In our sixth week of the Dark Days Challenge, we learned to appreciate curly kale. We love love love lacinato/Tuscan/dinosaur/black and Red Russian varieties, but for some reason we (*cough* Erik *cough*) discriminate against the standard curly variety. Like most biases, we just had to meet an individual curly kale recipe in “person” to let go of our stereotypes. Oh, also, the chorizo helps.
We loved it so much, we didn’t take a single photo. . . . → Read More: Dark Days Challenge Week 6: Embracing Curly Kale
It’s a bold statement. I’m not shy about it. It could be the best salad salad ever. I’ll leave it up to you, dear reader, to decide for yourself.
There’s a great restaurant near where we used to live in NYC called Northern Spy. Definitely give it a try if you’re in the area – it was one of our favorites. They make a kale salad for dinner that’s really simple, but almost perfect. . . . → Read More: Is this the best kale salad ever?
The “creaminess” in this recipe comes from the avocado, mustard, and walnuts. It offsets the firm bitterness of the raw kale. The apple gives it some sweetness. All in all it’s very well balanced, very nutritious, and a cinch to make.
Creamy Kale Salad with Apple and Beets
Makes 2-4 servings
Amount Ingredient Preparation Where we bought it (* Union Sq. Greenmarket) 1 bunch Kale Stems removed, chopped into large pieces Norwich Meadows . . . → Read More: How to Make Creamy Kale Salad with Apple and Beets
Yes, another salad post. Sorry… I’m seriously craving salads lately. I think that’s part of the joy of eating locally. We don’t eat salads much in the winter, so it’s exciting and new when the markets start to fill with greens. This recipe is based on one from Choosing Raw, but modified for what we tend to have on hand. Gena is a great inspiration for healthy, but not Spartan, living, so take a . . . → Read More: Kale and White Bean Salad
Greens, I have missed you! After a winter of cabbage and root vegetables, I was DYING for a big green salad. Armenia has great tomatoes and cucumbers already, but they don’t really have a green salad tradition. I knew the first thing I would make once home would be a ridiculously huge salad.
We weren’t able to go to the market on Saturday because of a wedding (congratulations!!), so we went to the much . . . → Read More: Greens are back! Mixed Green Salad with Sunflower Thyme Pesto