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Kale, Kale, Kale…Oh My!

If you are like me, I just LOVE kale!  I can not get enough of this stuff!  A few years I grew a little to much kale, (I know didn’t think that was possible) and I let one of my kale plants grow bitter!  

You know how it is.  You are so excited to finally have some fresh kale and you bite into that first bite and wowzie (did I just make up a word) 😉 it is super bitter.

An Interesting Fact About Kale!

So what to do?  Well, I turned to some trusted friends and I found one of the neatest things about kale!  Did you know that kale can produce two vegetables?  Yep, that is right, TWO different vegetables!  Take a look!

Kale & Bacon Recipe | GrowingRealFood.com

Kind of looks like broccoli doesn’t it?  Oh my goodness does it ever taste good!  You can read more about this over at my sister company, Whole Lifestyle Nutrition in the post SHHH!  I Have A Secret…

Here is a delicious recipe for you to enjoy in the meantime!  There is nothing like fresh kale right out of the garden!

Wilted Kale and Bacon Recipe
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 8 cups of packed kale leaves (stems removed)
  • 2 slices of country thick bacon
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Rinse and remove stems from kale and chop the kale into large bite size pieces.
  2. In a large saute pan, cook the bacon over medium heat.
  3. Once bacon is done, remove and set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pan.
  4. Place the kale into the pan with the bacon grease, season with salt and pepper and allow the kale to wilt (about 2-3 minutes) over medium heat. This time can vary depending on the maturity of the kale.
  5. Continue to stir until done. The kale is done when it is tender.
  6. Cut bacon into little pieces and stir in with kale.
  7. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup

 

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