Hi my friends! It’s been a long time. Almost a year since my last post. But I’m feeling reinvigorated to start blogging again! Somewhere between moving to the west coast, starting a new job, and having a husband traveling non-stop, I stopped cooking fun, inventive meals. It’s just not as much fun to cook for one! I’ve had many nights of going to yoga class and coming home to eat cereal/ salads for dinner since they don’t require any pots and pans 🙂 But I miss cooking those wonderfully delicious and healthy meals.
Now that I’m back, I’m going to approach this whole blogging thing a little differently. As opposed to always coming up with my own unique recipes, I want to write about some of the best recipes, tools and culinary lessons that inspire me in the kitchen. This week’s inspiration: Kale!
Not only is Kale one of the most nutritious vegetables (read more here about the health benefits), but when prepared right, it’s almost addicting. Really! Tip: remove the stems – always! Hopefully that’s not where all the good vitamins are, but I find them tough and a little bitter. Here are 3 of my favorite Kale recipes.
I found this recipe in cooking light and it looked so good, I had to give it a try. When I made this recipe, it was the first time I ever bought kale. I skipped on the bacon and used cherry tomatoes instead of sun dried. Both ways I’m sure are delicious.
These actually taste like potato chips. And are definitely addicting. If you’re serving them at a party, buy an extra head of kale – they will get eaten. Have fun with the spices and come up with some unique flavors. Just be careful not to cook too long – they can get a burnt taste.
The dressing on this reminds me of a caesar salad – expect it’s better for you! I even like to add a little Dijon mustard to give it a thicker consistency. Since I discovered this recipe about 3 weeks ago, I’ve been making it at least twice a week. And it’s from one of my favorite blogs – 101 cookbooks. Love it!