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(WBUR Boston)   We may be living in the Age of Kale, but remember: There can be no light without darkness   (commonhealth.wbur.org ) divider line
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2014-01-14 09:48:52 AM  
People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.
 
2014-01-14 09:50:51 AM  

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?
 
2014-01-14 09:56:02 AM  

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.


you sound fat.
 
2014-01-14 09:57:49 AM  
Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.
 
2014-01-14 09:59:21 AM  
That's why I only use replica kale.

www.trafficdoorsandmore.com
 
2014-01-14 10:02:02 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


We are now at war. See you on the battlefield.
 
2014-01-14 10:09:36 AM  
This is the dawning of the age of A-kale-ious.


/Ha!  The lyrics are stuck in your head now, aren't they?  My work here is done.
 
2014-01-14 10:10:57 AM  
"Kale will kill you and everyone you care about."

--Jennifer Berman, writer and sign language interpreter living in New York City.

"A regular person [with no thyroid issues] who eats several servings of cruciferous vegetables a week should not have problems."

--Teresa Fung, Sc.D., M.S.. adjunct professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor at Simmons College in Boston
 
2014-01-14 10:20:57 AM  
I dunno, I hopped on the "Vitamix-loving, green-smoothie worshipping, kale bandwagoner" last fall and have no regrets and have dropped 25#.  Much healthier than canned or processed sodium-laden crap.  I just don't eat a kilogram and a half of bok choy every day.  That's crazy.
 
2014-01-14 10:31:29 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: This is the dawning of the age of A-kale-ious.

/Ha!  The lyrics are stuck in your head now, aren't they?  My work here is done.


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2014-01-14 10:32:08 AM  

syrynxx: I dunno, I hopped on the "Vitamix-loving, green-smoothie worshipping, kale bandwagoner" last fall and have no regrets and have dropped 25#.  Much healthier than canned or processed sodium-laden crap.  I just don't eat a kilogram and a half of bok choy every day.  That's crazy.


But you don't understand. A mommyblogger was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Paradigms have been destroyed. Everything you thought you knew about everything is wrong. We must adopt a new world view and devise an entirely new set of protocols on a go-forward basis.
 
2014-01-14 10:48:54 AM  
The night is dark and full of fibers.
 
2014-01-14 11:00:19 AM  
Gee, balance in a diet...whuddathunkit?

Folks: we are omnivorous apes, with a penchant for meat, and salt, and sweets, and are hardwired to enjoy the effects of alcohol, which in natural surrounds is sort of rare, but a source of important and opportunistic calories which is why birds and other critters seek out fermented berries too. We evolved to take in a LOT of food sources, because that is what made us the success stories we are today, coupled with manipulatory appendages and the intelligence to form tools and think ahead enough to cultivate crops and hunt successfully as differing strategies to glean food and protect our progeny. Our success isn't from being specialized into single sources of food, but a variety, and our digestive systems are designed for that purpose. We need more than just meat. We need more than just vegetables. We seek out some sources, because we're hardwired to seek out fat, salt, and easy calories in sweets, and to even bank those calories in our fatty tissues in case of famine. Those very desires can bite us on the ass, since we're not walking the savanna and getting chased by large cats, big ass birds, bears, and avoiding crocs. Likewise, we can flout those desires at our own peril, because we have these ridiculously oversized brains that are a huge sink for our metabolic processes and that very brainpower can lead us on some odd choices, because we seem to think that those hardwired urges are irrelevant.

Balance, kids. Balance in all things. Eat a diet that is varied, balanced, and get some damn exercise, and maybe keep off the fads, because someone realized that a food source has some stuff that our bodies need. "Superfoods" are a fad. Eat a varied diet, exercise, and maybe realize that too much of anything, including water, is not such a great thing. Too much of anything is not good for you. Except, of course, bacon. Bacon is your King. Well, that and Irish Coffee since it contains all of the four food groups: caffeine group, alcohol group, sugar group, and the fat group...
 
2014-01-14 11:19:12 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?


No. Though I ate pretty much Cherrios for a good part of my early life, I'm told.


doublesecretprobation: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

you sound fat.


I do, don't I?

Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine. Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc.  Would you choose to eat kale? Or would you choose to something that actually tasted good?

You can thank my seven-year old for that question.
 
2014-01-14 11:28:19 AM  

Mangoose: Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc. Would you choose to eat kale?


Yes. I've been eating it for years. Why would I stop?

I don't eat it because I think it's going to give me super powers. I eat it because I like it.
 
2014-01-14 11:31:22 AM  

Mangoose: CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?

No. Though I ate pretty much Cherrios for a good part of my early life, I'm told.


doublesecretprobation: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

you sound fat.

I do, don't I?

Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine. Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc.  Would you choose to eat kale? Or would you choose to something that actually tasted good?

You can thank my seven-year old for that question.


I'm betting that I could get your seven year old to eat a kale chip, and love it. Then again, that's sort of my job. I make yummy food, and I look at the whole palette of foods to do so, as opposed to just a thin swath. But then again, that's my job.

Food choices are set early. They can be reset, because humans are good at upending their diets when conditions change, and that's not a bad thing, but likewise, we're hardwired to look at the food of our youth as the "normal" conditions as well. We are just savanna walking apes after all that occasionally stopped by water sources and often found easy calories there, while we watched out for killer reptiles, cats, and snakes. We long for the normality of our youth, because that was set down for us as being the conditions that we should look for. Of course, if the conditions of our youth were particularly bad--famine, poverty, or wartime conditions of rationing, we can associate the foods of those times as being really bad too. The brain is really good at making associations. We don't have to be slaves to that conditioning though.
 
2014-01-14 11:32:23 AM  

Mangoose: Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine.


Your taste buds are weird. Just... really farking weird.
 
2014-01-14 11:32:27 AM  

In other news: Morons discover that too much of just about anything is bad! News at 11!

 
2014-01-14 11:34:49 AM  
I've never had Kale. Is it awful?
 
2014-01-14 11:36:57 AM  

sigdiamond2000: Mangoose: Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc. Would you choose to eat kale?

Yes. I've been eating it for years. Why would I stop?

I don't eat it because I think it's going to give me super powers. I eat it because I like it.


De gustibus non est disputandum. My kid says carrots are disgusting and peas are worse than demon droppings, but she loves the taste of kale.
 
2014-01-14 11:37:43 AM  

abhorrent1: I've never had Kale. Is it awful?


Like most leafy greens (or just vegetables in general), it's all in the preparation. Can be really good. Can be really bland an unappetizing.
 
