I plan on consuming my placenta as well, but I'm not sure in what form. All those links are awesome, btw.
One of my midwife instuctors shared placenta preparation. These are from my class notes.
Fresh placenta is best! Rinse placenta, removing any blood & clots. Keep amniotic sac and umbilical cord intact. Place placenta in metal steamer. Add ginger slices, jalapeno (or other spicy pepper) + 1/2 lemon in water. Let steam for 15 minutes on first side, then flip over and steam other side for 15 miunutes, or until you no longer see blood when poked by fork. Remove placenta (it will shrink significantly!) and place on cutting board. Cut in thin strips (no more than 1/8th inch) and place on stainless (not alumunium) cookine sheet. Place in middle of oven set at lowest setting (max 200 degrees) and let placenta dehydrate. You can put in dehydrator as well, but it will take longer. It is done when it breaks with a snap and is perfectly dry. Then break up into bits and grind in coffee grinder or hand grinder if you have one. Capsule powder and hake 2 capsules 3x/day for about 2-3 weeks. The remainder of capsules can be saved for baby, during sickenss, separation, growth milestones like walking/weaning, or for yourself at menopause.
You can also make a tincture, but I heard this can be more challenging than other tinctures.
Also, outside of the raw smoothie option, it can be VERY LIGHTLY sauteed like beef with olive oil, garlic, red pepper and salt. Because it is SO high in iron and other nutrients & hormones your body needs, to many women who have given birth, this will apparantly taste delicious.
Ironically, I actually have 2 placentas in my freezer right now, from one of our midwifery classes. My husband is fully supportive of me eating OUR placenta. But the other day, I had to reassure him that I have absolutely NO intention to eat someone else's placenta!