Tasty Tuesday – We Love Kale Too!

Hey It’s Jet Here.

One of the silver linings from Mom’s new food playbook is the fact that the woman has gone cooking crazy!  She’s scoured Paw-Jet  her data base to see what draws her attention based on ingredients that will hopefully play nice in her intestines.  Little Miss QC (Quality Control) and I relish this turn of events.  JJ and I have stashed some photos from Mom’s recent cooking sessions.

Shitake Kale Soup 2-9-13 009Remember our collard greens, post?  Well, when Mom waved a bunch of delicate red kale (should carry the name purple really) over the colander to drain the rinse water, Little Miss Hopeful and I shimmied Paw-Jet our tushies toward the sink.  Mom quarter-turned to the cutting board and began removing the leaves, tearing them into bite sized pieces.  And then…

Bliss… she broke the first stem in half and …


Little Miss Double the Recipe and I showed our gratitude for Mom’s choice to make twice the Shitake and Kale Soup with Sweet Potato by keeping up with the kale stems.  Here’s the recipe:



Kale Shiitake Sweet Potato Soup 

  • 4 cups water or low-sodium vegetable stock (Mom used 1 box of low sodium veggie stock and 1 box of chicken low sodium because she thought she had 2 veggies and did not.  She would stick to the veggie stock next time and possibly use mushroom stock!)
  • Shitake Kale Soup 2-9-13 0021 cup fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, caps thinly sliced
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled, chopped into 1/4 inch cubes (Mom thinks that she might use a regular potato or malanga next time, the sweet potato left the soup too sweet.)
  • 1/2 bunch fresh kale, washed and stems removed
  • 1 teaspoon Mellow white miso, per cup (Mom bought Mellow Yellow by mistake, no biggie!)
  • 1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds (Mom left this out for tummy reasons, she thinks the seeds would be delicious.)


  • Shitake Kale Soup 2-9-13 013In a saucepan combine the water/broth, shitake mushrooms and sweet potato and bring to a boil. (At Casa Jetty, this takes forever, so, our times were longer…)
  • Reduce heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop the kale into bite size pieces and add to the soup.
  • Cook until tender, another 8 minutes.
  • Dissolve a teaspoon of light miso in a bowl with a small amount of broth.
  • Ladle in the soup and sprinkle with toasted pumpkin seeds.

Another great back to Tasty Tuesday day.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our forty-first participating post!

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37 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday – We Love Kale Too!

  1. Hiya Jetty! Momz does not envy Miss L in having to learn a whole new way to eat, but knowing her love of food we’re sure she’s going to do a great job and come up with lots of nommy stuff to share with you and JJ…If you remember, tell Miss L that we didn’t get the last Kitchen Counselor newsletter 😦 Hope you’re all doing really well and that life is getting back to normal for you. *TastySnoogles* for a very Tasty Tuesday

    • Hey Giz, Jetty here.

      Oh Mom loves the process, she thinks it’s a big puzzle! Actually, she’s doing ok eating much of what she used to… so far…

      Oh golly gosh, gosh… wonder what happened, we have another pal, who didn’t receive it either… we’ll send it the email way right now!

  2. Woof! Woof! Hey Jet good to see a blog post and joining TT. Mom loves Kale n soup. Golden Thanks for the easy recipe. Tell you mom happy to receive her newsletter and hope she’s doing well. Happy TT. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Hey Sweet Sugar, Jet here.

      Mom asked me to share a big thank you for saying that, she’s so appreciative of the support. 🙂

      We’re watching her carefully… she’s starting to say Yes too much again.

  3. Morning sweet Jetty – so happy to see this post! Hoping Mom continues to feel better! Love seeing you and JJ – this soup sounds delic as I hear kale is a superfood – I will try it but with the mushrooms (I;m a no fungus kinda gal!)

    sending so many lovies to you, JJ Mo and Rachel xoxoxo

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Oh yes, Miss Wendy, kale is a super food, good stuff I tell ya! Mom doesn’t eat many mushrooms either, however, shitakes have healing properties. 🙂 No worries, leave it out…

      Thanks for sending Mom well wishes, she’s doing nicely, I’m making sure of it! We watched the Westminster last night, however, we all took a snooze during the terrier group by mistake. We woke up for best in show!

      Sending Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob (hope the tour was pawesome), Cassie and Rex. xoxoxo

  4. You two are so funny. I can’t believe the stuff you will eat. Litchi wouldn’t touch anything like that! I hope your Mom is feeling better. Hubby will give her a call but is at the doctors right now – been suffering quite a bit lately.

    • Hey Lady Litchi, Hey Sabre, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      We are definitely omnivores!!! Oh Miss Susan, she’s doing nicely, Little Miss Rub My Belly While You’re Resting and I remind her when she needs a break, give her lots of cuddles and get her out walking as usual. All good.

      Oh, please give hubby lovies from sunny S. Fl to help him feel better. Lady Litchi can deliver said lovies for us. And… healing, calming well wishes from Mom…

    • Hey Sheba, Jet here.

      Oh gosh, we just LOVE the stems… the leaves are ok… Mom likes those better. Kale comes in a few varieties: green, red, lacinato/dinosaur/black, and a few other local varieties. Kale (and the other leafy greens) pack a nutritional wallop, we highly recommend them. Mom first put kale in soups to get used to the flavors because she was not raised with greens. Now she experiments more – she can share a really cool salad recipe if you would like!

  5. We are a soupy family so Mom is gonna give this one a try. And Jetty ,ay I ask a favor of you? Purrlease visit Mollie or Ranger today, Mollie I think, and vote for me ans Spitty for at least the #1 awards, sweetest couple. We think Spitty’s human did a pawsome job giving us a Valentine glow photo and we both kept our real furrs. Thanks tons, Savannah

    • Hey Eko, Jet here. Hi Mr. Will.

      Guess what? When Mom works with children as The Kitchen Counselor, she always has an exercise called “my dogs eat more veggies than you do!” They NEVER believe her! Then she asks the children to say what veggies they eat. She writes them one by one on a board. For each offering she writes one that we eat… we’ve never lost yet!

    • Hey Lee, Hey Phod, Jet here.

      Here’s a tip… get the lady to invite a few friends over to cook together, this way, they all share the efforts and get to do that “socializing” stuff which they love!

  6. I grew up in the deep south and you’d think I’d love kale. No dice. Spinach? Yes. Kale? No. But the dogs eating the stems? Very cool!

  7. While I love, love, love vegetables, I tend to stay away from the ones that require extensive work. Like spinach and kale, I mean isn’t there an awful lot of stems and leaves to get a small amount of greens? I guess I’m lazy. LOL

  8. You 2 haz it made!!! Me not so fussy on da veggiez….me lubs da Herring n mushroom sauce….dat more me style…Mum tried to get me to eat pead, MOL!!!!
    It shure didn’t werk but it waz fun messin around in dem!!!
    Lub Nylablue xo

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