2014-01-14 11:38:08 AM  

Mangoose: CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?

No. Though I ate pretty much Cherrios for a good part of my early life, I'm told.


doublesecretprobation: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

you sound fat.

I do, don't I?

Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine. Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc.  Would you choose to eat kale? Or would you choose to something that actually tasted good?

You can thank my seven-year old for that question.


Most veggies taste far better than kale.
 
2014-01-14 11:38:45 AM  
Maybe I haven't had the right kale yet.  Kale chips are unimpressive and kale in salads is like eating wet pine needles or toothbrushes, always something catching or pricking at the roof of your mouth.  So to speak.

Yes, even after "massaging".  After all that work I'd just rather have spinach.

So I don't like the kale.  Every other green's pretty cool.

I do find it sad when grown-ass men and women proudly proclaim they don't like or eat vegetables.
 
2014-01-14 11:38:51 AM  
img.photobucket.com

Will probably spend the rest of the week obsessing on this article.
 
2014-01-14 11:40:14 AM  
What the hell is wrong with kale? Granted, the only way I've ever had it was the main ingredient in good ol' Portuguese Kale soup. If you have a thing against kale, then use collard greens -- they're similar enough not to matter much.

/...in the soup, anyway.
 
2014-01-14 11:40:15 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


You'll pry my broccoli from my cold, dead hands.
 
2014-01-14 11:40:59 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-14 11:41:21 AM  

Mangoose: CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

You only ate McDonalds and frozen chicken fingers as a child, didn't you?

No. Though I ate pretty much Cherrios for a good part of my early life, I'm told.


doublesecretprobation: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

you sound fat.

I do, don't I?

Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine. Let's say, science develops a treatment where you could eat anything you wanted and it wouldn't be unhealthy, etc.  Would you choose to eat kale? Or would you choose to something that actually tasted good?

You can thank my seven-year old for that question.


Sometimes I like eating veggies (raw or cooked).  Sometimes I want steak or bbq.  Sometimes I want something w/ chilies.  Sometimes I was something salty.  Sometimes I like something sweet.  Sometimes I like dairy.  etc.  There are many different types of great food out.  I dig kale, but probably only have it once every other week.
 
2014-01-14 11:41:26 AM  
I've never seen the fascination with kale, in chip form or other forms, but whatever. Like anything, don't consume too much of it, or if you have certain thyroid issues, and you'll survive.
 
2014-01-14 11:43:52 AM  
We eat Kale every night in this house, we like it, but seriously, who the fark cares what I eat? My house, my food, go eat a bag of dicks and see if I care.

/don't care.
//believes in nothing
///nihilist
 
2014-01-14 11:49:41 AM  
Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"
 
2014-01-14 11:50:44 AM  

Far Cough: I do find it sad when grown-ass men and women proudly proclaim they don't like or eat vegetables.


They're not grown, they're childish.
 
2014-01-14 11:51:13 AM  
Wait... so basing your diet on one SuperFood that you think is only good and can't possibly have negative side effects from over-consumption is not smart?

Whodathunk?
 
2014-01-14 11:51:17 AM  

baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"


It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.
 
2014-01-14 11:53:55 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


In addition to most of your "acceptable" list, I am fine with spinach, broccoli and asparagus.  Cauliflower too.  I am one of a very tiny minority of people who dislike mushrooms.  I will eat but not enjoy green beans.
 
2014-01-14 11:55:15 AM  

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


Are you five years old?
 
2014-01-14 11:55:37 AM  
Dammit. The article says NOTHING about taking kale rectally. I guess I'll have to sit on my plan for a while.

I use a smallish dehydrator to make kale chips, carrot chips, beet chips and other niceties like dehydrated onions and mushrooms. I wouldn't give up my kale chips for anything. Tasty little devils. Plus you can scare the hell out a delivery driver with just a smile.
 
2014-01-14 11:55:40 AM  

sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.


Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...
 
2014-01-14 11:56:43 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


What about parsnips?


www.whoisthemonkey.com


WTF is a parsnip?

 
2014-01-14 11:56:52 AM  

baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"


I'll bet you also hate movies because the sequel sucks, and you just HATE a song once it gets overplayed on the radio.

/the problem is you
 
2014-01-14 11:57:42 AM  
Collards > Kale
 
2014-01-14 11:57:55 AM  

CapeFearCadaver: Pocket Ninja: Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.

We are now at war. See you on the battlefield.


I shall do battle by your side, CFC.

We grow beets, turnips, and sweet potatoes in our vegetable garden. Kale, too.

//It's all organic. And, by definition, local.
 
2014-01-14 11:58:50 AM  
As long as we have moved past quinoa I don't care what is trendy now.
 
2014-01-14 11:59:24 AM  

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


Vegetables are what are missing from my diet.  Not when I say diet, I'm not saying I'm dieting.  Just that a lot of veggies are missing in my diet, which may be part of the reason my blood pressure was on the low end of what they're calling pre-hypertension now, and my doctor gave me something called the DASH "Diet."
 
2014-01-14 11:59:24 AM  
"Destroy the beets! Fiiiiiind the baby!"
 
2014-01-14 12:00:12 PM  
1.5 kilograms of kale a day for several months?
 
2014-01-14 12:00:44 PM  

hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...


Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.
 
2014-01-14 12:01:30 PM  
Kale, which I juiced every morning, tops the list

The problem is juicing things I guess.. you have to use a ton of vegetables to get any juice. And you get rid of the fibrous parts in the process.
 
2014-01-14 12:01:57 PM  
Kale is for deviated preverts. I eat only charred steak, and I'm a god damn sexual tyrannosaurus. My bowel movements occur every three days and are black and tarry. Go USA!

Seriously, its not my favorite veggie but, lightly steamed with lemon and butter, it doesn't suck either.
 
2014-01-14 12:02:05 PM  

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


For every vegetable you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.
 
2014-01-14 12:03:28 PM  
Vegetables are great, I love lots of different vegetables. I also love meats. And seafood. Don't get me going on fried chicken. Mmm. In short, I love food because of its diversity. I can go where I'm craving. Sure I crave ice cream. Then i have some and the craving goes away. Then i crave my pan seared broccoli. (yes, this is not only possible, but if you tasted my pan seared broccoli you would crave it too)

Sometimes I crave a good steak on the grill. Other times I want skirt steak on a salad with boston lettuce, grilled onions, blue cheese and sweet and spicy pecans. And a bottle of wine.

One of the greatest gifts my parents gave me was a love of the food rainbow. About the only things that don't interest me are foods that are poorly prepared or made with godawful ingredients. In short, the food my mother in law makes.
 
