A New Use For Kale

by HEAB on September 10, 2010

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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…

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Ingredients

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…

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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…

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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. :)

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

{ 116 comments }

Jessica @ How Sweet September 10, 2010 at 8:47 am

I actually love kale in chip form – the only veggie I really LOVE. But that looks interesting – I should give it a go!

allison @ livingoneday September 10, 2010 at 8:49 am

oh wow, that looks awesome! and that package! omg!! the thoughtfulness!! i have been a kale fan for YEARS. my mom always served it steamed in garlic, olive oil, and chicken broth over linguine with parmesan cheese. i tried kale chips a long time ago, and my kale love just grows!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 12:55 pm

Allison,
I think I would love your mom’s version of kale. :)

Christine September 10, 2010 at 8:52 am

I was actually a kale virgin up until 6 weeks ago or so–when I has it in a raw vegan restaurant in all of its raw glory (though well spiced and massaged.)

I bought some to try at home, but I have been mixing it with spinach to tame the bitterness.

Still need to try “chips” and now I need to try this too!

Deanna September 10, 2010 at 8:53 am

Mmmm- that looks good. I’m going to have to try that. I like kale chips, but that’s been the only way I’ve liked kale so far.

Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 10, 2010 at 8:54 am

I LOVE kale, but even if I didn’t I love anything remotely resembling hummus or pesto – so kale butter is definitely getting added to my list :)

Talia @ Texas Gunslinger September 10, 2010 at 8:57 am

Kale chips forever!!!! I think I actually got the idea to make them for the first time from your blog! So yummy and crunchy! *chomp, chomp*

Annie@stronghealthyfit September 10, 2010 at 8:58 am

Love kale, and LOVE the animal themed room! In our first apartment, my husband and I went with a dinosaur-themed bathroom :-)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 12:56 pm

Annie,
Dinosaur themed bathroom – haha, that’s great! :)

Dorry September 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

I love Kale! This kale butter is a great idea. The HEABlet stuff is so cute!! That has to make you so excited for her arrival. :) :)

Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 10, 2010 at 9:06 am

Kale pesto?! awesome idea!

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 10, 2010 at 9:07 am

Kale lover! I ate an entire batch of kale chips all by myself one time. Tony was not a fan. The kale butter sounds great! I will definitely give this a try. Oh and I have brown rice tortillas just for this! YUM! Cute swag too.

Lauren @ 40Apples September 10, 2010 at 9:12 am

What a cool recipe!! I’d love to try it. I am a big kale fan – I really like how well it holds up when cooked into soups or sauces.
Love the animal theme! The stuff that Marty sent is absolutely adorable :)

eatmovelove September 10, 2010 at 9:15 am

Green Butter?!

Kale is good. It’s very…chewy?..though (or hard-like?) if it’s eaten straight as it is from the store…that’s good, but it kind of just gets stuck there…steaming it in the microwave helps :) .

I’ve never tried Kale Chips but they were popular for a while there…I like my Rice Works Salsa :)

Sylvia September 10, 2010 at 9:25 am

I’ve only ever tried frozen kale chips before, because I could never seem to find it in the stores. Luckily I saw it a few days ago so I’m going to run there today after work and buy me some! That kale butter looks amazing. As do those gifts for the HEABlet – I love fleece. I used to make fleece cozy sacks and beds for my guinea pigs, hehe.

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Sylvia,
Sounds like you had some spoiled little guinea pigs – so cute. :)

Felicia September 10, 2010 at 9:35 am

Love kale. There is a massive amount in my garden right now! I’m going to make a bean/kale veggie soup soon since the cool weather is finally approaching ! Your recipe sounds fab
Those gifts are so nice- love that you are doing the animal theme! This is so exciting :)

Alyssa September 10, 2010 at 9:36 am

Love roasted kale! I bet kale butter is mor affordable than basil pesto!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Alyssa,
Yes, as long as you don’t use raw macadamia nuts. Ha! Those things are so pricey, but I’ve had them in my cabinet for forever, and decided to just throw them in the mix. Next time, I’ll stick with all pecans or walnuts.

