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Bacon & Berry Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Bacon & Berry Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

Bacon & Berry Kale Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette

 

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette:

2 T. extra virgin olive oil

1 T. white wine vinegar

1 T. lemon juice

1 T. honey

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

Salad:

6 C. chopped kale

2 C. sliced strawberries

2 C. raspberries

1/2 pound cooked turkey bacon (or regular bacon)

2 small avocados, halved, pit removed, then sliced

 

Honey Lemon Vinaigrette: In a small blender or food processor, combine the ingredients for the vinaigrette: oil, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper. Set aside. Salad: In a large mixing bowl, combine the kale with the dressing. Massage the kale to soften. Add the strawberries, raspberries, and bacon. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. When ready to serve, top with sliced avocado.

Chicken Bacon Spaghetti

Chicken Bacon Spaghetti


12 oz. spaghetti or angel hair
1 T. extra-virgin olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 slices bacon
2 cloves garlic
2 c. diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
3 c. baby spinach
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan
Fresh basil, for garnish

In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook spaghetti or angel hair according to package directions until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water, and return to pot. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until cooked through and no longer pink, 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into strips. In a second skillet, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and drain, then chop. Pour off half the bacon fat and add garlic, tomatoes, and spinach to skillet. Season with salt and pepper, then add heavy cream, Parmesan, and 1/2 cup pasta water; let simmer. Add spaghetti or angel hair and toss until fully coated. Add chicken and bacon and toss, then garnish with basil and serve.

Marrow Beans with Swiss Chard and Zesty Lemon

Marrow Beans with Swiss Chard and Zesty Lemon

This is a plump white bean with a creamy texture, it was popular in the U.S. in the 1850’s as a baking bean. They have the flavor of bacon and work well pureed for soup. Great Northern Beans can be substituted.

1 1/2 C. marrow beans
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 large bunch Swiss chard (about 12 oz.)
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
1 1/2 C. chicken or vegetable broth, preferably homemade
Unrefined sea salt, finely ground

Pour the beans into a large mixing bowl, cover with hot water by 2 inches and stir in the baking soda. Cover the bowl with a kitchen towel and allow it to sit on the kitchen counter for at least 18 and up to 24 hours. Drain the beans and rinse them well. Put the soaked beans in a large stockpot and pour in enough water to cover the beans by 2 inches. Bring them to a boil over medium‑high heat, cover and simmer until tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain the beans and set aside. Using a sharp paring knife, separate the chard stems from the greens. Finely chop the stems and set them in a small bowl. Stack the leaves on top of one another, roll them into a cigar, and slice crosswise into strips 1/4 to 1/2 inch wide. Warm the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss in the garlic and chopped chard stems and sauté until the garlic softens and the color of the chard stems turns ever so slightly more vibrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in the red pepper flakes and lemon zest and cook for a minute or two, then add the beans to the skillet. Sauté the beans for 3 to 5 minutes, until they acquire the flavor of the garlic and lemon. Grab chard leaves by the handful and drop them into the hot pan. Stir once or twice to mix them with the beans, then add the broth. Cover and simmer until the chard leaves wilt, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the lemon juice and season with salt. Serve hot.

Kale Salad with Blue Cheese, Cranberries, and Candied Pecans

Kale Salad with Blue Cheese, Cranberries, and Candied Pecans

2 bunches dino kale (aka lacinato kale)
4 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. vinegar or lemon juice
1 C. candied pecans
1/2 C. crumbled blue cheese
1/2 C. dried cranberries
salt and pepper
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Strip the dino kale leaves from the stem by pinching at the base of the stem and pulling it through. Once all leaves are removed, discard the stems and rinse the leaves well. Dry in a salad spinner or with paper towels. Place the kale in a large bowl. Whisk together the olive oil and vinegar. Drizzle over the kale leaves, then add a pinch of salt and pepper to the greens, and massage the leaves with your fingers. Add the pecans, blue cheese, and cranberries, and toss. The salad is ready to serve. Enjoy!

Whole-wheat Spaghetti with Chard and Ricotta

Whole-wheat Spaghetti with Chard and Ricotta

1 lb. dried whole wheat spaghetti
2 tsp. olive oil
1 1/2 T. minced garlic
1 lb. green chard (rinsed, ends trimmed, and coarsely chopped)
1 container (15 oz.) low-fat ricotta
1/3 C. chopped roasted, salted pistachios
1/2 C. freshly grated pecorino or parmesan cheese
1 1/2 T. grated lemon peel
1 T. lemon juice
Salt and pepper

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, bring about 3 quarts water to a boil. Add spaghetti and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender to bite, 7 to 12 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 1/2 C. pasta-cooking water. Return spaghetti to pan. Meanwhile, heat oil in a 10- to 12-inch frying pan over medium heat. Add garlic; stir until fragrant but not brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chard; stir 3 to 4 minutes. Add 1 C. of reserved water; cook until chard stems are tender to bite, 6 to 8 minutes. Mix chard mixture into hot spaghetti with ricotta, pistachios, pecorino, lemon peel, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 C. reserved pasta-cooking water, and salt and pepper to taste.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Calories: 430
Fat: 11g
Fiber: 11g