2014-01-14 12:04:57 PM  
I like kale.

(and most other veg), but I always blanch my veggies, as I think that it loosens up the flavours without killing the crunch factor (and conversely saves the good stuff from getting boiled out),

/during harvest time, instead of chips, I snack on a bowl of crunchy, buttered broccoli, sprinkled with flake-salt
//with a bowl of baby plum tomatoes, it's bliss
 
2014-01-14 12:05:50 PM  

baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"


that's the most hipster thing I've read evar.
 
2014-01-14 12:05:55 PM  
I

The Southern Logic Company: Collards > Kale


That's only because no one has simmer kale in hamhocks for 45 minutes.
 
2014-01-14 12:06:00 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: This is the dawning of the age of A-kale-ious.


/Ha!  The lyrics are stuck in your head now, aren't they?  My work here is done.


Coincidentally it was already stuck in my head after it popped up on shuffle this morning during my drive,  but I'll give you partial credit.
 
2014-01-14 12:07:09 PM  

baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.


stupid is stopping liking sriracha because: popular That's just pathetic, son.
 
2014-01-14 12:09:21 PM  

baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"


forums.watchuseek.com

/DON'T
 
2014-01-14 12:13:01 PM  

uttertosh: baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.

stupid is stopping liking sriracha because: popular That's just pathetic, son.


Hops in beer is the best example I can think of where something good and decent--the hopping of beer--was turned into sheer evil. I'm waiting to find a bottle of ale that resembles a kelp bed due to all the hops flowers in it. I know it's out there. And I will spin my head and puke pea soup when it shows up.

Or maybe higher and higher ABV in ales

/if you like hops, that's great. but I'm pretty sure the entire craft beer industry is headed towards a large backlash
/people been saying that for years...
 
2014-01-14 12:14:20 PM  

uttertosh: I like kale.

(and most other veg), but I always blanch my veggies, as I think that it loosens up the flavours without killing the crunch factor (and conversely saves the good stuff from getting boiled out),

/during harvest time, instead of chips, I snack on a bowl of crunchy, buttered broccoli, sprinkled with flake-salt
//with a bowl of baby plum tomatoes, it's bliss


Once you add the butter and salt, is munching on broccoli much different than a potato, healthwise?
 
2014-01-14 12:14:43 PM  

PunkTiger: What the hell is wrong with kale? Granted, the only way I've ever had it was the main ingredient in good ol' Portuguese Kale soup. If you have a thing against kale, then use collard greens -- they're similar enough not to matter much.

/...in the soup, anyway.


The problem people have with kale has less to do with kale itself and more to do with the fact that there are literally kale evangelists who will not shut the fark up about it.

I think it tastes okay, but I'll admit to having a negative gut reaction to it because every time I see kale, I think of assholes with EAT MORE KALE bumper stickers (and shirts, and wrists bands, and probably farking tattoos for all I know).
 
2014-01-14 12:15:13 PM  
I have brother-in-law who became a "pure food" vegetable-terian years ago.  He's been insufferable in a kitchen or restaurant, ever since.  (He also quit drinking at the same time, which may have compounded the problem.)
 
2014-01-14 12:17:14 PM  
The guy who catered my daughter's Bat Mitzvah makes a kale salad fit for the gods. It's so simple but so tasty.

Cranberry Kale Salad with Almond Slivers
Ingredients
1 bunch kale
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 ½ cup dried cranberries
1 cup sliced toasted almonds
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup olive oil
1 garlic clove chopped very fine
pepper to taste
salt to taste

Method
Wash the kale under running water to remove impurities
Dry the kale by shaking the leaves over a sink
Remove the stems from the kale leaves
Lay the kale leaves one on top of the other and chop them into small pieces
Add the kale to a large bowl
Add the remaining ingredients one at a time and toss together with a pair of tongs
Allow the salad to rest for ½ hour in the refrigerator before serving
 
2014-01-14 12:18:14 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I The Southern Logic Company: Collards > Kale

That's only because no one has simmer kale in hamhocks for 45 minutes.


Who simmers in hamhocks anymore?  Bacon ends and pieces + bourbon + apple cider vinegar, add a little flambé, dump in the collards and mix together.  Done in 15 mins

/who eats raw vegetables anyway?
 
2014-01-14 12:20:35 PM  

Pentaxian: The guy who catered my daughter's Bat Mitzvah makes a kale salad fit for the gods. It's so simple but so tasty.

Cranberry Kale Salad with Almond Slivers
Ingredients
1 bunch kale
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 ½ cup dried cranberries
1 cup sliced toasted almonds
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup olive oil
1 garlic clove chopped very fine
pepper to taste
salt to taste

Method
Wash the kale under running water to remove impurities
Dry the kale by shaking the leaves over a sink
Remove the stems from the kale leaves
Lay the kale leaves one on top of the other and chop them into small pieces
Add the kale to a large bowl
Add the remaining ingredients one at a time and toss together with a pair of tongs
Allow the salad to rest for ½ hour in the refrigerator before serving


That has got to be the most condescending recipe I have ever read.
 
2014-01-14 12:21:44 PM  
wait... are you telling me that consuming an enormous amount of one thing may be unhealthy, even though it is healthy in normal quantities?
 
2014-01-14 12:25:34 PM  
2.bp.blogspot.com

/agrees with headline
//kind of obscure
 
2014-01-14 12:25:46 PM  

Donnchadha: Pentaxian: The guy who catered my daughter's Bat Mitzvah makes a kale salad fit for the gods. It's so simple but so tasty.

Cranberry Kale Salad with Almond Slivers
Ingredients
1 bunch kale
¾ cup grated parmesan cheese
1 ½ cup dried cranberries
1 cup sliced toasted almonds
¼ cup fresh lime juice
¼ cup olive oil
1 garlic clove chopped very fine
pepper to taste
salt to taste

Method
Wash the kale under running water to remove impurities
Dry the kale by shaking the leaves over a sink
Remove the stems from the kale leaves
Lay the kale leaves one on top of the other and chop them into small pieces
Add the kale to a large bowl
Add the remaining ingredients one at a time and toss together with a pair of tongs
Allow the salad to rest for ½ hour in the refrigerator before serving

That has got to be the most condescending recipe I have ever read.


I know.  I made this at home and I felt so disrespected that I spent over an hour yelling at the salad.

I was screaming "who do you think you are, salad?  You think you're better than me, salad?"
 
