A picture is worth a thousand words, or so they say. I thought it would be fun to showcase a few Evernote pics from a few folks in the BTB45 to share with all of you on our recipe days. Maybe some photos will inspire you - you can look for more in the future!
But before we do thatl, let's toss out a recipe. This one is straight out of our cookbook (Paleo Comfort Foods - maybe you've heard of it?). The story behind it goes something like this: I (Jules) was up in Philly visiting my family, and my sister-in-law, Shada, had made this amazing kale salad. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not a super big fan of cooked kale. I think it kind of tastes like dirt. However, this salad totally changed my perspective on kale. And, it has a ton of fresh parsley and fresh mint, which gives me ample opportunity to use the goods from our garden.
The great thing about this salad is that you can get all sorts of creative with it. When my sister-in-law made it, she had used some of her homegrown sundried tomatoes, along with some feta cheese and other delicious mix-ins. We've made this with lime vs. lemon juice, pears instead of apples, pine nuts instead of pecans. Even without any mix ins, just the mint and parsley with olive oil and lemon juice, this salad is super tasty! Get creative and have fun!
SHADA'S KALE SALAD
- 1 bunch kale washed and tough stems removed
- 4 radishes, chopped
- 3/4 cup (75 g) sundried tomatoes, minced
- 2 granny smith apples, chopped
- 3/4 cup (20 g) flat leaf (Italian) parsley, chopped
- 3/4 cup (12 g) mint, chopped
- 1 cup toasted pecans
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 cup (125 mL) olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Chop the kale into very small pieces.
- Mix all the greens, herbs, veggies and fruit in a large bowl.
- Whisk together lemon juice and olive oil, then pour over salad and toss (I like to massage it all with my very clean hands).
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
So there's a new way to get some veggie matter into your life/mouth.
As promised, here are some photos from all of you to give you some other mealtime ideas!
Just like last week, share your own recipes and food fun ideas! Got a good restaurant suggestion for paleo eats? Feel free to share that too! I know some of you eat out *a lot,* so I'm guessing you might have some dining out ideas?