-½ c. green lentils
-3 T. olive oil, divided
-½ bu. greens, such as spinach, kale, Swiss chard, dandelions…, bottom stems trimmed
-Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
-1 15-oz. can chickpeas, rinsed
-4 cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered if large (or sub something seasonal)
-1 T. Parmesan or sharp cheddar, cut into small dice
-1 lemon, halved
Cook lentils in a medium pot of salted water until tender, 10–15 minutes; drain and let cool.
Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add greens and cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted and bright green, about 3 min.
Season with salt and pepper. Combine lentils, chickpeas, and remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper.
Divide among 2 bowls and top with greens, tomatoes, and Parmesan. Squeeze lemon over. Enjoy!
-3 med. beets, washed & peeled, chopped into bite size pieces
-Half a sweet onion, chopped
-2 T. organic coconut oil or grapeseed oil
-6 lg. kale leaves, washed, remove from stems, ripped into pieces
-1/2 c. hemp seeds or cooked quinoa
-1 T. balsamic vinegar
-1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
-Sea salt & ground black pepper, to taste
-Goat cheese, sprinkled on top just before serving, optional
Preheat oven to 350°. Place beets and onion on a baking dish. Mix with the oil and season with sea salt and pepper.
Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, until fork tender. Check at 45 minutes to make sure you don’t overcook it.
When the beets are almost done, place the kale onto a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and balsamic. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes at 350°.
Once all your ingredients are cooked, place them into a large bowl and mix together. Sprinkle with cooked quinoa (great to use leftovers) or hemp seeds. Enjoy!
-8 c. (packed) kale, center ribs and stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped (~ 1 1/2 lbs browse this site. of kale)
-2 T. olive oil, divided
-3/4 c. chopped onion
-1/4 to 1/2 t. sweet or hot smoked paprika
-generous pinch of dried crushed red pepper
Cook kale in large pot of boiling salted water until wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to colander; drain.
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes.
Stir in 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika and crushed red pepper; sprinkle with salt.
Add kale and sauté until heated through, about 4 minutes.
Season to taste with salt and pepper and more smoked paprika, if desired.
Transfer to serving bowl; drizzle with remaining 1tablespoon oil and serve. Enjoy!
-1 lg. fennel bulb
-4-5 lg. kale leaves
-3 T. olive oil
-2 med. garlic cloves, minced
-1/4-1/2 t. crushed red pepper flakes
-2 1/2 c. chicken broth or vegetable broth
-1/2 t. kosher salt
-1/2 lb. (8 oz.) Celentani, Fusilli, or other spiral pasta
-freshly grated Parmesan or Pecorino cheese for garnish
Lop the fronds off the fennel bulb and reserve for another use (like fennel pesto, perhaps?). Slice the bulb into rounds no more than 1/4 inch thick, discarding the tough core end.
De-stem the kale and tear the leaves into bite-sized pieces.
Heat the olive oil in a large heavy-bottomed, high-sided skillet, sauté pan or Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering.
Add the fennel slices, garlic, and pepper flakes to the oil and toss to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 7-8 minutes until the fennel starts to soften and brown.
Add the kale to the pan and stir frequently for a few minutes
until the leaves turn bright green and wilt slightly.
Add the broth and cover the pan until the liquid comes to a simmer. Stir in the salt. Add the pasta and cook, stirring frequently, for about 15 minutes until the pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed.
Serve immediately with grated cheese on the side, if desired. Enjoy!
-¼ c. coconut oil, melted
-¼ c. + 2 T. honey or ¼ cup agave
-¼ c. apple cider vinegar
-1 clove of garlic, grated using a micro plane or very finely minced
-A generous pinch of salt
-2 heads of broccoli (use the Romanesco in your box)
-1 bu. of kale, washed well
-½ c. of thick shredded coconut*
-½ c. sliced almonds, toasted
-1 c. fresh blueberries (or use persimmons, pomegranates or other seasonal fruit available locally right now)
Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
Chop the broccoli into small florets. Also chop the broccoli stems into ¼ inch pieces.
Remove the tough inner rib from the kale leaves. Using a food processor, pulse the leaves a few times to finely chop them. You may have to work in batches depending on your food processor. You can also chop them by hand.
Combine the broccoli, kale, coconut, sliced almonds and blueberries in a large bowl.
Add the dressing and toss to coat. Enjoy!
