with a splash of vinegar. When added to soup or stew, usually near the end so it doesn't cook to mush, kale actually adds a lovely savory-sweetness. Kale = Super Food. Kale is a nutritional powerhouse. Special Diets. Kale is gluten-free, paleo approved, South Beach diet approved (Phase 1), Weight Watchers friendly and Whole30 approved. (Naturally, specific preparations matter to each of these eating regimens.) Sources. Personal experience and accumulated learning.

Specific Kale Varieties
"Curly Kale" could also be called "salad bar kale" because it's often used as ruffly filler in salad bars – just for looks, not eating! But don't worry, it's not only edible, it's good eating. This is the most widely available kale variety, also the least expensive. It keeps for a week or more in the fridge.
"Lacinato Kale" ia also called Tuscan Cabbage, Flat Back Cabbage and Black Cabbage plus Tuscan Kale, Italian Kale, Black Kale, Palm Tree Kale, Black Tuscan Palm, Laminate Kale, Cavolo Nero and my personal favorite, Dinosaur Kale! I have the darnest time not incorrectly calling it "lacinto" kale. Its long, elegant leaves and nubbly texture is so pretty, I some times put lacinato kale in a vase on the kitchen table! Lacinato kale is quite tender, it needs less cooking than curly kale. It's also more perishable and should be cooked within a couple of days. This is the favorite kale among foodies.
"Red Russian Kale" or "Red Winter Kale" has beautiful purple stems with silver-green leaves. Truth be told? I don't know that I've ever cooked this kale! Must fix that!

KALE NUTRITION INFORMATION

What's your favorite kale recipe? or what kale recipe did you hope to find here? I'm always looking for new ones, especially healthy kale recipes. Leave me a quick note in the comments or via recipes@kitchen-parade.com! ~Alanna



HEY KALE LOVERS! WHAT SOUNDS GOOD?
~ A Few Highlights ~


KALE: BASIC TECHNIQUES
Kale Loves a Good "Massage" Quick "Massaged" Kale Salad
Make-Ahead Mason Jar Kale Salads Kale Salad To-Go with Avocado & Apple
About Those Stems Kale stems are fibrous and tough. At minimum, they should be sliced away from kale leaves so they can be chopped small and cooked longer. At best, toss them in the compost pile. Trader Joe's sells bags of chopped kale, unfortunately, it's not a time-saver since the stems still need to be cut off.
Cleaning Kale Those curly, nubbly leaves can harbor a whole pile of grit. Soak kale leaves in warm water, then rinse one by one under running water. Do a taste test! If there's any grit at all, repeat the process.

RECIPE COLLECTIONS
A Veggie Venture & Kitchen Parade recipes
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NEW to Kale? TRY THESE FIRST
A Veggie Venture recipes
Quinoa Pilaf with Kale & Corn
Seductive Kale Salad

FAVORITE SIMPLE SEASONAL SUPPERS
Winter Sausage & Kale Split Pea Soup
Spring One-Pot Pasta with Greens, Olives & Feta
Summer Easy Mini Kale Pizzas (Spaghetti Sauce "Doctored" with Kale)
Fall Hearty Healthy Chicken Stew with Chickpeas & Kale

BEST Kale Recipes for LUNCH ON-THE-GO
A Veggie Venture recipes
Kale Salad To-Go with Avocado & Apple

BEST Kale Recipes for MEATLESS MONDAY
Kitchen Parade recipes
Greens & Grits

A Veggie Venture recipes
Quinoa Pilaf with Kale & Corn

BEST Kale Recipes for WEIGHT WATCHERS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Hearty Healthy Chicken Stew with Chickpeas & Kale

A Veggie Venture recipes
Asian Greens
Seductive Kale Salad

GLOBAL CUISINES: Kale Recipes from Across the World
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KALE in EVERY COURSE
~ Even Breakfast! Even Dessert! Wrong.No.Dessert! ~


Kale for BREAKFAST
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Kale in Smoothies
A Veggie Venture recipes
Make-Ahead Smoothies 10min/10min – WW3 – PP2 – NetCarb16

Kale in APPETIZERS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Crispy Salty Kale Chips 10min/20min – WW1 – PP1 – NetCarb5

Kale in SALADS
A Veggie Venture recipes
Kale Salad To-Go with Avocado & Apple 20min/4hrs – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb5
Quick 'Massaged' Kale Salad 10min/10min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb5
Seductive Kale Salad 5min/20min – WW0 – PP0 – NetCarb3

Kale in SIDE DISHES (HOT)
A Veggie Venture recipes
Asian Greens 15min/30min – WW0 – PP1 – NetCarb2
Potato, Cabbage & Rapini Colcannon 10min/40min – WW1 – PP2 – NetCarb9

Kale in SOUPS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Sausage & Kale Split Pea Soup
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup

A Veggie Venture recipes
Bean & Lacinato Kale Soup 30min24hrs – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb12
Pride of Erin Soup 25min/60min – WW3 – PP4 – NetCarb25

Kale in SANDWICHES, WRAPS & MORE
A Veggie Venture recipes
Easy Mini Kale Pizzas (Spaghetti Sauce "Doctored" with Kale) 20min/30min – WW2 – PP2 – NetCarb11

Kale in MAIN DISHES (VEGETARIAN)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Greens & Grits

A Veggie Venture recipes
One-Pot Pasta with Greens, Olives & Feta 20min/30min – WW6 – PP5 – NetCarb7
Quinoa Pilaf with Kale & Corn 20min/30min – WW3/5 – PP3/7 – NetCarb16/30

Kale in MAIN DISHES (with MEAT)
Kitchen Parade recipes
Hearty Healthy Chicken Stew with Chickpeas & Kale

Kale in SAUCES
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Kale in SWEETS & BAKING
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MOVING BEYOND THE STOVE & OVEN


Kale on the GRILL
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Kale in the MICROWAVE
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Kale in the SLOW COOKER
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Kale in the STOVETOP SMOKER
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Thank you for taking a moment to write! I read each and every comment, for each and every recipe, whether a current recipe or a long-ago favorite. If you have a specific question, it's nearly always answered quick-quick. ~ Alanna