Kale Chips – Pizza Flavored

When I made these kale chips, I told Eric they would taste just like pizza. When he tasted them, he was like, “Oh yeah, JUST like pizza!” Not sure if he was kidding or not. I think he might have been. In any case, they do have a nice tomatoey Italian flavor profile. Since we’ve […]

Beet, Fennel & Pomegranate Kale Salad

I’ve never been a big fan of beets, but I have set my mind to deciding to like them. About 7 or 8 years ago, I made a conscious decision to start liking olives and capers. I had always avoided them like the plague, but one day I went to the olive bar at Whole Foods […]

Chanterelle Mushroom & Kale Risotto

Earlier this week, I stopped at MacPherson’s vegetable stand and was delighted to find that chanterelle mushrooms have come into season. Chanterelles have a unique, light, buttery flavor and a great smooth consistency. Chanterelles are found in mossy coniferous forests and are gathered by mushroom foragers and then sold to local produce retailers. The folks at MacPherson’s […]

Polenta with Mushrooms and Kale

Coming into fall, we’ve been starting to crave heartier and warming meals and this polenta dish definitely satisfies that craving. In fact, Eric said “this is the best one in a long time,” meaning the best new recipe we’ve had in a long time. High praise. My dad liked it, too. This is a soft […]

Basil Kale & White Bean Soup

In the middle of summer, I’m always looking for ways to use the abundance of basil we grow in our garden. Summer salads with basil are great, as are pestos, but it’s been quite a cool summer overall. My sister arrived on Thursday from Baltimore, where it’s been hovering in the high 90’s and low […]