2014-01-14 12:26:58 PM  
I juice.  I juice kale.  I do it about 3-4 times a week and I'll usually have some manner of greens at least once a day.
I also eat whole grains like barley, quinoa, oats, and rice about once per day.
I eat legumes like chick peas, lentils, mung beans, lima beans, kidney beans a few times a week.
I drink green tea, and probiotics.
I eat lean meats, fish, and poultry in moderation.
I eat fruit and vegetables at every meal.
I use nuts, oils, and dairy as accents and not features of meals.
I never allow myself to be hungry and I do not want.

Then once a week I order an entire goddamn pizza and I eat the shiat out of it while swilling as much beer as humanly possible and watching football.   I follow it up with ice cream and cookies and if I'm really lucky a blowjob from my wife.   Sunday is a good day people.  It helps me cope with the horrific mediocrity of the the other six days.
 
2014-01-14 12:28:31 PM  

IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE THERE IS ONLY KALE


static3.wikia.nocookie.net

 
2014-01-14 12:29:52 PM  

hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...


Kale is over!

3.bp.blogspot.com


/But seriously; two cups of greens, almond milk, some dates, frozen berries and half a banana.
 
2014-01-14 12:31:44 PM  

Prevailing Wind: I juice.  I juice kale.  I do it about 3-4 times a week and I'll usually have some manner of greens at least once a day.
I also eat whole grains like barley, quinoa, oats, and rice about once per day.
I eat legumes like chick peas, lentils, mung beans, lima beans, kidney beans a few times a week.
I drink green tea, and probiotics.
I eat lean meats, fish, and poultry in moderation.
I eat fruit and vegetables at every meal.
I use nuts, oils, and dairy as accents and not features of meals.
I never allow myself to be hungry and I do not want.

Then once a week I order an entire goddamn pizza and I eat the shiat out of it while swilling as much beer as humanly possible and watching football.   I follow it up with ice cream and cookies and if I'm really lucky a blowjob from my wife.   Sunday is a good day people.  It helps me cope with the horrific mediocrity of the the other six days.


www.lynnkindlercoaching.com
 
2014-01-14 12:31:54 PM  

TheShavingofOccam123: Hops in beer is the best example I can think of where something good and decent--the hopping of beer--was turned into sheer evil. I'm waiting to find a bottle of ale that resembles a kelp bed due to all the hops flowers in it. I know it's out there. And I will spin my head and puke pea soup when it shows up.

Or maybe higher and higher ABV in ales

/if you like hops, that's great. but I'm pretty sure the entire craft beer industry is headed towards a large backlash
/people been saying that for years...


I agree that they've gotten out of control with the hopping. A much, much dumber trend is brewing beer and adding weird shiat like moon dust or whale or whatever the fark. That just plain stupid.
 
2014-01-14 12:31:59 PM  

uttertosh: baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.

stupid is stopping liking sriracha because: popular That's just pathetic, son.


You know I'm right.
 
2014-01-14 12:32:49 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I know. I made this at home and I felt so disrespected that I spent over an hour yelling at the salad.

I was screaming "who do you think you are, salad? You think you're better than me, salad?"


Exactly. Salads are usually hilarious and awesome to be around:

i.imgur.com
 
2014-01-14 12:34:01 PM  
Thanks for posting subby. I'll be adding a brazil nut to my weekday breakfast smoothie (strawberries+muesli+milk+protein powder+kale cubes+dates).

Luckily I don't have it EVERY day, just during weekdays. Weekends are the property of french toast and sausage gravy.
 
2014-01-14 12:35:15 PM  

stampylives: wait... are you telling me that consuming an enormous amount of one thing may be unhealthy, even though it is healthy in normal quantities?


I always say humans evolved to eat all sorts of shait, not one kind of shait.
 
2014-01-14 12:36:01 PM  
I find it weird that kale is expensive. I associate it with the cheap veggie shiat my elementary school and preschool dolloped out.
 
2014-01-14 12:36:45 PM  
This is the proper way to eat kale that my family has been eating since before I was born and way before kale became the "it" vegetable.

www.kohlpinkel.de
 
2014-01-14 12:36:49 PM  

Pocket Ninja: mushrooms


Not a vegetable.
 
2014-01-14 12:38:03 PM  

uttertosh: baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.

stupid is stopping liking sriracha because: popular That's just pathetic, son.


I like Sriracha but I always have time to point out that we've passed Peak Sriracha and the trend needs to stop. Like bacon flavored everything, it's an internet meme that is played out.
 
2014-01-14 12:38:25 PM  
"Crazy momma, where ya been so long"I love Cale.
 
2014-01-14 12:38:59 PM  
Hey watch this, I'm just about to convert all of you like Mohammed at the Mountain of freakin Hira:

1 - Chop up a bunch of kale
2 - Fry three slices of chopped bacon until crisp
3 - Sautee that goddamn kale in the bacon

media.tumblr.com
 
2014-01-14 12:39:23 PM  

Fano: uttertosh: baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.

stupid is stopping liking sriracha because: popular That's just pathetic, son.

I like Sriracha but I always have time to point out that we've passed Peak Sriracha and the trend needs to stop. Like bacon flavored everything, it's an internet meme that is played out.


Trend or not, it tastes good and will continue to be my go-to for lots of dishes.
 
2014-01-14 12:41:30 PM  

baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.


Prosciutto is not stupid. You're stupid.
 
2014-01-14 12:42:00 PM  

uttertosh: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

that's the most hipster thing I've read evar.


I'm convinced that the people who complain about not being able to enjoy the foods that other people are talking about feel compelled to eat said food every time they see it mentioned.
 
2014-01-14 12:42:31 PM  

Pentaxian: The guy who catered my daughter's Bat Mitzvah makes a kale salad fit for the gods. It's so simple but so tasty.


I'm gonna make that.
 
2014-01-14 12:42:38 PM  

CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine.

Your taste buds are weird. Just... really farking weird.


Nah. Humans are wired to find things like fats, salts, and sugars more rewarding -- all the stuff that veggies tend to be lacking in. I don't doubt some people genuinely get off on veggies, in and of themselves. (Though in my experience, there's usually some sort of philosophical component at work.)

But, for the other 95% of the human race, it's about the preparation. And the preparation almost always involves adding some sort of fat, salt, or sugar.
 
2014-01-14 12:42:47 PM  

sweetmelissa31: Kale, which I juiced every morning, tops the list

The problem is juicing things I guess.. you have to use a ton of vegetables to get any juice. And you get rid of the fibrous parts in the process.



Are they REALLY juicing kale?!  Or are they throwing a cup of water into a vitamix (or some other multi-hp cellular eviscerator), adding some protein powder, kale and frozen strawberries and making a green smoothie?  I'm gonna assume they're using imprecise language.