Marina September 10, 2010 at 9:38 am

I didn’t like kale before, but now I do, more or less :D
My friend introduced me to kale patties, which turned my vision of kale upside down. So, you sauté some kale, chop it well, squeeze out the liquid and mix with bread pieces, some milk, an egg, bread crumbs and spices. Then, you just bake them on a lighlty oiled pan. It’s awesome :)
I also liked shredded kale mixed with cream, it’s a nice salad, but I don’t eat it anymore because cream scares the hell out of me :)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Marina,
Oh gosh, I love cream – should try pouring some on my kale next time, and the kale patties sound delicious. Thanks for the idea!

Heather (Heather's Dish) September 10, 2010 at 9:40 am

i really love kale chips and using it in soups…haven’t graduated to raw just yet, but the kale butter sounds awesome!

emily September 10, 2010 at 9:41 am

yum! a bumper crop of kale definitely calls for this recipe! thanks for sharing, heather!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Emily,
Welcome. :)

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg September 10, 2010 at 9:47 am

Oooh, I LOVE the sound of this kale “butter.” Yum!

Amber at Berlinswhimsy September 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

I love kale! I always have some in the veggie drawer. The way we eat it the most is sauteed with lots of garlic and a drizzle of either balsamic or ume vinegar at the end— even my kids eat it. I also make a green pureed soup that includes kale—it lends such a beautiful green color.

I definitely want to try this recipe—probably today. Thanks for sharing (Marty, too)!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:01 pm

Amber,
I love that your kids eat it. I should try your version. Thx!

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 10, 2010 at 9:48 am

Marty – you are so amazing! Look at those beautiful gifts!

HEAB-I love the kale butter. Sounds so good and I love the bright green color. I have the Engine 2 Diet book, so I’ll have to look at the original recipe. I like kale chips, but thats about it. I haven’t had a good kale salad ( I must not be massaging the leaves well enough) and I do not like kale in smoothies – ick.

Meg September 10, 2010 at 9:49 am

I LOVE kale and I have a HUGE bunch of it in my fridge – so thanks for sharing, I’ll be trying some new ways of munching ;)

Oh my goodness, what adorable gifts :D cue the “awww” ;)

Sarah R September 10, 2010 at 9:54 am

I haven’t done too much with kale, although it is in one of my favorite soups. My husband is a hater. I made kale ships for him one time and he proclaimed that it tasted like he was eating seaweed. I guess you can’t win them all!

Tina September 10, 2010 at 9:56 am

I think kale chips are the only way I can enjoy kale. It is pretty bitter! I don’t see how people can do it in smoothies. *shudder*

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Tina,
Me neither. Yuck.

Carbzilla September 10, 2010 at 10:06 am

We grow our own, and I don’t think it’s bitter at all but I pick it when it’s super fresh. I know lettuce grows more bitter the longer it’s left in the ground so maybe you’ve been getting bad batches. Kale butter looks yummy!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Carbzilla,
I’ll have to get my hands on some super fresh kale soon. Will look next time I’m at the Farmer’s Mkt.

Katie September 10, 2010 at 10:16 am

I am so excited to try this! I have tons of kale in my garden, and I love all the rest of the ingredients. Just put it on the agenda for this weekend. Thanks, heather!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:03 pm

Katie,
I thought of you while I was making it, and thought I bet Katie would love this because it’s a sauce and involved lots of veggies blended in the Vita. Your kind of recipe, no? ;)

Katie September 10, 2010 at 1:49 pm

Totally my kind of recipe. In fact, I’m a little disappointed that I didn’t come up with it myself. :D

Cherie September 10, 2010 at 10:19 am

Lunch looks tasty!! Yum! And check out that fabulous gift from Alaska! Wow!! The HEABlet gets love from all over the country.

Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 10, 2010 at 10:20 am

That looks delicious!! Butter made healthy. :P I’ve only tried kale once and it was in chip form. I’m now a lover!

tyrah September 10, 2010 at 10:28 am

Kale butter! What a crafty idea =) I will be trying this.
I love kale all ways but mostly just raw salads massaged a little and in my green smoothies.

Tanya September 10, 2010 at 10:48 am

I LOVE KALE!!! And I’m so gonna try this….looks delicious…thank you!

