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. Yet here we are today where it's become so "hip" to be into kale that it's almost become a cliché; 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. Its bitter, cabbage-like taste can be off-putting to many and its texture tough and chewy. 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.