I can't imagine actually juicing kale.

/I can imagine juicing watermelons, because it's a great way of dealing with the seeds, should you be stuck with 3 seeded watermelons
//Looking at you, CSA share!
 
2014-01-14 12:46:24 PM  

sweetmelissa31: The problem is juicing things I guess.. you have to use a ton of vegetables to get any juice. And you get rid of the fibrous parts in the process.


I don't understand juicing because of that - why discard the solids?

My morning smoothie from the blender:
Some kind of fruit or vegetable juice
Yogurt
Banana
Kale
Blueberries
Plus whatever carrots or beats or spinach or whatever I feel like throwing in

Takes less than 1 minute to prepare.
 
2014-01-14 12:47:58 PM  

Pocket Ninja: okra


www.simplyrecipes.com

Food of the Gods, baby.
 
2014-01-14 12:47:59 PM  
I buy a giant bag of kale every few weeks, it's the only size they sell locally.  I almost always open the bag, I eat a few servings once in a while. So, basically, I end up putting most of it in the compost pile, it will make excellent compost for the tasty vegetables I'll grow later.  I don't dislike it, but I don't like it either.
 
2014-01-14 12:48:16 PM  

satanorsanta: This is the proper way to eat kale that my family has been eating since before I was born and way before kale became the "it" vegetable.

[www.kohlpinkel.de image 416x292]


YES!
 
2014-01-14 12:50:15 PM  

baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"


I'm kinda off bacon, if you can believe it.  Didn't even know it was possible.
 
2014-01-14 12:54:22 PM  
We'll I'm safe.  Kale sucks.
 
2014-01-14 12:54:56 PM  

scubamage: Thanks for posting subby. I'll be adding a brazil nut to my weekday breakfast smoothie (strawberries+muesli+milk+protein powder+kale cubes+dates).

Luckily I don't have it EVERY day, just during weekdays. Weekends are the property of french toast and sausage gravy.


You ever tried to open one of those farkers?   I only add a brazil nut on the weekend, when I have time.
 
2014-01-14 12:55:09 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: I'm convinced that the people who complain about not being able to enjoy the foods that other people are talking about feel compelled to eat said food every time they see it mentioned.


Mmm mmmmm.....that was the best kale, ham and sriracha sandwich....... wait, what?
 
2014-01-14 12:57:30 PM  

baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.


...and then there's the folks who consider other folks' choices ruining their own. The common factor isn't "foodies" it's your own smug sense of smugness...

Mind you, I'm a chef, so I am fully aware of folks hopping on a bandwagon, and running it down to ground, but in the end, you have to do your own thing, and hope that the public is with you. You forge ahead, you do your own food to the best of your ability, and you look to set trends as opposed to following them. That means being aware of what's going on in the industry, but to avoid others' pitfalls.

"Foodies" haven't ruined anything. They've springboarded some mediocre chefs to a spotlight, and in fairness, the industry has mined folks fairly well, and used them poorly, but they're not the problem. The industry itself has issues, and part of that has to do with distributors, part of that has to do with the suppliers, part of that has to do with the competition, and part of that has to do with the embrasure of the idiocy that has turned the Food Network into a casting call for chefs more interested in fame and their own brand, than the food that they produce. "Foodies" aren't to blame, but for damn sure you can level some of that acid towards marketing folks, and suits who promulgate this idea that the industry is about star chefs, as opposed to the team effort of talented folks with a passion. It has elevated a business model over the art, and while restaurants should have folks with some business acumen at the head, in the end, restaurants are a melding of business and art, which are not always good bed partners.

Trends be damned. Trends are what folks follow. You can follow, or you can blaze your own trails. Let everyone else catch up, and make some cash in the meantime.
 
2014-01-14 01:00:33 PM  
Unpasteurized sauerkraut is where it's at!
 
2014-01-14 01:01:16 PM  
I think there are two real issues here:

1) The vilification of iodized salt mean that most of us are not getting enough dietary iodine to help out thyroid do their job.

2) The encomiums for raw food overlook the fact that some food really should be cooked for optimal digestion.

The article even says that cooked kale is not an issue the way raw kale is. And kale holds up beautifully in soups, quiches, and tarts. It works a lot better than spinach or other greens which melt into a fabric-like mushiness.
 
2014-01-14 01:01:25 PM  

Bumblefark: Nah. Humans are wired to find things like fats, salts, and sugars more rewarding -- all the stuff that veggies tend to be lacking in. I don't doubt some people genuinely get off on veggies, in and of themselves. (Though in my experience, there's usually some sort of philosophical component at work.)

But, for the other 95% of the human race, it's about the preparation. And the preparation almost always involves adding some sort of fat, salt, or sugar.


About once a week I crave a monster salad with a little oil & vinegar (there's your fat). Baby spinach with tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, peppers, olives, scallions, peppers, cucumbers, finely sliced celery, brocolli, and cauliflower. Toss it in a small tub and give me a damn fork.

/craving wings n beer for dinner
 
2014-01-14 01:01:25 PM  

sigdiamond2000: Prevailing Wind: I juice.  I juice kale.  I do it about 3-4 times a week and I'll usually have some manner of greens at least once a day.
I also eat whole grains like barley, quinoa, oats, and rice about once per day.
I eat legumes like chick peas, lentils, mung beans, lima beans, kidney beans a few times a week.
I drink green tea, and probiotics.
I eat lean meats, fish, and poultry in moderation.
I eat fruit and vegetables at every meal.
I use nuts, oils, and dairy as accents and not features of meals.
I never allow myself to be hungry and I do not want.

Then once a week I order an entire goddamn pizza and I eat the shiat out of it while swilling as much beer as humanly possible and watching football.   I follow it up with ice cream and cookies and if I'm really lucky a blowjob from my wife.   Sunday is a good day people.  It helps me cope with the horrific mediocrity of the the other six days.

[www.lynnkindlercoaching.com image 640x480]


I like your style too.  Got a whole cowboy thing going.
 
2014-01-14 01:05:48 PM  

Ker_Thwap: I buy a giant bag of kale every few weeks, it's the only size they sell locally.  I almost always open the bag, I eat a few servings once in a while. So, basically, I end up putting most of it in the compost pile, it will make excellent compost for the tasty vegetables I'll grow later.  I don't dislike it, but I don't like it either.


If you want to use it for smoothies, you can save cash by making kale cubes. Put a cup of water in your blender, and turn the motor on liquify. Then start adding the kale one leaf at a time. It'll make a thick green liquid.

