Why do we love this frilly, blue-green vegetable so much? Well, it's absolutely delicious, it's remarkably versatile to cook with, and it's a nutritional powerhouse. If you've seen the heaps of kale in the produce section, but are wondering what to do with all of those gorgeous leaves, look no further than We Love Kale.
In this homage to kale, find creative dishes that incorporate this part-peppery, part-sweet green into any meal of the day, from early-morning scones to late-night snacks and drinks. Discover it prepared in a number of ways, from raw in salads, to baked, braised, stir-fried, puréed, and more. In all, there are 100 ways to savor this superfood, including:
- Sausages Braised with Kale and Lentils
- Kale, Parmesan, and Lemon Pearl Barley Risotto
- Hearty French Onion and Kale Soup
- Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Kale, Black Beans, and Chipotle Cashew Cream
- Kale Gratin
- Tart Cherry Kale Salad with Smoky Dressing
- Crunchy Kale Granola
- Kale and Bell Pepper Potato Cakes
- Pesto Alfredo Kale Chips
- Cheesy Kale and Artichoke Pinwheels
- Triple Rich Hidden Gem Brownies
- Savory Cheese, Kale, and Oat Bars
- and many more!
The health benefits of eating kale have gotten a lot of press, and it's not hard to see why. The hearty green is high in beta-carotene and vitamins A, C, and K. And it's packed with iron and calcium.
Kristen Beddard is originally from Pittsburgh, Penn., lives now in France, and founded The Kale Project in April 2012 as a way to re-intorduce kale to France and other European countries. Kristen is also the manager of marketing, partnerships, and philanthropy for Lady Moon Farms, the third-largest organic vegetable farm in America.
Karen S. Burns-Booth is a freelance food and travel writer, recipe developer, and food stylist with a passion for local, seasonal ingredients. she is a member of the Guild of Food Writers and regularly contributes to a variety of print publications and online recipe sites, as well as creating bespoke recipes for numerous major brands and supermarkets in the UK and Europe. She blogs at Lavender and Lovage.
Carolyn Cope is the voice behind the popular food and lifestyle blog Umami Girl. She created the weekly "Crisper Whisperer" column on Serious Eats, which brought seasonal produce to life for a broad audience with humor and simple technique. Since 2008 she has contributed to, and been featured in, a wide array of media from NPR to Buzzfeed. Carolyn has earned certificates from both the French Culinary Institute and the eCornell Plant-Based Nutrition program. She lives in New Jersey.
Jassy Davis is a recipe wrtier and blogger with a love for fresh, seasonal foods. She has worked in food publishing for over 10 years and currently develops recipes for the organic specialist Abel & Cole. The co-author of The Contented Calf Cookbook, she has developed recipes for magazines, set up a local food cafe on a city farm in the trendy East End of London and a bakery stall in Greenwich market.
Kristina Sloggett is the voice behind the popular lifestyle blog, Spabettie--a lifestyle and food blog based on her background as a Spa Director and her outlook on life, fitness, and nutrition. Kristina lives in Portland, Oregon.