The Fit Collegiate September 10, 2010 at 10:56 am

Believe it or not, I tried kale for the first time the other day…at Grin’s, Vanderbilt’s vegetarian cafe! A campus eatery seems an unlikely place to find kale, but it was quite good! I love those brown rice tortillas. They are too crackly cold, but they are delicious warmed up!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:04 pm

Anna,
I saw on Facebook that you’re back in town. Let me know if you ever want to grab some Sweet Cece’s. :)

Tay September 10, 2010 at 10:58 am

I made kale chips and wasn’t a huge fan. I must’ve been doing something wrong because everybody loves them!! I also just nannied for a baby wearing that same heart outfit on the top of the pile. So cute!!

Susannah September 10, 2010 at 10:59 am

I took baby steps when I first tried kale. I added it to my morning smoothie. Then, I tried it in a salad (very well massaged with oil!). Kale chips after that, which are my favorite! I hadn’t thought of adding to soups but that’s a great idea. Can’t wait!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness September 10, 2010 at 11:10 am

As I was cruising through the fine state of Illinois (that’s a lie- I hate the flat miles and miles of cornfields), I was listening to Ryan Seacrest on the radio and he happened to mention he drinks kale smoothies. Kind of like green monsters with spinach, I guess…

I found it interesting. :)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Amy B,
I’m impressed with Ryan’s tastebuds. I am not a fan of kale smoothies – makes them taste too green. Think I’ll stick to spinach if I want a green hue. :)

julie September 10, 2010 at 11:11 am

what a great way to use kale! i just had the leftover kale i bought yesterday and i drenched it in nooch and burnt the crap out of it in the oven and threw it in with my salad! i loved that it added the perfect crunch factor :)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Julie,
Now, that sounds like the perfect way to prepare kale if you ask me! ;)

Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice September 10, 2010 at 11:43 am

I love kale! I’ve never tried kale butter though. That looks amazing!!

wendy @ ABCs and Garden Peas September 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

I like kale, but I tend to avoid it because every single time I make it I find a little critter hiding in it. I guess that’s what you sign up for with organic produce, but it kind of weirds me out. I should probably just get over it. Kale butter looks like a great idea! Especially on a wrap…I’m always looking for a good replacement for mayo.

Our nursery is animal themed, too. It’s a fun way to go, plus, it can be used again for a boy or girl if you want! I’m currently trying to teach my son the difference between the monkey and the tiger. Right now, everything with 4 legs is a kitty!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:08 pm

Wendy,
Kitty – too cute. Yeah, little critters would freak me out a bit too, but nothing a little extra washing won’t get rid of I guess. Hope you have a good weekend! :)

gigi September 10, 2010 at 11:52 am

I love kale massaged with avocado as a base for a nice big salad. that kale butter looks yummy and now that the weather has cooled off I can’t wait to try kale chips.

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Gigi,
I’ve tried the massage kale, and although it was okay, I prefer spinach in my massaged salads. The kale is just so crunchy or something. I don’t know. However, do love it in chip form! :)

Ana September 10, 2010 at 12:07 pm

I llike Kale, I really like it sauteed with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil. Also loooove kale chips, me and Matheus fight over the chips, seems like I never roast enough when I make kale chips!
I just posted about a Kale salad this week in my blog, take a look Heather. We really like the flavors. Matheus is the true kale lover at our home, and he totally approved the combination of flavors on the salad, so that is a good thing!
I like the idea of the kale butter, I will try that next!
Ana

caronae September 10, 2010 at 12:11 pm

I am a kale hater, all the way. I have tried it several times, in several forms, all without success. I figure there’s no point in trying any more — I love spinach, chard, bok choy, etc. — I think I’m all set in the leafy greens department! :)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Caronae,
Agreed – sounds like you’re covered when it comes to green. No more kale! ;)

Paige @ RAN September 10, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Kale butter?! I’m intrigued, Heather!
I do love roasting kale/kale chips, but I’m not a fan of it in smoothies. The pesto “sauce” sounds great!

