Hey everyone! I have been doing a lot more cooking and experimenting with veggies. I have recently added kale to my menu. I wanted to share what I came up with in my exploration of kale.
My first adventure with kale was cooking it with other greens like collards, mustards, and turnips. I am a fan of collard and mustard green. It is a southern dish that is usually cooked with pork (or turkey). Last spring, I search the internet for a vegetarian friendly version of cooking greens that still had the southern flavor. I found a recipe that I actually liked. After that, I took that recipe and changed it up a little made it my own. I took the butter element out and now it’s vegan friendly. By the way greens are gluten-free.
Last week cooked some greens using the following ingredients:
Not pictured is my olive oil and fresh onions.
The green were really delicious and tender.
My next endeavor was kale chips. I heard nothing but great reviews on how tasty kale chips are and I heard that they were easy to make. I made some this past Sunday using olive oil and salt. I have to say that they were okay. Not nasty or super delicious. I am a fan of potato chips, so I am kinda comparing. The chips are super thin and crispy. I let my parents try the chips out and they loved. I may try them again using other spices and seasoning.
On yesterday, I made a kale, strawberry, and banana smoothie. I added 1/2 teaspoon of flax-seed and some apple juice to help the frozen fruit blend well. I didn’t add my raw sugar.
I have to say that the smoothie was really good! I have tried spinach and other veggies before but I like how kale blended with the fruit I had. I will be trying kale out with other veggies and fruits in my smoothies.
I just wanted to share my kale experience. If anyone has any tips or ideas please share!