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Thursday, February 5, 2015
Day 36 - Kale Sprouts
I think internet acronyms are stupid, but OMG… I mean SERIOUSLY, a new veggie is in town, and it frickin’ ROCKS!!! Kale Sprouts, man!!!!
I had never heard of them. I stood and stared at them in the produce section, trying to figure out exactly WHAT they WERE… A lady came up and assumed the same stance next to me, and I asked if she had tried them. “Nope, but did you read the article in the Post about them???” she countered. HUH?? The Washington Post did an article on a VEGETABLE?? Now that tipped the scale, not only did I need to find the article, I needed to taste the vegetable!!!
We invested in a bag (at $3.49 for a smallish 8 oz. bag it felt pricey), and went home for what I was sure was some over-hyped yuppy trend.
Oh no, no, no. Kale sprouts are REAL, baby. Real as in REAL GOOD J !!! I cooked them following one recipe on the package – a couple tablespoons of EVOO in a large skillet, sauté until “golden” (though that term seemed dumb for a dark green/purple veggie, how does it get “golden” exactly??) around 3 minutes. Add half cup of water, salt, and cover until however tender you want them (a few minutes for us).
They are heavenly!!!! They will most certainly find their way to our house again (and again…). The bag says 3 servings, which sounds exactly right. We had them alongside a veggie/tofu stir fry, and just had the leftovers with lunch (just as good reheated the next day, folks). They are not bitter, in fact there is a bit of sweet.
You need these veggies. It is not very often that a brand spankin’ new vegetable comes to town, and when it does, you have to invite it over for dinner. By the way, here is the mention from the Washington Post (January 13, 2015), “Speaking of kale…kale sprouts, lollipop kale and the newly marketed Kalettes are basically identical…”.
Price - $3.49Rating - 5