Preserved Lemon Kale Caesar

Preserved Lemon Kale Caesar

a4118d6e194763119b26581aa9812abd4 ounces (about 1/4 loaf) any seeded sourdough bread
2 T. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large bunch lacinato kale, washed and dried, removed from the stalks, and torn into 2-inch pieces
1 T. red wine vinegar
The flesh of 1 preserved lemon, rinsed under cold water (peel right off of the peel and remove the seeds)
The rind of 1/2 preserved lemon, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tsp. honey
Fresh-ground black pepper
1/3 C. olive oil
1 egg yolk
1/2 C. grated Parmesan cheese

Make the croutons: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Tear the bread into rough, bite-size pieces and toss with the olive oil and salt. Spread on a baking sheet, and bake for 12 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool. Make the dressing: Combine the vinegar, preserved lemon flesh, garlic, honey, and pepper in a blender. Blend until well combined. Then, with the motor running on low speed, slowly add the olive oil through the whole in the lid of the blender. Stop the motor and add the egg yolk. Blend for a few seconds. Pour 3/4 of the dressing over the kale and toss well. Taste, and add more dressing if you think it needs it. Sprinkle the Parmesan, chopped lemon rind, and croutons over top of the salad and toss again.

Potatoes in Garlicky Chard Broth

Potatoes in Garlicky Chard Broth

ab91d9426e3e969a52dd24ad55fd1aa11 pound small potatoes of your choice, scrubbed
3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bunch chard, stems removed
1 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan, add cold water to cover by an inch and season generously with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer until potatoes are fork tender, about 10-12 minutes depending on their size. Drain and halve the potatoes if large and set aside while you prepare the broth. Add the finely chopped garlic along with the tablespoon of olive oil over low heat to a large skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes until the garlic starts to sizzle and becomes fragrant. Roughly chop the chard and add to the pan along with ½ cup of the stock. Cook for 2-3 minutes or just until the chard starts to wilt. Add the chard to the bowl of a food processor or blender and pulse until the chard is finely chopped. Add the potatoes and chard mixture back to the skillet along with the remaining ½ cup of stock and the lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are heated through. Taste and season with salt and pepper.

Spanakopita (Spinach Pies)

Spanakopita (Spinach Pies)

picKVzuRM5 tablespoons olive oil
1½ cups chopped green onions with some green
1 pound 9 ounces spinach leaves [about 2 bunches], washed, drained and shredded
1/3 cup coarsely chopped fresh dill (include some stalks)
salt
7 ounces feta, coarsely shredded
2 eggs, lightly beaten
freshly grated nutmeg
freshly ground black pepper

27 sheets of phyllo pastry* final dimensions 9×10 inches
olive oil, for brushing

To make the filling, choose a nonstick pot that is large enough to take all the spinach. Add the oil and put over medium heat. Add the onions and sauté until softened. Add the spinach and a little salt, and cook, covered, until the spinach wilts, turning it through a couple of times. Flick in a little water if necessary, but there should be enough coming from the spinach. Now uncover and simmer until the spinach softens and most of the water has evaporated. Remove to a bowl to cool. Add the dill, feta, eggs, nutmeg and a few grinds of pepper. Mix thoroughly and taste a little for salt.

Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 12¾ x 8-inch baking dish. Cut your phyllo sheets and keep them covered with a dish cloth to prevent them from drying out. Now you will have to work quickly so that the pastry doesn’t dry and crack, keeping the phyllo you are not working with covered with a dish cloth. Lay 1 phyllo sheet flat on a work surface and brush it well with olive oil. Lay another sheet neatly on top, brush it with oil and repeat once more, so that you have 3 layers. Now dollop 2 heaped tablespoons of filling along one short end, leaving a border of about an inch. Drag the filling into an even line, then roll up the pastry fairly tightly into a cigar shape starting from the spinach end, making one full turn, then turn and tuck the sides over and continue rolling. Brush the surface with oil. Make 8 more rolls in this way and as they are finished, arrange them in the dish side by side so they all fit touching in a row running from one short side to the opposite side, like soldiers all lined up. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden. Cool a dash before serving, as these are best eaten warm.

*The dimensions of commercial phyllo vary from brand to brand, so you will need to work out the number of phyllo sheets you require in the beginning, according to the makers dimensions.

