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2 for 1 Kale Recipes

So we thought we'd do something a little crazy and give you 2 for the price of 1... which is FREE anyway! Haha But here are 2 fabulous kale recipes, since we think kale is a little extra ;) :)

First up is wildly popular and health, kale chips!

Perfectly Simple Kale Chips


  • 1 head kale, washed and thoroughly dried

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • Sea salt, for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 275.

  2. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces.

  3. Lay on a baking sheet and toss with the olive oil and salt.

  4. Bake until crisp, turning the leaves halfway through, about 20 minutes. Serve as finger food.

Recipe Compliments of: MELISSA D'ARABIAN


And next up... a tasty slower cooker recipe!

Slow Cooker Tuscan Sausage and Kale Soup


  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • 4 cloves garlic minced

  • 2 yellow onions, diced

  • 1 large carrot, chopped

  • 2 stalks celery, chopped

  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 (796mL) jar crushed/strained tomatoes (passata)

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1 red pepper, diced

  • 2 cups kale, chopped

Turkey Sausage Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground turkey (or use 4 turkey sausages instead of making your own, casings removed)

  • 1 tbsp fennel

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp pepper


  1. If using storebought sausages, remove casings and break up meat. If making your own, mix together sausage ingredients and break up. Add to slow cooker, along with rest of ingredients except for red pepper and kale.

  2. Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours. When ready to serve, stir in red pepper and kale, then let sit for 3-4 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Compliments of: Girl on Bloor

From Our Kitchen to Yours,


We are thrilled to share our recipes straight from our family to yours. Grab your ingredients, your kids, and your phone to explore with us. Tag us at @jacksonpinefarm and #jacksonpinefarm. We love to inspire you to have fun in the kitchen with your family. #food #farmfresh #farmfood #recipes #diy #jpffarmtokitchen


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