I created them because I thought they would be an incredibly flavorful treat — that would happen to be chock-full of nutrients.
My Los Angeles Food Blogger group got a special visit from Cut n’ Clean Greens at our monthly meeting over the weekend — and it was all about kale! For our gathering, I whipped up these tasty treats, to go with all sorts of kale salads, kale gratins, and kale pizzas.
Among other things, I learned that 100% of the potassium in kale in the stem. 100%! So when it works, use the stems. If you find they’re too tough for you, they’re perfect for using when making stocks. (And of course the leaves are packed with vitamins.)
These really are a treat my friends. I encourage you to bake these delicious muffins, and be careful, as it’s very hard to stop eating them!
P.S. I also learned that Gai Lan is quite possibly “the next kale.” The next trending leafy green, that is.