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Recipes tagged with: kale

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Zucchini Pasta with Peas and a Kale Pesto

kale pesto is my new "thing" and I love it in this zucchini pasta dish!  Enjoy

3 ingredient Kale Chips
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

3 ingredient Kale Chips

Kale chips are super easy to make or can be super easy to mess up!  We know that is true.  They are just so yummy...

Here is what you need to know to make the perfect crispy kale chips!

First take your kale and remove the ribs. You can easily do this by holding the bottom rib from the leaf with one hand and use the other hand to grip onto the rib and move your hand up the leaf separating the two from each other.  Next, either chop or tear the leaves into small pieces and place in your colander.  Rinse throughly then dry.  I like to lay paper towels down on my counter then create an even layer of the leaves.  Top with another layer of paper towels and press down.  You want the leaves dry before baking them into chips.  If they wet... they will burn!  

 

Baby Kale and Mixed Green salad with Shrimp

I love using baby spinach for the delicate salad. The perfect dish for a break in the middle of the day!

*CHEFS NOTE* A little shopping tip: when cooked frozen shrimp is on sale- make sure you grab a bag! They thaw out easy and quick and go great in a salad in a jiffy.

Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup
  • Complexity: medium

Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup

It’s Sunday and time to take inventory of my refrigerator and pantry as I plan for the following week.  I decided it was a perfect day for soup and had everything to create my Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup.

I don’t think a day goes by when my dutch oven is not in use!  Just love it…

If you have other leftovers add them in such as sweet potatoes, celery, red peppers, carrots, etc.  Be creative and enjoy this delicious soup!

Garlic Kale and Farfalle
  • Complexity: medium

Garlic Kale and Farfalle

My garlic kale and farfalle is a quick pasta dish.  You can also sauté in red peppers, mushrooms, zucchini or any other vegetables you have handy!  This is a perfect meatless dish!

 

Kale, Bacon, and Artichoke Dip
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Kale, Bacon, and Artichoke Dip

Wow I was thrilled on how great this dip came out for us!  As many of you know we spend the summer at our lake house in Massachusetts and we often get pop-in company!  Luckily I never fret and always have basic ingredients (and a little extra) for these weekend.  As avid entertainers I can quickly come up with something to serve my guests and luckily I had a few pieces of bacon left from breakfast and this appetizer was a great hit!  

We  had a little rain storm and enjoyed appetizers inside with our wine and when the weather cleared we grabbed our glasses and came outside.  Next thing we hear this noise and as we look over Jake is on the table eating the rest of the dip!  OMG he has never done that before and of course we all just laughed.  Oh Jake....   We love you...

Enjoy this paleo recipe and if you don't have kale use spinach or even arugula!  I have and it's great! 

 

Kale, Butternut Squash and Quinoa Soup
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Kale, Butternut Squash and Quinoa Soup

I taught a cooking class in my neighborhood and shared this recipe with the ladies.  Everyone just loved this soup and it was so much fun making while enjoying time and meeting new friends.

I love to combine vegetable and chicken broth but feel free to use one that you prefer.

This is a perfect one-pot recipe!  Enjoy

 

 

Kale, Roasted Red Peppers and Spaghetti Squash Fritters
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Kale, Roasted Red Peppers and Spaghetti Squash Fritters

I love fritters because they go perfect as a side for any dish and left overs are amazing topped with a poached egg!  Enjoy

Note: Normally I would fry fritters but found that baking is much easier as you can do it all at once and no spatter mess on the stove!  

Meatball and Kale Soup
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Meatball and Kale Soup

I am using ground turkey in this soup. It makes it so light and perfect! As an Italian family we love meatballs anyway we can get them! They are amazing in soup...  

Chefs Note:  Freeze in individual containers and just warm up when you are looking for something to enjoy next week!

 

Sauté Spinach and Kale topped with Caramelized Shallots
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Sauté Spinach and Kale topped with Caramelized Shallots

I was watching the foodnetwork and Bobby Flay was making this recipe and OMG it looked so good but I wanted to make it a little healthier so this is what inspired me.  I just LOVE shallots and OMG was this side dish amazing. I served it with my Stuffed Turkey and enjoyed this dinner with my lake neighbors and hubby.  

My husband pared this dish with our favorite Peju wine!

Enjoy!

Cindy's Note: You can make the shallots up to a day in advance and just store in the refrigerator until you made the spinach and kale.  (that is what I did)

Sauté White Fish and Greens
  • Time: 30 mintues

Sauté White Fish and Greens

Meal preparation is easy if you are organized.  I love to make a few meals for the week and have them ready to pull out of the freezer in the morning and just warm to enjoy for dinner.

This recipe is perfect.  I just lightly brown both sides of the fish and slightly cook my greens.  I store in the refrigerator to enjoy within a day or 2 them just warm up in the pan for an easy dinner.  

It's really fun to be healthy!

Enjoy xo