Kale Detox Salad

green curly kale

This is a refreshing salad to make after a rich feast like Thanksgiving dinner.

2 12-ounce bunches kale, stems removed, leaves cut into thin strips or chiffonade
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon salt, divided
1 cup whole pecans or hazelnuts
1 medium turnip, peeled and grated (1 cup)
1 medium rutabaga, peeled and grated (1 cup)
1 medium carrot, grated (1 cup)
2 green onions, cut thin on diagonal
1/2 cup pure maple syrup or honey
2 tablespoons organic canola oil or vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar
1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons agave nectar or honey

Massage olive oil, vinegar and half of the salt into kale for a minute or two and then set aside for about 20-30 minutes. Gently toss turnips, rutabagas, carrots, nuts and onions with the maple syrup or honey, oil, cayenne and remaining salt.

Make the dressing by whisking the lemon juice, zest, olive oil, soy sauce and agave or honey. When kale is softened, combine it with the root mixture, and then toss everything with the dressing.

We thank the Vegetarian Times for this recipe.

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Over-Wintered Cauliflower


Over-wintered cauliflower is oh-so-sweet!

Our cauliflower was planted in August and grew all winter. The cold weather made it sweeter than normal. You can eat the leaves, too! Prepare them as you would any other leafy green veggie.

Roasted Cauliflower: Combine cauliflower, cubed rutabagas, potatoes, and spring onions on a cookie sheet or baking dish. Drizzle with oil and season with thyme, basil, oregano, chili pepper flakes, and slat/pepper. Cover and bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes. Uncover, turn veggies and bake for 10-15 minutes more. Top with Parmesan cheese.

Steamed Cauliflower: Break cauliflower into florets and steam lightly. Drizzle with a puree of fresh berbs, garlic and oil before serving. Steam a combo of cubed cauliflower and rutabagas, then mash with lemon juice and fresh parsley.

Soup: Cube a leek, a medium head of cauliflower, garlic and a small potato or two. Boil in 8-10 cups of salted water or veggie/chicken stock until soft enough to puree in a blender. Return to soup pot and season with salt/pepper, thyme, and nutmeg (optional). Thicken by tossing in some lentils or rice.

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