Stacy September 10, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I use kale in my Green Monster smoothies, not a lot just a couple leafs. I am not really the biggest fan of the bitter taste of kale. And maybe I am the only one that experiencing this, but I tried it plain just to try it, it made my tongue feel all tingly. Freaked me out a bit. So now I am a little wary of it. Although this recipe you made looks absolutely wonderful! I love love the little monkeys. Whenever we do have a baby, maybe I can convince the hubby to have a penguin theme, they are my favorite ;)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Stacy,
Penguins – do it. I think that would be so cute. :)

Gracie September 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Love love LOVE kale. I usually just sautee it with coconut oil for about 10 minutes to get rid of the bitter flavor. I might even say I like it better than spinach because it’s more “meaty” – doesn’t get all soft and shriveled up!

I tried kale chips a few years ago (pre-following health/food blogs, actually) and wasn’t a fan. I don’t think I cooked them correctly, though, so I’ll have to give them another try one of these days! Along with kale BUTTER ;)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:11 pm

Gracie,
10 minutes in coconut oil…roger that. Sounds like a method of cooking kale that I might really enjoy. Thanks! :)

Justine September 10, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I LOVE kale chips! I also like sauteed kale with sweet potatoes and greek yogurt. It is more of a cold weather dish, in my opinion so I haven’t had it in a while, but there are so many different flavours and textures in that dish that it is irrisistable!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Kale chips, yes I am a total fan. Only b/c the coating I make for them involves a cup of cashews (healthy, rich, satisifying fat much?! ) and a boatload of nooch, red pepper and a few other things. Pretty much the coating for the kale chips is like a great veggie dip or dressing, and then bake/dehydrate it onto the kale…well ANYONE would eat kale that way. Including my 3 yr old and my hubs, not a “kale guy” in his former life :)

Kale butter…interesting usage!

And of course the nursery gifts, lovely! And I know you will be bestowed with enough gifts to last you well into your next two or three pregnancies and children! (kidding!) Right now you’re thinking I think I’ll stick w/ one. hahah! Seriously, what lovely goodies you have received. You deserve it all!!

:)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Averie,
Yes, I’ve made your kale chips before – LOVED that cashew sauce, but put cashews or chocolate on anything, and I’d eat it. Hope you have a good weekend. ;)

Evan Thomas September 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm

I love love love kale rubbed with avocado and lemon juice and topped with roasted cashews. It’s just ze best.

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Evan,
I’ve tried and tried…perhaps I’m not massaging enough?

Little Bookworm September 10, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I love kale! That kale butter sounds amazing just like pesto. :)

Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) September 10, 2010 at 1:58 pm

I am just starting to like kale, in certain forms. Great recipes, thanks Heab! :)

xo
Kris

Laura September 10, 2010 at 1:59 pm

I regret to admit that i am a kale virgin!!!

elise September 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm

lover! but im one of those freaks who thinks its divine on its own. green monsters are better when packed with kale. im a freak i know, but i guess its a good “problem” to have :)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Elise,
Yes, definitely a good problem to have. Wish I liked my smoothies packed with kale, but I prefer frozen bananas and chocolate…perhaps some spinach if I’m in a green mood. :)

Hope you have a good weekend. Happy to hear you’re enjoying your macbook. I will never own another PC again!

StephORama September 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Wow! That kale butter sounds downright amazing! I would eat that on everything!

Monica September 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm

Hated kale the first time I tried it sauteed! But for round 2 I tried kale chips and officially fell in love.

The kale butter is intriguing, I will have to give it a shot! Do you think a food processor for mixing would work well?

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Monica,
Yep, I think the kale butter would turn out just fine in your food processor. :)

Stefanie September 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm

That care package is cute. I like baby stuff because it is so small cheerful. Kale is my all time favorite green. I just tried kale chips a couple weeks ago and love them. It adds a nice crisp to the kale and makes them addicting. A great way to get kale haters to try it.