Once you're done with all of the kale, pour it into ice cube trays and freeze. Once it's frozen, store them in a freezer bag.


Also, if you're throwing it out because it's starting to wilt, you can always turn it into kale chips with some olive oil and sea salt.
 
2014-01-14 01:08:10 PM  

Huggermugger: Unpasteurized sauerkraut is where it's at!


My crock downstairs agrees with this wholeheartedly.
 
2014-01-14 01:09:26 PM  

baconbeard: You know I'm right.


*SMH*

Sorry, I'm not understanding *shrug* not at all. You lapped it up like good little hipster you are, to the point that you've grown, what, a distaste for these (otherwise beloved) foodstuffs, because you have toy-sharing issues stemming back to, probably, infancy, where it was left untreated, undiagnosed, and thus nurtured into adulthood, now manifest in your current predicament. Your loss and seperation anxiety alone are powering a good chunk of your current depressive cycle, why not grab it as a chance to be social with others, break the phobia. Like what everyone else likes, not because everyone else likes it. Like it because it is Good, and you like good things. Try asking how her day was, it's always a good start.
 
2014-01-14 01:13:31 PM  

uttertosh: baconbeard: You know I'm right.

*SMH*

Sorry, I'm not understanding *shrug* not at all. You lapped it up like good little hipster you are, to the point that you've grown, what, a distaste for these (otherwise beloved) foodstuffs, because you have toy-sharing issues stemming back to, probably, infancy, where it was left untreated, undiagnosed, and thus nurtured into adulthood, now manifest in your current predicament. Your loss and seperation anxiety alone are powering a good chunk of your current depressive cycle, why not grab it as a chance to be social with others, break the phobia. Like what everyone else likes, not because everyone else likes it. Like it because it is Good, and you like good things. Try asking how her day was, it's always a good start.


Oh, I still eat them, I just hate constantly hearing about how great they are. And get out of my head.
 
2014-01-14 01:19:11 PM  
"Really, Michael? Kale? KALE?! I think I'm beyond being saved by the magical properties of KALE!" - Trevor Phillips, CEO of TPI

/or something like that
//couldn't find the exact quote
 
2014-01-14 01:20:25 PM  
What's the Kale's stats when fighting zombies? That's my big question. My other plants can hold their own against the zombies.


/Never heard of Kale in my life
 
2014-01-14 01:20:28 PM  
Um, what? I guess I missed the memo. I thought kale was just a side garnish to make other food look pretty at a restaurant. I've heard it tastes bitter, so I never tried it.

I'm so disconnected from the mainstream (news, Hollywood, etc.) that I am surprised by what can be considered healthy
"food" these days.

/ I do like other veggies, tho
// but mostly carbs really
/// and mushrooms are a fungus.....like mold, yuck!
 
2014-01-14 01:24:09 PM  

Huggermugger: Unpasteurized sauerkraut is where it's at!


While I agree with you from a flavor perspective, you might want to leave the state the first time I have some after a layoff.

Something about the balance of gut bacteria, I guess.
 
2014-01-14 01:26:53 PM  

The Southern Logic Company: /who eats raw vegetables anyway?


I do.  I hate cooked vegetables.  To me, raw carrots, broccoli, kale, spinach, etc... taste so much better.

baconbeard: uttertosh: baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.

stupid is stopping liking sriracha because: popular That's just pathetic, son.

You know I'm right.


No, you're ridiculous.  And your Fark handle shows that you were a part of the exact foodie wave you so despise.

Damn, it would be annoying as hell to have to check if a food is on some goddamned approved list before eating it.  If you like the taste of it and can safely eat it, eat it.  If not, don't.  That should really be all it comes down to.
 
2014-01-14 01:35:40 PM  

sigdiamond2000: syrynxx: I dunno, I hopped on the "Vitamix-loving, green-smoothie worshipping, kale bandwagoner" last fall and have no regrets and have dropped 25#.  Much healthier than canned or processed sodium-laden crap.  I just don't eat a kilogram and a half of bok choy every day.  That's crazy.

But you don't understand. A mommyblogger was diagnosed with hypothyroidism. Paradigms have been destroyed. Everything you thought you knew about everything is wrong. We must adopt a new world view and devise an entirely new set of protocols on a go-forward basis.


mebbe she gave it to herself!

/loves kale

sweetmelissa31: Kale, which I juiced every morning, tops the list

The problem is juicing things I guess.. you have to use a ton of vegetables to get any juice. And you get rid of the fibrous parts in the process.


See, overindulgance is bad.
 
2014-01-14 01:42:26 PM  

FLMountainMan: No, you're ridiculous. And your Fark handle shows that you were a part of the exact foodie wave you so despise.


But a bacon beard is not a fad.

It's a way of life.
 
2014-01-14 01:44:06 PM  

DeaH: The vilification of iodized salt mean that most of us are not getting enough dietary iodine to help out thyroid do their job.


I cringe when I hear people say, "It uses sea salt, so it's healthier!"

/ I used to ask "Why is that healthier?"
// But I gave up, people are gullible morons
 
2014-01-14 01:49:25 PM  
DeaH:

The article even says that cooked kale is not an issue the way raw kale is. And kale holds up beautifully in soups, quiches, and tarts. It works a lot better than spinach or other greens which melt into a fabric-like mushiness.

For sure! I've been on a vegetarian diet for 2 months (health experiment) and I find in soups it adds a nice heartiness and compliment to any bean or lentil type soup. I found a fantastic recipe for a red lentil & smoked paprika soup with kale that makes you want to go back for 3rds. Without the kale the soup would be ok, with it the soup is unreal!
 
2014-01-14 02:26:46 PM  

DeaH: 2) The encomiums for raw food overlook the fact that some food really should be cooked for optimal digestion.


whatever, you can have my raw taro plant when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!

/or when you dislodge it from my lacerated throat. Whichever comes first.
 
2014-01-14 02:34:23 PM  
 
They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

For every vegetable you don't eat, I'm going to eat three.



Hurray!  I've been waiting a long time to see the table turned on Fark's resident carnibigots who think that's funny every damn time.


baconbeard: hubiestubert: sigdiamond2000: baconbeard: Things I used to enjoy but now hate with a passion:

1. Prosciutto
2. Sriracha
3. Kale

/screw you, "foodies"

It makes sense to let people you hate completely inform your life choices.

Truly it is tragic when hipsters have to deal with the mainstream taking their stuff...

Of come on. Do you not agree that the three examples above have been done to death ad nauseam? There's "popular", and then there's stupid.

stupid is stopping liking sriracha because: popular That's just pathetic, son.


