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Things I would not have expected to hear Pirate say in the past 
12th-Nov-2010 05:41 pm
one apple out of the crowd
"More kale. We always need kale. And we should get some chard. It would be good to change up the greens a bit."
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13th-Nov-2010 05:38 am (UTC)
These days we're not cooking them, we're using them in green smoothies. Much easier to get the monkey to consume them that way — blended up with some fruit & nuts & suchlike is a better alternative (IMO) than "cook 'em to death with plenty of fat & preferably some smoked meat".

And with the pathetically low definitions of what constitutes a "serving" of fruit or veg, it's easy to fit more than a day's minimum recommended amount in one smoothie.
13th-Nov-2010 04:45 pm (UTC)
Tear up your kale into small pieces and cook it in your soup, especially if you throw a few piece of sausage in. Very Portuguese.
13th-Nov-2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
You've corrupted him!

I love winter greens and root vegetables. It is unfortunate that I live with someone who despises them...
14th-Nov-2010 01:22 am (UTC)
One of my favorite dishes is something I call "beans & greens" — kale cooked in olive oil with a WHOLE LOTTA garlic and then a near-painful amount of lemon juice added at the end, served over garlicky homemade black beans. So good. (And very much "You call this comfort food? Good god, you are a Californian, aren't you?" *grin*)

Once I get my spicy carrot-beet slaw recipe perfected, I'll post it.

Edible roots forever!
13th-Nov-2010 09:08 pm (UTC)
Most homes don't have a dehydrator, but if you massage a tiny tiny bit of salt and oil onto curly kale and put it in an open oven on the lowest setting, you can make dried kale chips which are dangerously delicious.
13th-Nov-2010 11:00 pm (UTC)
Dood, I am on a quest for the perfect kale chips recipe. Russell James's is good but a little too sweet for my taste.
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