*Next time I make this I am going to try toasting the coconut. 🙂
-1 lg. bu. kale, rinse, dry and remove stems
-1 sm. head radicchio, rinse, remove outer leaves and core
-1 ½ c. farro (or other favorite whole grain)
-3 c. water
-1 t. salt
-1 lg. garlic clove, minced
-¼ c. lemon juice, fresh squeezed
-1 t. miso paste, white or yellow
-¼ c. + 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
-¼ t. ground pepper
-½ t. fine sea salt
-¾ c. grated Parmesan cheese
-½ c. raw walnuts, chopped
Combine the farro in a medium saucepan with the water and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer covered until the farro is tender, 20 – 45 minutes. Cooking time depends on if you are using pearled farro or whole farro. I prefer whole farro and am patient with the 45 minutes. It’s hard to overcook farro.
Drain the farro and transfer to a large bowl to cool. Once cool, cover and refrigerate.
Chop the kale into bite size pieces. Place the kale in a large salad bowl. Whisk together the garlic, lemon juice, miso, ¼ cup olive oil, ground pepper and salt. Pour this dressing over the kale. With clean hands massage the dressing into the kale.
Chop the radicchio and toss into the salad along with ½ cup Parmesan, walnuts and farro. Taste and drizzle with additional olive oil or salt if needed. Cover and chill in the fridge until ready to serve.
Top with remaining Parmesan prior to serving. Enjoy!
-1 3-lb. kabocha squash*, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
-4 T. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
-1 canned chipotle chili, chopped, with 2 T. adobo sauce
-3 cloves garlic, minced
-1 T. honey
-½ c. almonds, roughly chopped
-1 lg. lime, juice and zest
-10 oz. kale, thick stems removed, roughly chopped
-2 oz. crumbled feta (optional)
Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, whisk together 2 tablespoons
olive oil, chipotle chili, adobo sauce, garlic and honey. Season with
salt and pepper.
Add squash and toss to combine. Spread evenly on a large baking sheet, leaving plenty of room between each piece so it doesn’t steam. Bake for 30-45 minutes until tender and browned, flipping halfway.
While squash is roasting, toast the almonds. I put mine in a small baking dish in the toaster oven, checking frequently to make sure they don’t burn, or you could toast them in a small, dry skillet over medium-high heat.
Next, make the dressing. Whisk remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil with lime juice and zest. Season with salt and pepper.
When squash is done roasting, place kale in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with a little bit of the dressing. Massage the dressing into the leaves with your hands, which softens the kale. Add warm squash, almonds and feta. Serve with more dressing. Enjoy!
-1/3 c. raw sunflower seeds
-1 T. whole-grain mustard
-3 T. fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon)
-3/4 t. coarse salt
-1 T. plus 1 t. pure maple syrup
-2 T. sunflower oil, preferably cold-pressed
-1/2 lb. Brussels sprouts, very thinly sliced (3 cups)
-4 to 6 leaves of leafy greens such as Swiss chard and kale (preferably Lacinato), stemmed and thinly sliced (3 cups)
Preheat oven to 375°. Toast sunflower seeds on a rimmed baking sheet in a single layer until golden, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Meanwhile, stir mustard, lemon juice, salt, and maple syrup together in a small bowl; whisk in oil until emulsified.
Toss Brussels sprouts, chard, and kale together. Stir in sunflower seeds and pour in dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Enjoy!
From Body+Soul, 12/09 and found on marthastewart.com
1 bu. collard greens*, chopped
1 bu. kale*, chopped
1 bu. spinach*, chopped
½ c. extra-virgin olive oil
7 garlic cloves, minced
½ c. whole wheat pastry flour
2 lg. yellow onions*, diced
2 lg. red bell peppers, diced
2 celery ribs, halved & chopped
¼ t. cayenne pepper
6 c. vegetable stock
1 T. minced fresh thyme
1 t. filé powder*
1 T. “hot” apple cider vinegar*
2 lg. scallions, thinly sliced for garnish
Stir in the thyme and simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in the filé and the hot apple cider vinegar, and set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
-3 T. olive oil
-1 bu. of kale
-1 bu. of leeks
-1/2 red cabbage head
-Low sodium vegetarian broth (or broth of your choice)
-1 can cannellini beans (white bean)
-2 garlic cloves, or to taste
-Salt, to taste
-Pepper, to taste
Pre-heat medium saucepan with olive oil over medium-
Chop cabbage, kale, leeks and garlic and add to pan,
stirring frequently as not to burn the ingredients.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
In medium pot, add broth, all pan contents (kale, cabbage,
etc.) and cannellini beans, cover, and boil for 10 minutes.