Gabriel was complaining that I don’t make basil pesto. Like never ever. I think there is enough basil pesto in the world, so I love experimenting with other greens. Tuscan kale is the sweetest variety of kale and the most tender. It makes a wonderful pesto. Maybe this recipe will change Gabriel’s mind…
Most people who think they don’t like kale because they haven’t had it properly prepared. It’s such a versatile vegetable you can throw it in soups and stews, bake it, sauté it, and even eat it raw. By massaging raw kale, you break down the fibers making it easier to digest and more pleasant to eat.
This is basically a kale pesto, surprise! By blanching (cooking quickly) the kale it will retain a bright green color.
This week’s Star Ingredient is Kale Raab! Kale raab is just the fancy name for the spring flower buds of kale when it bolts (which means goes to seed) in the early Spring. It’s sweet, nutty, tender and crisp. You can eat it raw in a salad, cooked in a pasta dish or mixed with a stir fry. But you better hurry if you want to enjoy it…it has a VERY short season so bring on the raab before it’s gone!
rown butter noodles are a Lancaster County staple. If you haven’t had them, give them a try! This recipe has a brown butter vinaigrette which would be tasty on noodles, but you can toss your veggies in it too!
We have pizza night once a week, but it’s usually a Chef Diana zhuzd pizza…topped with mushrooms, greens, or anything laying around. You can use an already made cheese pizza or create a white pizza from the dough up.
This time of year we are blessed with so many different greens and leaves to create our salads! Mix together different colors, textures, and flavors to create a salad that changes every time. You can use any combination of greens that you want, this week I’m using young kale, spinach, and spicy lettuces.
I’m soooo excited that Spring is almost here…we’re already starting to see signs of it like spring garlic in the market! In this recipe I’m pairing it with kale to add flavor and crunch to my take on a deli classic. I prefer vinaigrette dressings to mayonnaise to keep my salads lighter.
My top-crust vegetarian spin on a classic will have you looking at pot pie in a whole new light! Easy-to-make and extremely flavorful!
Are this season’s large sweet potatoes daunting? Don’t fret! Turn that sweet orange flesh into a spicy, thick stew…it’s vegan, too!