A New Use For Kale

by HEAB on September 10, 2010

I was never a huge fan of kale until I discovered Kath’s kale chips. I did enjoy Beeks’ tahini massaged kale, but for the most part I find kale to be a very bitter green. Personally, I prefer to roast the heck out of it and cover it in ketchup. :) However, I’ve discovered a yummy new recipe for kale thanks to one my readers. Marty recommended I try kale butter, a recipe she first read about in The Engine 2 Diet. The original recipe calls for 1 bunch purple or green curly kale steamed for 5 minutes, 1/2 cup reserved steaming water, and 1 cup walnuts all blended together. That’s it. I threw a few other ingredients in the Vita-Mix for my HEABified version…



1 bunch of green kale, steamed 5 minutes

1 cup reserved steaming water

1/2 cup raw macadamia nuts

1/2 cup raw pecans

1/4 cup packed basil leaves

juice of 1/2 lemon

2 TBSP nutritional yeast

pinch of garlic powder

pinch of salt (could have used more)

The result? Mmmm, it reminds me of pesto. Love kale butter. Thanks Marty! :)

First up, I enjoyed some for lunch…


Warmed brown rice tortilla filled with kale butter, 1 egg scrambled with goat cheese, and sun dried tomatoes.

Dinner involved my new creation as well…


Veggies sauteed with grass fed finished beef with mustard stirred in after cooking and topped with kale butter.

Marty not only shared this wonderful recipe with me, but she was kind enough to send the HEABlet some gifts all the way from Alaska, including homemade fleece blankets and several adorable outfits. We’re going for an animal theme in the nursery, and I was so surprised and excited to see that Marty incorporated it into her very thoughtful care package. Thanks again Marty – both CD and I were blown away by your kindness. :)


Kale lover or hater? If a hater, try kale chips…or kale butter!