Tag Archives: kale

zesty kale caesar salad

This is the holy kitchen trifecta, as far as I’m concerned: simple, delicious, and nutritious. If you’re feeling all gourmet about it, top with some homemade croutons or even a little crumbled nitrate-free natural bacon.

Soup, Salad & A Biscuit

Soup, Salad & Biscuit Lunch: Frozen Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup reheated this morning, leftover kale salad (try the simple & delicious Krazy Kale Salad in my cookbook, Real Food for Real Families at p. 82), homemade whole grain tea biscuit from dinner last night (try the Georgia Buns at p. 88 of my cookbook) and an apple.

Pasta Salad Days!

This lunchbox features leftover cold pasta tossed with leftover roasted veggies and a little pesto sauce (but you could use any healthy salad dressing). If you’re looking for an easy pesto recipe, you can try my Popeye Pesto (in my cookbook, Real Food for Real Families at p. 74) or my Kale Pesto

National Kale Day & Coconut Crockpot Stew

It’s National Kale Day so I’m posting a sweet & delicious soup recipe which is a great way to introduce kale & red lentils to kids. Red lentils are mild-tasting legumes, and largely lose their shape when cooked so there are no “obvious” beans for the choosier of children to pick out. Chop the kale […]

kale pesto

This simple, nutrient-packed pesto made with kale, walnut & pumpkin seeds is a more cost-effective recipe than the traditional version made with basil and pine nuts.

wild card soup

This recipe resulted from one of those serendipitous kitchen moments where a semi-decent cook throws a bunch of random veggies and herbs in a soup, half expecting it to taste not so great, and ends up with a really delicious meal. Everyone loved this one, even the nine year-olds (that’s the secret power of cinnamon 🙂

krazy kale salad

I call this Krazy Kale Salad because it’s crazy good, but mostly because it’s crazy how much my 8 year-old son likes this.  He actually sat down before hockey yesterday and said “awesome” when he saw it in the bowl. Crazy, right? For any of you with an 8 year-old boy, you know this is […]

goat cheese, walnut & kale pasta

This was a last-minute attempt to use up a bunch of kale and some local baby tomatoes that my post-hockey 8-year old gobbled up, so I thought I’d share.  I know a lot of you are trying to figure out how to get more dark green leafies into your family — hopefully this recipe will […]

roasted veggie & warm kale salad

Best way to clean out your pantry or farm share box? This recipe! I used the veggies I had on hand, but you could substitute just about anything in here and it would taste yummy, so use your imagination. Here’s a basic recipe to get you started:   Ingredients:   I small yam or sweet […]