The Magical World of Gluten-Free, Vegan Kale Recipes is huge!!! Kale is pretty great. I love it. I’m msharing my favourite kale recipes. Kale is super nutritious, tastes great raw in salads, cooks quickly and goes in almost any dish. An adaptable and delicious leafy green vegetable I almost always have in the fridge.
What is Kale???
Kale is a brassica and part of the cabbage family. Kale is produced in the UK almost all year round – with most being produced between June and March. The late autumn and early winter months are when it is at its most plentiful.
Kale has attractive curly leaves that are deep green in colour and are where nearly all the nutrients are found.
Kale is an excellent source of vitamins K, A and C, as well as containing useful amounts of manganese, copper and phytochemicals.
One 80 gram portion of cooked kale contains 120 milligrams of calcium.
Kale is an excellent source of folate with 69 micrograms in every 80 grams of cooked curly kale.
One 80 gram portion of kale contains approximately 19 kilo-calories and 2.2 grams of fibre.
Kale is rich in lutein – an anti-oxidant which helps keep the eyes healthy. Kale contains 76 milligrams of lutein per kilogram, compared to broccoli which has 17milligrams.
One 80 gram portion of cooked kale contains 448 micrograms of Vitamin A which plays a supporting role in maintaining normal skin and vision, and helps the immune system to function normally.
Gram for gram kale contains 17 times more vitamin C than carrots. 80 grams of cooked kale contains 57 micrograms of vitamin C.
Raw kale is an excellent source of vitamin K containing 704.8 micrograms per 100 grams. Vitamin K plays a role in normal blood clotting and plays a role in maintaining normal bones.
If there is one thing that bugs the hell out of me it is that it is almost impossible to find kale in supermarkets that has not been pre-prepared. E.g. chopped up into crappy little bits that have lots of stalk on them. I hate this, now common, practice. If I can buy unprocessed kale I do.
My Favourite Gluten-Free, Vegan Kale Recipes
I’ve listed three of my favourite Gluten-Free, Vegan Kale Recipes. Kale is super versatile and will go with almost any cuisine and style of cooking from raw foods to Oriental stir fries.
All totally Gluten-Free | Vegan | Allergy-Friendly | Seasonal …and… onion-free, garlic-free and coconut-free.
Black Bean and Kale Enchiladas
Black Bean and Kale Enchiladas are superb for supper when you want a warming, hearty dish. Perfect with salad and Guacamole!!!
Chick Peas and Kale in Tamarind Tomato Sauce
Chick Peas and Kale in Tamarind Tomato Sauce is the perfect Friday night curry!!! This curry is a great platform for kale which gives a great taste and texture to this dish, complimenting the slightly sour tamarind beautifully.
Beetroot and Millet Mega-Salad
Beetroot and Millet Mega-Salad is a great use of raw kale.The stong flavour and texture of raw kale works so well with the millet and the beetroot.
What are Your Favourite Gluten-Free, Vegan Kale Recipe Ideas?
There are lots and lots and lots of great Gluten-Free, Vegan Kale Recipe Ideas out there – this is just a tiny selection of ideas. There are lots more…
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