Yeah, this.  If you're tired of something, stop eating it, but don't go blaming other people because they like it too, particularly when they're the ones who introduced you to it.  Sriracha is great stuff, and I was quite late to that trend.  I'm glad I tried it, and it was based on seeing the name all over the place.


CapeFearCadaver: Mangoose: Sorry but most vegetables just don't taste that good in the grande scheme of cuisine.

Your taste buds are weird. Just... really farking weird.

Nah. Humans are wired to find things like fats, salts, and sugars more rewarding -- all the stuff that veggies tend to be lacking in. I don't doubt some people genuinely get off on veggies, in and of themselves. (Though in my experience, there's usually some sort of philosophical component at work.)

But, for the other 95% of the human race, it's about the preparation. And the preparation almost always involves adding some sort of fat, salt, or sugar.



What, and that doesn't apply to "non-vegetables"?  It's darn sure 'about the preparation' with everything!  Try eating your chicken or steak raw and without ANY salt or other seasoning.  Try doing the same with pasta or even eggs.  Maybe the only thing that doesn't take "preparation" is milk, and your friendly neighborhood momma cow has done an awful lot of work to prepare that.
 
2014-01-14 02:58:48 PM  

sigdiamond2000: "Kale will kill you and everyone you care about."

--Jennifer Berman, writer and sign language interpreter living in New York City.

"A regular person [with no thyroid issues] who eats several servings of cruciferous vegetables a week should not have problems."

--Teresa Fung, Sc.D., M.S.. adjunct professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor at Simmons College in Boston


I have thyroid issues. I hate cruciferous veggies. I am now a happy person.

/Seriously, those things are not real veggies, they are little balls of green bitter.
//Real veggies taste  good.
 
2014-01-14 03:04:05 PM  

Mr.Poops: DeaH:

The article even says that cooked kale is not an issue the way raw kale is. And kale holds up beautifully in soups, quiches, and tarts. It works a lot better than spinach or other greens which melt into a fabric-like mushiness.

For sure! I've been on a vegetarian diet for 2 months (health experiment) and I find in soups it adds a nice heartiness and compliment to any bean or lentil type soup. I found a fantastic recipe for a red lentil & smoked paprika soup with kale that makes you want to go back for 3rds. Without the kale the soup would be ok, with it the soup is unreal!


If you are ovo-lacto, it's great in a ricotta tart. It adds a sourness that really complements the ricotta and Parmesan.
 
2014-01-14 03:07:54 PM  

jaytkay: DeaH: The vilification of iodized salt mean that most of us are not getting enough dietary iodine to help out thyroid do their job.

I cringe when I hear people say, "It uses sea salt, so it's healthier!"

/ I used to ask "Why is that healthier?"
// But I gave up, people are gullible morons


I think it has more to do with taste than health. It's true that there can be a difference in taste when you use sea salt. Heck, there's a difference between different types of sea salt, even. But people need to get iodine somehow.
 
2014-01-14 03:21:22 PM  

mekkab: DeaH: 2) The encomiums for raw food overlook the fact that some food really should be cooked for optimal digestion.

whatever, you can have my raw taro plant when you pry it from my cold, dead hands!

/or when you dislodge it from my lacerated throat. Whichever comes first.


I know you're kidding, but I can believe there are raw food aficionados out there blaming their kidney stones on fluoridated water rather than the fact they eat raw taro.
 
2014-01-14 03:35:53 PM  
Juicing isn't a bad way to get a quick hit of nutrition, but "Juicers" have their own set of problems, the least of which is not actually getting all the nutrients you get out of *ACTUALLY CHEWING YOUR FOOD*

Pertaining to kale... The wife and I eat a lot of it, as it is the most nutrient-dense veggie you can get for the relatively cheap price. Plus, sauteed and fresh minced garlic and sea salt = yummers

She's been battling some thyroid/adrenal issues (previously diagnosed as simple 'burnout' -- fit girl in her late twenties just burning the candle at both ends with work and exercise) But this is certainly news that may bring us to research this a little bit further.
 
2014-01-14 03:35:58 PM  
Kale Chips...Olive oil, sea salt, big hunks of kale roasted for 10 minutes.

So good my 12 year old will eat it.
 
2014-01-14 03:40:54 PM  

DeaH: jaytkay: DeaH: The vilification of iodized salt mean that most of us are not getting enough dietary iodine to help out thyroid do their job.

I cringe when I hear people say, "It uses sea salt, so it's healthier!"

/ I used to ask "Why is that healthier?"
// But I gave up, people are gullible morons

I think it has more to do with taste than health. It's true that there can be a difference in taste when you use sea salt. Heck, there's a difference between different types of sea salt, even. But people need to get iodine somehow.


I was lucky to get a "tiny" shopping spree at a food co-op in Philly. Everyone else got munchies, whereas I hit up their spice rack. I have himalayan sea salt, hawaiian black sea salt, and Molokai red sea salt. If you taste them one after the other, there is very much a difference in taste. Himalayan has a light floral lavender sort of taste. The Hawaiian has an earthy taste. The Red is similar to the Hawaiian but has a certain savory quality to it that's hard to describe, and a bit cleaner taste. The black is my favorite, though I usually mix all 3 in a mill.

They definitely all taste different from normal kosher salt too.

Anyways, the point is, sea salt definitely tastes different from normal table salt.
 
2014-01-14 03:51:40 PM  

scubamage: DeaH: jaytkay: DeaH: The vilification of iodized salt mean that most of us are not getting enough dietary iodine to help out thyroid do their job.

I cringe when I hear people say, "It uses sea salt, so it's healthier!"

/ I used to ask "Why is that healthier?"
// But I gave up, people are gullible morons

I think it has more to do with taste than health. It's true that there can be a difference in taste when you use sea salt. Heck, there's a difference between different types of sea salt, even. But people need to get iodine somehow.

I was lucky to get a "tiny" shopping spree at a food co-op in Philly. Everyone else got munchies, whereas I hit up their spice rack. I have himalayan sea salt, hawaiian black sea salt, and Molokai red sea salt. If you taste them one after the other, there is very much a difference in taste. Himalayan has a light floral lavender sort of taste. The Hawaiian has an earthy taste. The Red is similar to the Hawaiian but has a certain savory quality to it that's hard to describe, and a bit cleaner taste. The black is my favorite, though I usually mix all 3 in a mill.

They definitely all taste different from normal kosher salt too.

Anyways, the point is, sea salt definitely tastes different from normal table salt.


