I think I can officially say that I am over my dislike of kale. It started with kale chips. It’s easy to like kale cooked into a crunchy chip, though, and I wasn’t sure I’d get beyond that. Then I discovered Tahini Lemon Rice and Beans, a dish loaded with kale, and loved it. Now this. I have been convinced that you can make just about anything taste good if you pair it with the right ingredients. If you are still skeptical of kale, you can easily substitute a different green, such as chard or spinach. There’s really no need to worry about the kale, though, as the outstanding flavors of this garlicky dish will be all you will be thinking about when you eat it.Print
Here’s what Miss Meghan’s plate looked like:
I gave her the same pasta and white beans and then added some organic Jack cheese, and added another green food in place of the kale, green peas. Last time I offered her a cooked green (spinach) she choked on it a little, so I am going to wait a little longer before offering her cooked greens again.
She ate all the cheese first (big surprise!) and then had a little bit of everything else. For dessert, she enjoyed a bowl of raspberries. I buy frozen organic raspberries this time of year.
If you think you don’t like kale, I challenge you to make this dish and tell me you still don’t like it. If you already like kale, you are in luck, because this is great way to eat more of it! Happy kale eating.