All Hail–It’s Kale! Crazy for Kale Ebook and Ten Kale Recipes

After my post on Wild About Greens the other day (and don’t forget to enter the giveaway here!), I thought I’d extend the Greens Love one more day. So today’s post is all about my very favorite leafy green in the bunch. . . KALE!

As you may remember, I’ve aimed to consume more greens each day ever since my osteopenia diagnosis way back in 2008. And it made a huge difference–just check out my progress report, here.

I was besotted with kale from the first taste back in nutrition school in 2003.  Raw, cooked, shredded, rolled, blended into a green smoothie. . . it’s all good!

Kale REcipes on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

[Kale salad, anyone? Clockwise from large photo: Kale Salad, Fully Loaded; Uber Healthy Kale and Seaweed Salad; Crazy Simple Kale Salad; another variation of Kale Salad, Fully Loaded.]

That’s why I’m so delighted to take part in this launch party for the new ebook, Crazy for Kale, which I received last week. (Note: I was not compensated for this review and I am not an affiliate. I was not asked to write something positive about the ebook; the opinions here are all my own.).


While I slowly make my way back to the kitchen after the recent book marathon, I’ve been relying a lot on my old standards for most meals.  I’m thrilled that now I’ll have so much  inspiration for as many kale recipes as I desire!

Hallie Klecker, who blogs at Daily Bites, has created an entire ebook filled with kale recipes, all for $5.99. Hallie is the amazingly prolific nutritionist and chef who previously wowed us with The Pure Kitchen, Super Healthy Cookies and (as co-author with Alisa Fleming) Dairy-Free and Gluten-Free: A Whole Food Starter Guide and Cookbook.

The book contains 40 recipes, all of which are gluten- and dairy-free, 31 of which are vegan or contain vegan options. I was delighted to find so many recipes that I could make and enjoy! From smoothies and juices to salads (of course) to side dishes to main courses to snacks and (yes!) sweet treats, there’s literally something for everyone.

Here’s just a sampling of the recipes I can’t wait to try:

  • Green Breakfast Chiller (smoothie)
  • Clean and Green Juice
  • Tropical Asian Fusion Salad
  • Kale Salad with Goji Berries and Maple Roasted Almonds (I will omit the maple!)
  • Garden Pasta Toss with Creamy Horseradish Dressing
  • Kale in Almond Cream Sauce
  • Sweet Potato and Kale Balls
  • Avocado Kale Slaw
  • Mighty Minestrone Soup
  • Lemon Sesame Kale Chips
  • Lean and Green Lemonade

I could go on. . . if you love kale like I do, you’ll want to run into the kitchen and start prepping that kale! (and yes, the ebook also includes a section on different types of kale, how to prep and how to store them).

If you’ve been craving more kale inspiration and ideas, Crazy For Kale is a great investment.  Congrats to Hallie on creating yet another winner with this ebook. For more information or to purchase, go here.

And in case that’s still not enough kale for you, here are a few more kale recipes on this blog:

Kale recipes on Diet, Dessert and Dogs

[Clockwise from large photo: Kale Salad, Fully Loaded; Super Easy Tofu Scramble with Pumpkin and Kale; Festive Detox Cocktail; Kale and Quinoa Salad with Blueberries and Blueberry Vinaigrette; Cara’s Caramelized Onion and Butternut Pizza with Kale; and Apple Pie Smoothie.]

Last Year at this Time: Spicy Sunflower Nori Crackers–Grain Free (gluten free; ACD  All Stages)

Two Years Ago: Twice-Baked Potatoes with “Sour Cream” and Herbs (gluten free; ACD Stages 2 and beyond)

Three Years Ago: Festive Recipes for Easter

Four Years Ago: Dog Day: The Girls Meet MC Escher

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  1. Hey Ricki, I know, the loss of google reader sucks a bunch. I have been using Feedly with reasonable success and I know others are using bloglovin (although it doesn’t run on Android). Hope that helps!

    • Thanks, Janet! I tried to sign up for Feedly myself but I think I am techno-challenged! Or maybe it just doesn’t work on an old-fashioned desktop? 😉

  2. Thanks so much for being a part of the launch party, Ricki! It’s a blast to see all of these kale recipes floating around the web today. Here’s to eating more kale! 🙂 xoxo-Hallie

  3. This sounds like an amazing e-book! I’ll definitely be checking it out.

    As for reader services, I’ve been using Feedly and I love it. It doesn’t work on Internet Explorer though, so maybe that’s why you haven’t been able to access it. Try using a different browser like Firefox or Chrome and it should work. Here’s a quick tutorial (literally 3 steps!) on transferring your Google Reader subscriptions over:

  4. All your kale recipes look amazing, Ricki! Definitely a great testament to kale. I’m sure Hallie’s new book will be a big hit, both for the kale lovers and aspiring kale lovers. I’m still a novice when it comes to kale. 😉

    Happy Monday!

  5. Ooh, I’m so ready for another batch of that Kale Salad, Fully Loaded. I LOOOOVE that salad, Ricki. Great roundup!

  6. I am going to need to stock up on more kale now! I am so excited about this e-book. Thanks so much for sharing.:)

  7. bring on the kale! 🙂

  8. Hallie is the queen of kale!! Love her recipes, though I wish I was a bigger kale fan!

    • I can’t imagine not loving kale. Then again, I *do* much prefer it raw–no bitterness at all for my palate. Maybe try it more that way?

  9. What a terrific group of kale recipes, Ricki! I can’t wait to try these, along with a bunch from Hallie’s new book.

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