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Stefanie,
I know, what is about baby clothes? They’re just so tiny and cute! I can’t believe the HEABlet is actually going to be that small…not for long though I guess. :)

jamie @ jamelafamela September 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm

that kale butter looks great! ive been reading your blog for a while but for some reason have never commented- thanks for this great looking recipe!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Jamie,
Thanks so much for reading. Enjoy the kale butter. :)

Jessica (Fit and Clean) September 10, 2010 at 3:37 pm

I personally like kale, and I normally make kale chips with it. I got my 10 year old to try it, though, and he noticed the after taste too. It’s got a wicked after taste! I don’t know why I didn’t notice it before. I didn’t notice until he said something. The power of suggestion, I guess!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 4:24 pm

Jessica,
Hmm, I’ve never noticed an aftertaste either…now I’m going to be waiting for it when I make my next batch of chips! ;)

gina (fitnessista) September 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm

i definitely get excited about kale.. but i’m way more excited to see those teeny baby clothes! keep posting the goods, i love seeing them :)
expect a little sumthin sumthin for heablet in the next day or so
love you friend!!
xoxo

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Love you too Gina. :)

Caitlin (EatFeats) September 10, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I’ve never tried kale, but, at first read, I thought that was a smoothie with a realllllly strange ingredient list. Whew.

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Caitlin,
Haha – that actually sounds like something I probably would have tried, but the butter tastes much better used as a condiment…not sure if I would want to slurp it down with a straw. ;)

Namaste Gurl September 10, 2010 at 4:12 pm

I’m LOVING (not liking) the kale butter idea. Sometimes, when I buy kale, I too never know what to do with it. I love sautéing it or roasting it in over, and it’s so so good for you, but it’s not the greatest tasting– def. needs some butter, olive oil, coconut oil, etc.

And how cute how those outfits for the new little one– SUPER adorable!

BroccoliHut September 10, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Kale has been a hard sell for me too–ever since I tried it raw in a smoothie one morning. I still have nightmares about that breakfast.
Anyway, this recipe looks phenom–I wonder if you could take advantage of its pesto-ness and use it as a sauce for pasta?
Also, I think this post has inspired me to try kale in a way that I KNOW I’ll eat it–I’ll try blending it into hummus:)

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 8:57 pm

BroccoliHut,
OK, good to know I’m not the only veggie lover who does not like kale. In fact, you and I are not alone…several other commenters have to admitted to not liking it as well. I think the kale butter would make a great pasta topping…and good call on the hummus. I think once you disguise kale with enough chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, and tahini, it will taste great! ;)

Emily September 10, 2010 at 4:44 pm

I have been wanting to try kale chips but have been afraid to make them but I think I’m going to use some of my new found free time to test them out:)

Rachael September 10, 2010 at 4:52 pm

I’m a huge kale fan, and always have been. I used to get cravings for it when fresh food wasn’t readily available, and give me a bowl of steamed greenness, a bottle of hot sauce and a little apple cider vinegar and I’m good to go.
The animal theme looks pretty cute – might there be murals on the wall?
Have a good weekend!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 8:53 pm

Racheal,
Nope, no murals, but I’ve got a few projects for the walls in mind. Maybe that’s what my kale has been missing…wing sauce! ;)

MoniMeals September 10, 2010 at 5:36 pm

KALE KALE KALE, Kale is the Best! I was at my Farmers Market this week and they were out :( It is so fuuny because right then I realized how much I love this stuff. I mean, who gets super bummed when Kale is unavailable, right!? Well I do, Long live Kale!
Great burrito pic, yummm! Have you tried Tortilla Land Torillas from WFoods…they are amazing.
Have a great weekend Heather!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 8:51 pm

MoniMeals,
Nope, never tried Tortilla Land brand…stuck on Food for Life brown rice tortillas. LOVE THEM! Hope you get some kale back in your life soon. :)

Pure2raw Twins September 10, 2010 at 7:14 pm

We are HUGE kale lovers!!!! I love kale pretty much any way ;) I am easy to please when it comes to dark leafy greens, to me the more the better LOL I am a dork, I know!

Love the kale butter. The other day I blended up kale with a roasted squash it was delicious!

