Here is a quick guide of the experiments I have conducted in this blog. Below is the question followed by the conclusion, and sometimes with extra notes.
Conclusion: Mango, followed by Pineapple and Blueberry.
Notes: Only the fruit+kale+water mixture was tested, not a true smoothie.
Conclusion: Regular and black bean > applesauce > prune
Conclusion: Yes, both with texture and taste.
Q: Does it make a difference to brush eggplant with olive oil before or after baking?
Conclusion: It does not make too much of a difference if the eggplants have been purged beforehand.
Conclusion: Yes, since kale is fragile, placing foil over the kale prevents burning and it becoming too dry.
Conclusion: Not too much of a difference; without the paper, the kale cooks more.
Conclusion: Yes: between yellow and red onions, yellow yield a stronger flavor than the red.
Note: Only yellow and red onions were tested.
Conclusion: Better flavor: eggplant soaked in olive oil before grilling; better texture: zero olive oil before grilling, only apply after.
Conclusion: The oil from the garlic-press was too strong and slighlty bitter. The more favorable tasting oil was oil that was infused with a crushed clove of garlic.
Conclusion: Yes, sea salt and kosher salt add a nice crunch and the saltiness is not as overpowering as table salt.
Note: This tested table salt, non-ground sea salt, ground Himalayan Pink salt and Kosher salt. Pink salt was considered the best.