This is a whole bunch of purple kale sautéing in a cast iron with toasted sesame oil (Hirade Authentic).
It will cook down in volume enough to add to my soup tonight without taking up too much space.
If I added the whole bunch of fresh kale right to the soup I would have made the consistency too chunky.
But with an extra step, I added nutrients with the kale and flavor with the toasted sesame oil, without changing the consistency of the soup.
Plus, purple kale has an amazing aroma.