Garlic kale mashed potatoes

Garlic kale mashed potatoes and carrots

I don’t care what anyone says…kale does not taste good. It is one of the healthiest vegetables I know about but have yet to find a recipe that makes me want to actually eat it. I have tried cooking it down into soup but always end up picking it out. I have tried kale chips but these lose their novelty pretty fast. I have tried shredding it into pasta sauces and stews but nothing works. I can always taste the heavy flavor of the kale that I can only describe as GREEN. However, whenever I go to the grocery store or a famers’ market I always walk away with a huge beautiful bunch of kale. When I’m picking out the kale I am always excited about how healthy I am being and the exciting food I will make with it. When I get home, however, I remember that I don’t like kale and haven’t had good luck with cooking it.

So when I got home from the grocery store on Sunday and realized I once again bought kale I started thinking about how to use it. When I hadn’t come up with something by the time I decided to start cooking today I just started throwing stuff into a pot. I cooked some potatoes, onions and garlic in oil and red wine. By the time the carrots I wanted to use were cleaned and cut up the potatoes were cooked. I tossed in the carrots and started cleaning the kale. By the time the kale was ready to go in the potatoes were basically like mashed potatoes with cooked carrots in it. I added the kale and created this very awesome side dish. Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite sides and I also really like cooked carrots. So I am very likely to make those two items again. But by combining them with some butter, salt, garlic, and kale I have now found the best way to eat one of the healthiest veggies that I don’t like! Try it!

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2 Responses

  1. Below..the best Kale recipe I have had other than crispy Kale smothered in olive oil and baked for crispy kale.
    FYI. also love the lentil salad at Baraka

    Joyous Kale
    kale — 1 big bunch
    potatoes
    3 tbs tahini
    3 tbs tamari or soy sauce
    2 tbs lemon juice or rice vinegar
    3 cloves garlic, diced

    Something crunchy — walnuts or sesame seeds or something of the sort

    Boil and mash potatoes.

    Rip kale off stems into smallish pieces. Toss stems. Mix four ingrediants. Put mixture and kale into large sauce or soup pan. Cover and cook on low to mid heat, stirring often until kale wilts.

    When kale is ready, add crunchies. Mix well.

    Serve by giving yourself some mashed potatoes and a portion of the kale and sauce.

    I used soy sauce, rice vinegar and walnuts.

  2. Joyous Kale
    kale — 1 big bunch
    potatoes
    3 tbs tahini
    3 tbs tamari or soy sauce
    2 tbs lemon juice or rice vinegar
    3 cloves garlic, diced

    Something crunchy — walnuts or sesame seeds or something of the sort

    Boil and mash potatoes.

    Rip kale off stems into smallish pieces. Toss stems. Mix four ingrediants. Put mixture and kale into large sauce or soup pan. Cover and cook on low to mid heat, stirring often until kale wilts.

    When kale is ready, add crunchies. Mix well.

    Serve by giving yourself some mashed potatoes and a portion of the kale and sauce.

    I used soy sauce, rice vinegar and walnuts.

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