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08-29-2004, 06:12 AM
Ok, I was really happy to finally find greens other than spinnach (and lettuce) and I got a big bunch of organic kale yesterday.
Normally I blend up my spinnach in an avo and lemon and stuff kind of sloppy gooey dressing which is yum over my salad and gets the greens in all tastey like - BUT I tried it with kale and it was horrible (IMO). Maybe I shouldn't have added the stalks too but I reckon its the leaves that were so strong.
The kale has a much more strong taste, a bit of a 'bite' to it.
Does anyone have any ideas what to do with kale??
If I weren't 100% at the mo I would steam it very lightly.
I guess I could try using it for roll-ups but maybe it's just a bit too strong for me afterall. I'm open to ideas though :)
08-29-2004, 07:07 AM
This is from my book, its unbelievably good, but you have to use the avocado, thats what 'creams' it as you 'knead' the salad. You could leave out the oil is you want
While I was away, Chad Sarno was visiting in my area and prepared some of his dishes. Upon my return, everybody clients and friends alike were raving about this salad. One taste and I found out why! Even if you never liked kale, try this. Its simple to prepare and tastes so good!
1 head kale, (any variety is great) shredded
1 cup tomato, diced
1 cup avocado, chopped
2 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Celtic Sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cayenne
In a mixing bowl toss all ingredients together, squeezing as you mix to wilt the kale and creaming the avocado. Serve immediately.
08-29-2004, 07:18 AM
THANK YOU Alissa!
That was fast - just in time for lunch too :D
I'm going to try it, excited as I have ALL those ingredients!
So much for low fat but i'll get to that in a few days hehe
Bless you, thank you so much!
*** bit later ***
I made it - I ate it - and YUM!
Coooor, I didn't have cayenne in the end oops but it was still YUM, I am so glad I still have more kale left :D
What a super end to the kale story - thanks again Alissa!
08-29-2004, 09:24 AM
I'm going to try it as I am terrible about getting my greens in.
What does Coooor mean? I know there are extra o's for effect.
08-29-2004, 09:48 AM
Cor... well it's more of a sound than I word I guess, say it out loud and that's the sound (I guess it's English?!) we make when something sounds really good or yummy.
Cor yum! - for example
Cor, that sounds good!
I guess it 'means' the same as wow.
Good luck with the greens!
08-29-2004, 10:18 AM
I saw that recipe last night, it looked good! I've been eating my first kale the last few days. It does have a strong flavor, but I love knowing how good it is for me. I've been making huge kale sandwiches that are so good! I use Alissa's pizza bread recipe, use a slice on the bottom and top for bread, then put some nut cheeze spread on each piece and black olives, then a couple kale leaves. I've REALLY enjoyed these sandwiches, they are sooooo good! Very dense and heavy, a good meal for football games in front of the TV this fall when other people are scarfing chips and junk.
08-29-2004, 10:28 AM
cooooooooooooor is more sexy than wow..thou ...
09-04-2004, 04:22 PM
Now everybody will start saying "cooooooooooorrr!"Hahaha!
You know,here in Belgium we are saying :"amai".
For ex:Amai,that's good! Hahaha!
Some other expressions?
09-05-2004, 01:10 PM
nearly 3 years here and I didn't know that - thanks Elke, i'll take that one home with me :)
how do you pronounce it? like am-eye?
I make this salad all the time. Its really delicious. Also i juice kale alot.
09-12-2004, 09:15 AM
What I do to prepare Kale is massage Celtic Sea Salt into the Kale to break down the cellulose fibers. The texture resembles a "cooked" food more closely that way. Then I add the flavorings and oils and avocado and so on...
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