Kale used to be a relatively under-appreciated vegetable, something most people would only eat when smothered in heavy fatty sauces and cooked until it was almost unrecognizable as a "leafy green". Yet today it is now "hip" to into kale; it's praised as one of the greatest "superfoods" we can add to our diets because of its high density of nutrients and other health-boosting properties.
That said, getting folks to eat kale even though they might know it's good for them can be a bit of a challenge. It's bitter, cabbage-y taste can be off-putting to many. But there are lots of cool things you can do with kale to turn it into a delicious side dish or main meal - you just have to get creative with it!
Here I'll share some of my favorite recipes using kale that cover a variety of cuisines, from traditional Southern cooking to exotic Japanese flavors. These are all simple, quick and easy to make, and sure to appeal to the entire family.