Kale is so often mistreated. I don’t just mean verbally and culturally; it’s also mistreated in the kitchen. Have you ever tried to serve a kale salad and found the leaves too firm and bitter to stomach? Well, you’ve been missing an important step: marinating the kale. Check out the below recipe for Wasabi Kale Salad, and witness the method and benefits of this extra step firsthand!
It’s time for some word association! What produce comes to mind when you hear the word “summer”? Chances are, whatever you blurted out is included in this recipe for ratatouille, a fresh summer stew full of the most flavorful herbs and produce around.
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June is a month of transition: the height of spring slowly creeps towards the heat of summer. Flowers are in full bloom as the sun shines brighter for longer days and shorter nights. There are some flavors and combinations of flavors that epitomize this shift in seasons perfectly. A few of my favorites are citrus and floral notes, which are both in abundance in this delicious vodka-based cocktail recipe: Bloomin’ June.
Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer: grill-outs, picnics, and poolside lounging are all in order. Hopefully, there will be good enough weather to adequately celebrate! If you’re hosting or attending a potluck-style event for Memorial Day, I’ve got a recipe recommendation that is sure to please a crowd: Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad.
Sometimes, a light dinner is in order. You need something crunchy, savory, but bright, that requires as little “cooking” as possible. This recipe for lemon-herb sardine salad fits the bill; an excellent combination of flavors, with capers, lemon zest, and dijon mustard gives this salad a very French flair.
Have you ever heard of spaghetti squash? Even if you’ve never seen the bulbous yellow fruit in produce aisles, I bet you can guess its characteristics from its extremely enigmatic name. When cooked, the flesh of a spaghetti squash can be removed in stringy bits that resemble… drum roll please… spaghetti! So why not make a delicious pasta dish tonight, and up the nutrition by substituting boring old spaghetti for some vitamin A- and potassium- packed veggie noodles?
If you find yourself in a rut with uninspiring weeknight meals, why not try a new-to-you cuisine? Meals like chicken tikka masala come together quickly and seamlessly, especially with a well-stocked pantry. Aside from a deep dive into your spice cabinet, none of these ingredients are hard to come by.
Garlic gets a bad rap sometimes. I’ve seen tons of tricks lately for mellowing its bite or getting the smell off of your fingers, and it makes me feel sorry for garlic. It rarely gets the positive attention it deserves, so let’s remedy that. If you’ve ever enjoyed the flavor garlic–even slightly–then you’ll love this luxurious and nourishing recipe for garlic soup. It’s so… French.
Do you have some leftover avocados lying around? First of all, that’s crazy, there is no such thing as a “leftover” avocado. They are prized jewels that should be the focal point of every meal. But if you made a big batch of guacamole for a potluck and have one or two extra, you can make a healthy, filling breakfast in under 30 minutes.