Adventures in Kale

06/08/2011

Ok so kale is not much of an adventure, but it is new to me.   Peas, green beans, corn, and potatoes were the standard vegetables served at my childhood table.  I love all three of them.  Lettuce, carrots, celery, cucumbers, and green peppers are also part of my familiar vegetables.  I’m sure there are a few more.

A quick stroll through our local grocery store and I can find a dozen vegetables that I have never tried.  A dozen vegetables equals countless new recipes.  And seeing how vegetables are ZERO points on WW, I really need to look into this!

The internet has been crazy handy with this venture.  I googled kale and found a website devoted to the leafy green!  Kale.us even has a video called Kale 101.  It was 4 minutes long and pretty informative on what to look for when buying and basic preparation. Plus I didn’t realize that ruffled piece of ‘lettuce’ garnishing my plate was kale!

I found a WW recipe that prepares it with some turkey bacon and cannellini beans.  The video said kale has a bitter taste. . .which makes me a little nervous. .but I’m willing to try.

The thing with WW is that I can easily stay in my points. . but I need to use my points towards healthy and filling foods.  I could easily eat all fast food and still stay in my points.  I’d probably be hungry, but it can be done.

I’m off to make some kale!!!

And I’m back!  Through the magic of blogging, I have finished making my kale recipe.  The verdict. . .I do not love kale.  I don’t hate it either.    To be fair to kale,  I’m not a fan of cooked greens in general.   They seem kind of slimy or tough.  Perhaps I’m cooking it wrong, but I just didn’t enjoy eating it. 

 

 

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2 Responses to “Adventures in Kale”

  1. Laura K said

    I don’t generally like kale either, but kale chips aren’t bad:

    http://www.goldenearthworm.com/recipes/2009/6/9/kale-chips.html

    • superjoku said

      Thanks so much for the recipe!!! I find myself wanting to snack constantly at work. . .I’m going to try this. When I’m at work, it doesn’t even need to be particularly GOOD. . .just not bad. . .something to eat. Thanks for reading, too!

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