Fettuchini with Braised Kale

1 pound kale (about 2 bunches), large center ribs and stems removed, cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
8 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 pound spaghetti
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Finely grated Parmesan cheese

Rinse kale. Drain; transfer to bowl with some water still clinging.
Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large pot over medium heat. Add chopped onion and cook until soft and translucent, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes. Add sliced garlic and sprinkle with salt; cook until onion is golden brown, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Add kale and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and toss until wilted, about 3 minutes. Cover pot and reduce heat to medium-low. Continue cooking until kale is very tender, stirring occasionally and adding water by teaspoonfuls if dry, about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, cook spaghetti in medium pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Add cooked spaghetti to kale mixture in pot. Add lemon juice and 2 tablespoons reserved cooking liquid; toss to combine, adding more liquid by tablespoonfuls if dry. Sprinkle spaghetti with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

Stuffed portabello mushrooms

IMG_33742 portabello mushrooms stem and gills removed
olive oil
balsamic vinegar
garlic minced
spinach and kale
cottage cheese
fresh mozzarella cheese cut in small cubes
grated hard cheese
salt and pepper
bread crumbs

preheat oven to 400, apply olive oil to mushroom caps, added salt and pepper. Place in oven for 10 min gill side down. Turn over, sprinkle with vinegar and bake 10 more min. Saute greens in olive oil with minced garlic, cool and chop, add cheeses. Fill caps (may sprinkle bread crumbs over the top and bake around 10 more min until cheese is melting and crumbs are golden.

Colcannon Puffs from fatfreevegan.com


To save time, you can also form these into larger patties and pan-fry in a non-stick skillet.

1 1/2 pounds potatoes (you can peel if you want, but I didn’t)
6 ounces kale
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons soymilk
2 tablespoons potato starch or corn starch

Cut the potatoes into small cubes (about 1/2-inch), put them in a large pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender.

While the potatoes are cooking, remove the center stalk from the kale and slice the leaves into strips. When the potatoes are done, lift them out with a slotted spoon and place in a large mixing bowl. Put the kale into the potato water and cook for 6 minutes or until kale is tender. Remove kale with a slotted spoon to a food processor. Add 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid and pulse to chop fine.

Preheat oven to 425 F. Mash the potatoes and add the kale and all remaining ingredients. Stir well. Using a well-rounded tablespoon, form into balls about 1 inch across. Place them on an oiled baking sheet or, preferably, a baking sheet covered with a silicone mat or parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes. Carefully turn over and bake fore 20 minutes more, until lightly browned.

Kale Caesar Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing

1 bunch dinosaur or laminate kale
1/4 cup croutons
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup roasted garlic caesar dressing

Remove the stalks from the center of kale
Pile leaves on top of one another and roll together into a cigar. Cut kale into thin ribbons.

Dressing (makes 3/4 cup)
6-10 cloves of roasted garlic
olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon (1/4 cup)
1 tbsp capers
2 anchovy fillets
1/2 tsp salt

Puree the garlic & lemon juice, mustard salt and  1/3 cup olive oil. Taste and add more oil as necessary to get the consistency you like. Store in airtight container (good for up to 2 weeks)

In large bowl toss kale together with dressing. Add parmesan cheese and toss again. Divide among four plates. Top with breadcrumbs and cheese if you like.

Kale Salad — Tina

IMG_2721I used pumpkin seeds as I didn’t have candied walnuts and I like them with kale.

I had a big bag of chopped fresh kale only half-used. I had apples. I had spiced walnuts in the freezer that I made ages ago.

So I massaged the kale with some olive oil, s&p, and a few red pepper flakes. Put it on a cookie sheet with the frozen nuts and warmed them in a 325F oven for about 15 minutes. The kale was just crisp and the nuts had warmed through.

I made a light amount of dressing with balsamic, olive oil, s&p, bit of Dijon and a pinch of sugar. Chopped an apple.

When the kale and nuts had cooled, I chopped the nuts roughly, and tossed nuts, kale and apples with the dressing.

DMV Note: a nice addition is grated feta, pecorino or parm

garlicky kale from whole foods

1 bunch raw kale, washed, de-stemmed and dried
2 Tablespoons tahini
2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar (or water)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos (tamari or soy sauce would work too)
4 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 teaspoons minced garlic (1 – 2 cloves of garlic)
sesame seeds, to taste as garish (optional)

Break or cut kale into bite size pieces and place in a large bowl.
Puree all ingredients except kale and sesame seeds in a blender or food processor to blend the dressing.
Pour dressing over kale and massage into the kale with your hands until all pieces of kale are coated.
Let the salad sit in the fridge for an hour or so to marinate. You can skip this step if you need to eat right away, but allowing some time to marinate will wilt the kale a bit and make it a little more palatable – particularly for those who are skeptical of eating raw kale.
Sprinkle on some sesame seeds before serving if so desired.

farinata — margaret roach










½ lb. kale or cabbage or mix
6 cups water or vegetable broth (if the broth is salted, or you like a lot of Parmesan, adjust salt below)
1 teaspoon sea salt
¾ cup polenta (cornmeal)
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2-3 cloves minced or grated garlic, or to taste
¼ to ½ cup olive oil (with extra for garnish)


Wash and chop the greens; I use a coarse chiffonade cut (above photo), removing the toughest stem bits first.

Meantime, bring salted water (see above note) or stock to a rolling boil.

Reduce heat, cover, and simmer the greens until barely tender, just a few minutes, in the water or stock.

Gradually whisk in the cornmeal.

Cook on simmer until creamy, about 10 minutes.

Fold in the garlic, cheese and the oil; remove from heat.

Serve immediately in bowls garnished with more oil and pepper. Serves three (or two with seconds).
from a way to garden blog

Kale and Chickpea Stew — Emeril

  • 1/4 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground cumin seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole yellow-mustard seeds
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • One 19-ounce can chickpeas, drained
  • 5 cups vegetable stock or canned low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 pound kale, stems removed, cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • Cooked jasmine rice, for serving
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 1/4 cup julienned red bell pepper, for garnish

In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat ghee over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes or until translucent. Add garlic and ginger and cook for another 2 minutes. Add coriander, cumin, turmeric, cayenne, and yellow mustard seeds and cook for 1 minute longer. Add sweet potatoes, chickpeas, vegetable broth, kale, and salt and increase heat to medium-high. As soon as stew begins to simmer, reduce heat to medium-low and gently simmer for 35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender. Stir in coconut milk and cook for 15 minutes longer.

Serve with jasmine rice and garnish with chopped cilantro and red bell pepper. Serves 4 to 6