Do you know what makes cream of mushroom soup taste like cream of mushroom soup? I do. It's thyme. Stuffing and gravy? Usually sage. Thai food? Peanut and lime.
Before I started cooking all those dishes myself I would have answered: Campbell's, Grandpa, and the delightful short-order cooks at Star of Siam. But cooking from scratch has unlocked the gate to the secret garden of spices and seasonings. So as I've been wearing out my kitchen aprons and scratching up my cutting boards since converting to Veganism, I feel a bit like Willy Wonka in Loompaland, discovering the ingredients that make certain foods taste like themselves.
And let's all be honest here: kale tastes gross. Its taste is as pungent as its curly leaves are dark. So as far as I'm concerned, the fastest way to label yourself a health nut is to utter the following three words, "I like kale." Well, get out your multivitamins and safflower oil and prepare to get your health-nut on because this dish might convert you like it did me.
Honestly, though, peanut butter + anything = tasty.