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Tincup
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I can't find the post where we discussed eating raw kale, but, like a good trooper, I tried it. Ive decided it is NOT my favorite thing to do.

Had to laugh!!!

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Not my fave either!! Bleah. The only way I can tolerate it is to make kale chips, but my husband nearly gagged from the smell.

Got any chickens?

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Have you tried putting a tiny bit in a smoothie with some other strong flavors?
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Kale is great lightly steamed or sautéed. Eating it raw (other than ground up in a smoothie) can be just too rough to digest (or to even chew in the first place).

Sometimes, though, VERY finely chopped can work in a salad. The tough fibers have to be cut. This is a great to add to soup just a minute before taking it off the heat - just until that green color just pops out at you. All that green goodness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om6fZgg8zJc

How to Chiffonade Leafy Green Vegetables - Collard Greens and Kale

Wrap tight, roll and finely shred into a thin ribbon.
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Collard greens are just as yucky as kale... like eating leather. I used to put kale in smoothies.

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Yuck. Blech. I never got into the whole kale thing and glad I didn't!
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I like kale ice cream.
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I LIKE both kale and collard greens you goofs!!!

How dare you make fun of my favorite color.

I feel you are all discriminating against me,,,I am greatly offended

I like them so much I like to leave them at the store.

Actually no one has ever FORCED me to try them yet.

BUT be aware they are my two best friends now and I wont tolerate any more of this bashing of them cause thats the way I am!!!

EQUAL rights for forage I say!!!

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So you're a fan of GREEN, don?? As in John Deere green??

[Big Grin]

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For Just Don Deere Green...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gSJtYae8bQ

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And how are you on okra, Mr. Just Don Deere Green?

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BTW- TuTu- don't get him mad. You know how those cowboys are when they get all fired up...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VKdwx5AB5k

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hehehe

So glad I tuned into this thread. Hilarious!

When I eat kale I feel like I chew forever, and everytime I picture myself as a cow in a field. Chewing chewing chewing... oops chewing some more....

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Chomp, chomp....

Loved the clips, TC! [lol]

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Are you kidding or something???


Green as in the color of money.

That is the color last time I had some,,,now days tastes like plastic!!!

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Who knew? A nice 2-minute video


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04/27/massage-your-kale-or-else_n_7152222.html

You Want In On A Foodie Secret? Massage Your Kale.

- By Nick Visser - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2015

Excerpts:

A new video from America's Test Kitchen is urging vegetable lovers to treat their kale right if they're going to forgo juicing and turn it into a salad. . . .

[at 1:03]. . . kale and red kale require a good five minute massage . . . .

. . . but for more delicate Tuscan kale, only about a minute . . .

. . . another way to gently soften kale is to soak it in warm water . . . for about 10 minutes . . .

. . . rinse in cool water and spin in a salad spinner . . .
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Thanks Keebler, but no thanks. Kale had its one chance with me and flunked the test.
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Why not combine kale and massage? Lay it on someone's back and massage away...
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Could be that the kale was too old. Once it passes it's prime, it does smell like dirty socks and can taste the same. Due to little money, I've forced myself to just go ahead and cook kale that should have been tossed out.

Once. Never again. I can tell by the smell.

However, when fresh, it has a fresh smell and taste. Still, raw can be rather rough. For salads, I'd prefer lightly steam and then drained, well chilled in fridge overnight before using as PART (never all) of the salad greens.

The thing is that we literally REQUIRE leafy greens every day. And as many leave collards out, chard, spinach and bok choy have to take up the slack. There are many varieties of kale, you might want to try a different kind, be sure it's fresh and prepare it differently.

Otherwise for the leafy green requirement of the body, it can get boring and limited. Most lettuces do not have the depth of nutrients and longevity in the body as do the stronger leafy greens.

Both chard and spinach can be rougher on some. Kale contains less of the oxalic acid (sp?) so it's much more utilitarian.

When sautéed with onions, shallots, garlic, leeks or even fennel bulb chopped, kale can be very delicious.

Finely chopped, added into a soup or stew just before serving, kale can be a nice touch yet blend into the soup.

Then there is the full range of garden herbs to consider so that it can become something quite enjoyable. Power packed goodness for our mitochondria. And if our mitochondria can't get better, neither can we.

Aside from our mitochondria (which is inside EVERY cell) our red blood cells require us to consume leafy greens each day, too. They need this green goodness to help give us energy.

Yet, if kale is out of the picture, there are others. Just be sure leafy greens are a plenty at each meal.
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MUSHROOMS, sautéed, will help make any bright leafy green wake up to work for you, too. Unsurpassed goodness.

Can you tell I used to write commercials? But I could never write what I did not believe or find true - didn't last long in that department.

What really woke up my love affair with good food was reading the very funny, gut busting culinary descriptions of a mother's mis-fires in her book "Tender at the Bone" by Ruth Reichl, a long time food writer / critic).

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/53645.Tender_at_the_Bone

Tender at the Bone: Growing up at the Table

Ruth Reichl

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OK... Here it is...

If Kale gets more massages than ME, then I am even less inclined to consider eating it.

Totally NOT FAIR!!!

[rant] [shake] [cussing]

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Lymetoo, think of the possibilities -

Swedish massage Kale - I would lika soma Kala witha mya massagea...ya...

Hot stone kale massage - ha - instantly cooked for ya...

Acupressure kale massage - just to make a point or two or three...

Deep kale massage - a chance to turn green during your massage...

Kalefornia style massage - well, I just made it up now but I'll be sure to suggest it at the next Whole Life Expo...

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Got watermelon, got berries, got spinach, got beets. Passed on the kale tonight. No massages for me.

Funny people!

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ROBIN

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Best Way to Get Your Kale:

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Bedtime Kale Horror Story:
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Those are hilarious, Looking!!

Thanks for the giggles, Robin!

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Too funny!
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The cartoons are great!!

Because of this discussion, I went to Jamba Juice today, prepared to order a juice with, yes, kale in it, massaged or unmassaged.

And they didn't have anymore of it! There was a run on the kale today - can you believe that??!! I had to settle for berries and sherbets...

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I missed the most recent posts here and gotta say you've got me laughing out loud Looking! HA! Thanks!!!

[lol]

The rest of the kale finally met its maker. Took a leap into my special compost pile with a little boot from me. The next day I went out there again and found a little piece of paper with a note that said...

``Try feeding us raw kale again and we promise, no fish you will catch. Mr. and Mrs. Worm and our 2,000,000 children.``

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Keebler, as always, great info to consider. Thank you!

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Tincup, I think it's too late to reject Kale, did you see the latest news?

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News Item: McDonald's embracing new ingredient: Kale

Lisa McComb, a McDonald's representative, said in an email the kale is included in a Turkey Sausage & Egg White bowl, which also has spinach and bruschetta.

On Wednesday, analyst Mark Kalinowski had also noted that McDonald's was introducing three salads in Canada that have kale as an ingredient.

The embrace of kale may seem odd to some, considering McDonald's recently ran an ad that celebrated the Big Mac and mocked trendy ingredients like soy, quinoa, Greek yogurt - and kale.
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BUT, Kale doesn't like to be mocked ...... AND now that Kale has overtaken McDonald's

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The next part of the plan will be (According to a secret source):

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And then:

Kale will genetically engineer the human race:

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and the final plan for all resisters is, eek!!! :

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