Nicole September 10, 2010 at 7:30 pm

Kale butter eh?
I don’t know if it’s because I worked in the food industry for so long (waitressing and bartending throughout/after college) but I just can’t do the kale. I’ve tried a lot of things that I normally would not have since reading/writing food blogs but I just can’t do the kale.
By the time your sweet little HEABlet is born you’re not going to need to buy her ANYTHING!! (that’s just awesome)
Happy Friday!!

HEAB September 10, 2010 at 8:49 pm

Nicole,
I hear ya – definitely NOT my favorite green!

Mimi (Damn the Freshman 15) September 10, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Kale is easily my favorite dark leafy green. This looks SO good. Like pesto on steroids!

And I totally put ketchup on my kale too!!!

Kristen @ Kristen, Sweetly September 10, 2010 at 10:06 pm

I always feel like kale is right up my alley, but have never succeeded in cooking it well… and have ended up throwing out so many recipes with sadness. The kale butter does look pretty good. I guess I should jump in and try kale chips, after all the excellent reviews, haha.

HEAB September 11, 2010 at 7:08 am

Kristen,
Yes, try the kale chips…I think that recipe will convert almost any kale hater. :)

Meghan September 11, 2010 at 7:09 am

I just tried kale chips on Thursday for the first time, and I am hooked! I am already trying to figure out when I can whip up another batch…I never would have known about it them it weren’t for all the bloggers out there. I will probably try to branch out at some point and make it other ways…but right now I need to catch up on years of not eating kale chips….. :)

HEAB September 11, 2010 at 7:16 am

Meghan,
No need to branch out in my opinion. You already started with the best recipe for kale. :)

melissa @ the delicate place September 11, 2010 at 8:19 am

i love kale! in fact i made my mom try some yesterday since she never had it. she liked it but thought it tasted like broccoli?! those are some seriously cute clothes for the HEABlet! :)

Alex September 11, 2010 at 9:17 am

I’ve never had kale before!! Uh! I keep wanting to get it, but I always forget when I’m at the store! Maybe this recipe will give me some motivation to remember ;)

And btw, I’ve had that exact same tortilla made into a breakfast burrito before, too!

HEAB September 11, 2010 at 9:54 am

Alex,
I’m obsessed with those brown rice tortillas. Love them, and I hope you remember to buy some kale soon. :)

heather September 11, 2010 at 2:57 pm

I love Kale in smoothie – only because I can’t taste over the J.Robb vanilla, and 1/2 banana, and blueberries. It’s a great way to get greens and not even realize it! Spinach is good too…a lot sweeter than kale.

HEAB September 11, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Heather,
That’s probably why I like the spinach so much better…me and my evil sweet tooth. ;)

AngelaOSG September 11, 2010 at 8:58 pm

kale butter is genius!!! I can’t wait to ty this. Thank you :)

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 10:26 am

Angela,
You’re welcome – enjoy! :)

Natalie September 12, 2010 at 1:18 pm

tried and love the kale butter.. probably overdid it since it’s packed full of nuts but oh well.

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 6:47 pm

Natalie,
So happy to hear…I overdid it too…couldn’t help myself. ;)

Sportsgirl September 12, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Oh wow, great idea! I love love kale….I made a post on it the other day. Thank you for the post, I shall try this!

HEAB September 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Sportsgirl,
You’re welcome. Enjoy. :)

Heather September 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm

Hey Heather! I made a variation on your variation of kale butter last night. I made a half batch, using 2 tbsp pine nuts (since you said KB tasted like pesto) and 6 tbsp walnuts. It was pretty great but it reminded me more of Cream of Broccoli or Broccoli & Cheddar soup than pesto. The texture was definitely pesto-y (as opposed to “nut buttery”, but that might have been due to the fact I was using a mini food processor instead of a high powered blender). Either way, it was awesome on scrambled eggs this morning… thanks for the tip!

HEAB September 23, 2010 at 3:05 pm

So glad you enjoyed the kale butter. I think mine tasted similar to pesto because I added basil. Did you add any to your batch? Regardless, it sounds delicious…especially with scrambled eggs! :)

Heather September 24, 2010 at 11:46 am

Yep, but I used Thai basil instead of regular basil.

HEAB September 24, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Heather, hmm…oh well, broccoli cheddar soup sounds just as good as pesto if you ask me. :)

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