Tag Archives: kale

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Kale, Lentils, Hazelnuts, Manchego

I made a salad.  It was kale, these cool blond lentils I saw at the store, celery, red onion, hazelnuts, a mountain of manchego, and a spicy dressing of piri piri oil + hazelnut oil + sherry vinegar.

Sautéed Kale with Tahini and Currants

Are we still talking about kale?  Has kale jumped the shark yet? Whatever.  I don’t think I could ever get sick of greens of any sort.  Kale, chard, collards, mustard greens, turnip greens… they just do it for me.  Kale in particular has this wonderful texture, much like your workaday cabbage, that’s just as good […]

Thanksgiving: Before, During, and After

Ah, Thanksgiving.  How was yours?  Mine was super-relaxing. Want to know what a Personal Chef eats on the day before Thanksgiving?  And for lunch the day of? The same thing everyone else eats: whatever is most convenient. And when it’s a pescatarian Thanksgiving meal that one doesn’t start planning until Tuesday (luckily for only three […]

Five Minute Photo Shoot: Garlic Kale with Preserved Lemon

Dinner the other night: Tuscan kale, sautéed with a boatload of garlic, red pepper flakes, and minced preserved Meyer lemon.  I tossed in some ultra-concentrated smoked turkey stock (see these headnotes for more info) to help it wilt down.  All topped with a tiny mountain of Parmesan.  I cannot get enough kale lately. There were […]

Spicy Kale Sauté with Cashew Butter

In my line of work, I always seem to have random bits and bobs knocking around in my fridge.  It’s half a chile here, a wedge of onion there, sometimes a handful of chopped kale.  Dinner, therefore, mostly ends up being a rough jumble of ingredients tossed together on a sauté pan and a prayer.  […]