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 (shhh, 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.
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 than 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!
My New Favorite Kale Recipe
So I thought it was quite fitting to share my new favorite way to prepare kale with you. I had this for breakfast this morning along with some delicious farm fresh eggs! It is so simple to make and taste amazing!
This wilted organic kale and bacon recipe makes a wonderful side dish.
- 8 cups of packed kale leaves (stems removed)
- 2 slices of country thick bacon
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Rinse and remove stems from kale and chop the kale into large bite size pieces.
- In a large saute pan, cook the bacon over medium heat.
- Once bacon is done, remove and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
- 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.
- Continue to stir until done. The kale is done when it is tender.
- Cut bacon into little pieces and stir in with kale.
- Serve immediately.
- 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?