Friday, December 11, 2009

ariel's ... conquering kale

i have a confession to make. i'm not really into kale. i think it's from being a kid -- my family used to get csa boxes and the winters were these total kale invasions in the kitchen and i got really kaled out. a friend gave me a bunch of kale this week and it's just been sitting there calling to me to cook it ... so it's time to overcome my kale fears and make something i like with it.

i decided to make a kale pasta sauce. for this dish you'll need:

1 bunch of organic kale
1 organic carrot, shredded
1 organic onion, chopped
1 can organic pasta sauce
organic olive oil
spices (organic dried basil and oregano)

first i sauteed my onion in some olive oil until they were starting to look clear. then i added my shredded carrot and kale and sauteed for another 5 minutes.

then i added my pasta sauce, spices, salt and pepper. then i covered the pot and cooked it for about an hour at low heat until it was thick and fragrant.

i topped some organic spiral noodles with the sauce and added a handful of sharp cheese. it was super good and i was so excited! mission accomplished! kale and i are now friends! anyone have any other kale recipes they can suggest to me? i would love to hear them :)

happy friday!




  1. sauted kale with a fried egg is great in the morning (maybe on top of some grits). Or its great in soup. I cook kale the same as I cook other greens.
    Looks good!

  2. This is the best soup I have ever tasted...EVER. I didn't know I loved kale until this soup!

  3. I just had to come and say, I love your photos! Very nice.

  4. I love kale on its own, but this sauce sounds soooo good! Have you ever tried coating them with some olive oil and salt and baking them into kale chips? Such a treat!