Step 1: Get a full bushel of Lacinato kale.
Step 2: chop it up; I like a rough chop for bigger bites
Step 3: clean it. I use white vinegar because it naturally cleans and adds flavor. Then rinse.
Step 4: Butter makes everything awesome so instead of a healthy oil, I use butter...I mean, the kale makes up for the butter, right? I melt some at the bottom of a medium sized pot, or sometimes I just add it to boiling water. Either way put about a table spoon of butter and 1 1/2 cups of water in a pot to boil (amount of water obviously depends on the amount of kale).
Step 5: Add spices to the butter water; I used thyme and pepper.
Step 6: Add the kale and spice it again.
Step 7: Cover and let it boil/simmer for about five to 10 minutes.
It's so guuuuuud yessss, like a hot salad. I think it would be awesome with some veggie toppings like cherry tomatoes, carrots or even steamed broccoli.