Himalayan is the most mineral-rich, as I understand it.

/also makes the best mineral water when used on RO filtered water
 
2014-01-14 03:56:47 PM  

DeaH: I think it has more to do with taste than health. It's true that there can be a difference in taste when you use sea salt.


Sea salt does taste different/better than iodized salt. I use sea salt and kosher salt when taste is important. But lots of people avoid iodized salt because of "chemicals". I've had conversations like this...

Them: "Oh, I eat healthy so I only use sea salt."

Me: " Yeah, you want to avoid chemicals in your salt like sodium."

Them: " Exactly!"
 
2014-01-14 04:01:56 PM  
This thread says more about the state of parenting in America over the last 40 years than it does about the type of food people like.
 
2014-01-14 04:21:11 PM  

scubamage: Everyone else got munchies, whereas I hit up their spice rack.


ohhhhh good call!

/$$$$$
 
2014-01-14 04:22:13 PM  

jaytkay: DeaH: I think it has more to do with taste than health. It's true that there can be a difference in taste when you use sea salt.

Sea salt does taste different/better than iodized salt. I use sea salt and kosher salt when taste is important. But lots of people avoid iodized salt because of "chemicals". I've had conversations like this...

Them: "Oh, I eat healthy so I only use sea salt."

Me: " Yeah, you want to avoid chemicals in your salt like sodium

yellow prussiate of soda."

Them: " Exactly!"


But a nice logic trick to play on the people who really don't know what they're talking about.
 
2014-01-14 04:49:01 PM  

hubiestubert: Food choices are set early. They can be reset, because humans are good at upending their diets when conditions change, and that's not a bad thing, but likewise, we're hardwired to look at the food of our youth as the "normal" conditions as well. We are just savanna walking apes after all that occasionally stopped by water sources and often found easy calories there, while we watched out for killer reptiles, cats, and snakes. We long for the normality of our youth, because that was set down for us as being the conditions that we should look for. Of course, if the conditions of our youth were particularly bad--famine, poverty, or wartime conditions of rationing, we can associate the foods of those times as being really bad too. The brain is really good at making associations. We don't have to be slaves to that conditioning though.


God, don't I know it.  I LOVE kale, winter vegetables simply roasted, avocados, a good salad... and all of those things I have to consciously plan to eat.  They do not spring to mind immediately for me when I'm hungry, because in my childhood the norm was meat (the largest thing on the plate), with potatoes or noodles (rice was not allowed in our house, better not to ask) and maybe limp overcooked-from-a-frozen-brick vegetables, with Parkay on them.  Every day for supper.  Without fail.  I got Carnation Instant Breakfast most mornings, standardized school cafeteria food at lunch.  I never saw an avocado until I went to college.  Kale was "Yankee food".  Collards were only for black people.  Turnip greens were cooked all day, with large amounts of salted pork fat - and because they took so long, they were special.

Every day, I have to consciously challenge those habits.  Eat something worthwhile for breakfast.  Take something worthwhile for lunch.  Plan dinners that don't revolve around a huge portion of meat.  And for Cthulhu's sake, avocados aren't exotic, exclusive Foods of the Gods, you can eat them instead of saving them for a special occasion.

Honestly, it's a real pain.
 
2014-01-14 04:59:04 PM  
Anybody else realize after leaving home that most vegetables you didn't like really aren't that bad if they aren't boiled to death prior to eating them?
 
2014-01-14 05:15:52 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Hey watch this, I'm just about to convert all of you like Mohammed at the Mountain of freakin Hira:

1 - Chop up a bunch of kale
2 - Fry three slices of chopped bacon until crisp
3 - Sautee that goddamn kale in the bacon


This also works for spinach and unraveled Brussel sprout s.
 
2014-01-14 05:25:55 PM  

Mr.Poops: DeaH:

The article even says that cooked kale is not an issue the way raw kale is. And kale holds up beautifully in soups, quiches, and tarts. It works a lot better than spinach or other greens which melt into a fabric-like mushiness.

For sure! I've been on a vegetarian diet for 2 months (health experiment) and I find in soups it adds a nice heartiness and compliment to any bean or lentil type soup. I found a fantastic recipe for a red lentil & smoked paprika soup with kale that makes you want to go back for 3rds. Without the kale the soup would be ok, with it the soup is unreal!


Please share. I love red lentis and paprika.
 
2014-01-14 05:40:16 PM  
I just clicked on this article after checking the comments from our "What buildings used to be Pizza Huts" discussion from this morning and it occurred to me that Fark might not be the best audience for an article about kale.
 
2014-01-14 05:44:51 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [img.photobucket.com image 288x360]

Will probably spend the rest of the week obsessing on this article.


At least hand sanitizer is still safe.
 
2014-01-14 08:38:15 PM  

costermonger: Anybody else realize after leaving home that most vegetables you didn't like really aren't that bad if they aren't boiled to death prior to eating them?


THIS.

Brussells sprouts for example. Roast those motherfarkers!
 
2014-01-14 09:19:34 PM  

Hickory-smoked: Hey watch this, I'm just about to convert all of you like Mohammed at the Mountain of freakin Hira:

1 - Chop up a bunch of kale
2 - Fry three slices of chopped bacon until crisp
3 - Sautee that goddamn kale in the bacon

[media.tumblr.com image 500x333]


I do this about once a week, I also add some chopped onion and garlic cloves, 1/2 cup of chicken stock, and a splash of red wine.
 
2014-01-14 09:49:27 PM  

Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.


When you think everyone else is weird and you're the odd man out... Maybe you should take a look at yourself.
 
2014-01-15 12:56:33 AM  
Methinks someone at WBUR saw this satire piece from last year... and didn't realize it was satire:

http://huntgatherlove.com/content/just-kale-me-how-your-kale-habit-s lo wly-destroying-your-health-and-world
 
2014-01-15 11:15:20 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Acceptable vegetables include peas, carrots, corn, lima beans, green beans, and most components of a typical garden salad, including cucumbers, radishes, and the various styles of lettuce.

Unacceptable vegetables include spinach, okra, artichokes, broccoli, asparagus, and mushrooms.

Beets, turnips, and yams are generally considered an act of war.


Somebody call Ken Burns. We're fill Civil War in here.

/I find your lack of sprouts (brussel and other) disturbing.
 
2014-01-15 02:15:20 PM  

Rustblade: Mangoose: People who like vegetables are weird.

They're not bad people, per se. Just....really farking weird.

When you think everyone else is weird and you're the odd man out... Maybe you should take a look at yourself.



What weird people who like (or are) vegetables may look like:

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