There was little Evie loved more than good balls. They had to be a little salty, smell yummy, and a combination of spicy and sweet always sent her over the edge.

Evie kept her balls in a jar, on a shelf, in the fridge. They stayed fresher that way so she could include them in her morning bento for the gym. One of her secret pleasures was savoring a healthy kale ball after watching the buff boys lift weights. Luckily, her balls weren’t sweaty.

Use a wide mouth Ball jar so your balls are easier to retrieve.

Curry Kale Balls

Pulse the following in a food processor until evenly ground but stop before it gets gummy:

  • 1 t. curry powder, Madras style, hot
  • 1 cup pistachios, shelled, I prefer roasted and salted
  • zest from 1 lemon

Add and process until evenly chopped and mixed:

  • 1 cup chopped kale, Dino/Tuscan type, no stems

Add these last and run the processor until a soft dough starts to collect. It will still be crumbly but will hold together.

  • 8 medjool dates, pitted

Roll 12-14 balls between your palms then roll them in 1/4 cup pistachios, crushed fine, to coat.

Depending on how big you like your balls, you’ll get around a dozen. Keep refrigerated until needed.

NOTE: 1 teaspoon of hot Madras curry powder will give you a very slight heat in your throat after you swallow. If you want them hotter, add more but I wouldn’t go over 1 tablespoon unless you have big balls.

More balls from VeganMofo 2012!

If I’ve neglected your balls, please leave a comment with a link!

Sweet balls
http://zbveganrecipes2.blogspot.com/2012/10/vegan-mofo-indulgences.html
http://thatpainintheassvegan.blogspot.com/2012/10/vegan-mofo-day-2-aw-hell-no-t-dogs.html
http://www.joannavaught.com/2012/10/08/snowballs/
http://dadavegan.blogspot.com/2012/10/vegan-mofo-1st-truffles.html
http://www.notjustgranola.ca/2012/10/11/mocha-energy-balls
http://goldensunrise.tumblr.com/post/33348599104/peanut-butter-cookie-balls-via-choccoveredkt
http://thealmostvegan.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-balls/
http://blog.veganosaurus.com/2012/10/cashew-barfi-truffles-and-video-vegan.html
http://veganyackattack.com/2012/10/03/cocoa-nut-quinoa-bites/
http://vegansparkles.com/2012/10/02/veganmofo-pistachio-date-coconut-bliss-balls/
http://veggiev.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/coconut-goji-balls/

Savory balls
http://veganfoodrocks.blogspot.com/2012/10/mofo-post-3-veggies-balls-and-pasta.html
http://tofu-n-sproutz.blogspot.com/2012/10/tofu-non-meat-balls.html
http://chaletbakery.com/2012/10/08/spaghetti-and-neatballs/
http://elitefood.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/mushroom-balls/
http://tuxedocat.us/2012/spaghetti-tofu-balls
http://dontfearthevegan.com/2012/10/04/sauerkraut-soup-and-czech-vegan-in-america/
http://urbanvegan.net/2012/10/vegan-mofo-sweet-ish-meatballs.html
http://alienontoast.blogspot.com/2012/10/vegan-mofo-day-3-balls-hehe.html
http://veganforthewin.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/tofu-cookery-tofu-spaghetti-balls/
http://cockbullstory.blogspot.com/2012/09/vegan-on-holiday-spaghetti-and-spinach.html

Balls with ears
http://forkandbeans.wordpress.com/2012/10/05/rawchocolate-cake-pops/