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?
To motivate ourselves through the winter, we have joined the Dark Days Challenge, which asks that we cook one meal a week focused on SOLE ingredients (sustainable, organic, local, and ethical). Right up our alley! Each blogger gets to set their own parameters within these guidelines. We’ll be sticking to the following rules for our Dark Days recipes:
Our primary sources for ingredients will be our CSA through Red Fire Farm, the Somerville Winter . . . → Read More: Dark Days Challenge Week 1: How to Make Potato Gnocchi
Today is my favorite holiday all year – not surprising that I look forward to a holiday focused on food, huh? I LOVE the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, but before you dive head first into a plate of brown-ish, carb-y, gravy-soaked dinner, consider a colorful “pre-game” salad. This one comes together in a jiffy after the beets are roasted (which you could do a day or so ahead of time) and is jam-packed . . . → Read More: Pre-Thanksgiving Light Lunch: Peach and Roasted Beet Salad
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
This recipe is actually from a few weeks ago, just as spinach was coming back into season full-swing. It fell through the cracks, but it’s still worth posting because everything is still available. It’s a salad, but since it requires sautéing some items, it’s a bit more involved than most salads.
Spinach Salad with Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, and Balsamic Vinegar
Makes 2-4 servings
Amount Ingredient Preparation Where we bought it (* Union . . . → Read More: How to Make a Spinach Salad with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts