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Wilted Organic Kale & Bacon |

SHHH!  I Have A Secret 


Oh my goodness, kale is my absolute favorite thing to eat right now!  In the past I hadn’t developed a taste for it…it seemed so bitter.  Then I realized I wasn’t preparing it properly!

Yes, so kale can be a bit bitter…agree!  But I have a secret for you (shhhhh, don’t tell anyone….I mean tell the whole world, this secret needs to be outed)!  I finally have started to enjoy kale and this secret needs to be announced to anyone who will listen.

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Revealing This Secret


What’s this secret you ask?  Thought you would never ask. 😉  Ok, so here it is!  

If you don’t want your kale to be bitter, you need to remove the stems.  Did you get that?  You can reduce the bitterness to kale dramatically if you remove the stems and just eat the leafy greens.

Finally, I have developed a LOVE for kale!  It’s like I have been turned on to a new vegetable that is almost sweet.  Yep you heard me right, almost sweet, not bitter!  

Speaking of a new vegetable, did you know that you can grow more then one vegetable from one kale plant?

One More Secret To Reveal About Kale


The last 2 years I have grown kale in my garden and I discovered yet another secret about Kale.  

You can get TWO different vegetables from ONE Kale Plant!  Think the only vegetable is the leafy greens?? Nope…check out this post: How To Grow Two Completely Different Vegetables From One Kale Plant.

Here you will discover the other AMAZING vegetable that you can get from kale! 

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My New Favorite Kale Recipe


So I thought it was quite fitting to share with you my new favorite way to prepare kale.  I had this for breakfast this morning along with some delicious farm fresh eggs!  It is so simple to make and taste amazing!

Wilted Organic Kale & Bacon |

Wilted Organic Kale & Bacon Recipe
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Serves: about 4 cups
  • 8 cups of packed kale leaves (stems removed)
  • 2 slices of country thick bacon
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  1. Rinse and remove stems from kale and chop the kale into large bite size pieces.
  2. In a large saute pan, cook the bacon over medium heat.
  3. Once bacon is done, remove and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
  4. Place the kale into the pan with the bacon grease, season with salt and pepper and allow the kale to wilt (about 2-3 minutes) over medium heat. This time can vary depending on the maturity of the kale.
  5. Continue to stir until done. The kale is done when it is tender.
  6. Cut bacon into little pieces and stir in with kale.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: about 1 cup

Do you have plans to grow kale this year in your garden?

What are some of your favorite ways to cook up kale?




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8 thoughts on “SHHH! I Have A Secret ~ And A Wilted Organic Kale & Bacon Recipe”

  1. Looks delicious Hallie, I’ll have to try this!

  2. SueMcCloud says:

    this southern girl loves her kale!

  3. Do you leave the heat on the Grease when you add the Kale? do you stir the Kale or such?

    1. hallecottis says:

      @Renegade Wellbeing Yes you do leave the heat on and you also stir it.  Thanks for bringing this up, I have made the changes to the recipe! :)

      1. @hallecottis   I was just wondering I guess, but this sounds great, thanks for sharing!

  4. Sean says:

    This was pretty good, however I added a little organic cream when I put the bacon in because I thought it sounded good… And it was!  Served with a side of some leftover steak.

  5. Dar Brown says:

    Halle, We LOVE our kale here in Alaska. With our growing season it comes out so beautiful by fall, though we eat it all summer long as well. I was surprised people didn’t know that the bitterness is in the stalks. If you are growing your own like we do follow this link to find out what makes it even sweeter! Good eating to YOU!

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