Spinach & Cranberry Salad

Spinach & Cranberry Salad

Cranberry-Spinach-Side-Salad1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted (350 degrees for 10 minutes)
Full pinch paprika

1/2 lb. (8 ounces) spinach, rinsed
1/2 cup fresh, finely diced onion
1/2 cup dried cranberries (I use Craisins)
1/3 cup blanched and slivered almonds (pine nuts or walnuts are also excellent), toasted (350 degrees for 10 minutes)

After rinsing the spinach, pat lightly with clean paper towels to remove any excess water. Set aside to dry further while you make the dressing. To make the dressing: In a small bowl, or a jar/bottle with a tight lid, combine the oil, sugar, vinegars, sesame seeds, and paprika. Whisk or shake well, until thoroughly combined. To make the salad: Toss spinach, onion, cranberries, and almonds in a large bowl until combined. Drizzle all of the dressing over the top of the salad and toss gently to distribute it evenly throughout the salad

Swiss Chard with Beans

Swiss Chard with Beans

2 large bunches Swiss chard
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 (15-ounce) can butter beans or white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons tabasco brand Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce
1 teaspoon salt

Remove stems from Swiss chard; coarsely chop Swiss chard. Heat oil in 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat until hot. Add Swiss chard. Cook until wilted, but still bright green, stirring frequently. Stir in beans, tabasco Green Sauce and salt. Cook over medium heat until mixture is heated through.

Cheezy Herb Kale Chips

Cheezy Herb Kale Chips

kalechips1 large bunch of kale, washed and dried (Tuscan preferred, but Curly works)
2 T. olive oil
1 T. apple cider vinegar
1 T. water
2 T. nutritional yeast
1 tsp. dried chives
1 tsp. dried parsley
1\2 tsp. garlic powder
1\2 tsp. dried dill
1\2 kosher salt
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 2-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients. (Olive oil though salt.) Pour over kale and mix well. Spread out in a single layer onto 2 baking sheets. Bake for about 50 minutes, turning the leaves halfway through, about 25 minutes. **At about 40 minutes, I’ll check on them and take out the ones that are already crispy. The leaves will never cook evenly. It helps to remove the crispy ones first and leave the rest so they can continue to bake!

Apple, Kale & Cheddar Melt with Red Onion-Rosemary Marmalade

Apple, Kale & Cheddar Melt with Red Onion-Rosemary Marmalade

For the Red Onion Marmalade

2 large red onions, thinly sliced

2 T olive oil

1/2 t salt

1/4 c sugar

1/4 c balsamic vinegar

1 t fresh rosemary leaves (dried is fine, too)

 

For the sandwich

2 slices of bread (French, sourdough, Italian, etc.)

1/2 T butter

2-3 slices of sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced

1 medium kale leaf, torn in half

1-2 T Red Onion Marmalade

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Prepare the red onion marmalade. In a deep skillet, heat the olive oil over medium low heat. Add the onions & salt, and cook for about 15 minutes, until softened, translucent, and beginning to caramelize. Add the sugar and cook for another 5 minutes or so. Increase heat to medium, add the balsamic vinegar & rosemary, and bring to a simmer. Cook until the onions have completely caramelized and tender, stirring constantly. (Note: if you need to, reduce the flame just a little during cooking, to ensure the onions don’t burn.) Remove from heat and set aside.* Now for the easy part! Preheat a pan or griddle over medium heat. Butter one side of each slice of bread, and add the cheese, apple slices and onion marmalade to the unbuttered sides. Place on the griddle and cook for about 2 minutes or so, then add the kale. Put both halves together and grill for another 1-2 minutes on each side, until the golden brown on the outside and warm, gooey and melty on the inside. Serve on its own or with a nice salad (a kale one, for good measure!), and enjoy! * The red onion marmalade can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks. That is, if it lasts that long!

Curried Kale with Sautéed Apple and Onion

Curried Kale with Sautéed Apple and Onion

1 medium Granny Smith apple (peeled & cored, cut into 1/4″-thick wedges)

2 T. Butter

1 medium Onion

1/3 tsp. curry powder (or to taste)

1 lb. Kale (tough stems removed, leaves coarsely chopped)

1/2 C. water

1/2 tsp. tamari soy sauce (or to taste)

 

Heat Butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat until hot but not smoking, then sauté chopped Onion, stirring occasionally, until golden. Add apple and curry powder and sauté, stirring, until apple is almost tender, about 2 minutes. Add kale and water and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until kale is tender and most of liquid is evaporated, about 5 minutes. Drizzle with tamari soy sauce and toss to coat evenly.

 

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Hortopita – Greek Greens Pie with Feta Cheese

Hortopita – Greek Greens Pie with Feta Cheese

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7 cups chopped fresh spinach
3 cups chopped chard
1 cup sliced leeks
¾ cup chopped spring onion
¼ cup myronia (wild chervil)
¼ cup kafkalithres (Mediterranean hartwort)
2-3 tablespoons dill
2-3 tablespoons mint
3-4 ounces crumbled feta
1 egg
salt/pepper
½ cup olive oil
6 sheets of phyllo dough
1-2 teaspoons sesame seeds

Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Wash and chop all the vegetables. Dry well. Heat a pot with 1-2 teaspoon olive oil on low to medium heat, add the greens and heat until spinach is wilted- about 3 minutes and liquids have evaporated. Place spinach in colander and let it drain and cool. Once cool, squeeze the liquids out with your hands, place in large bowl. In a small bow beat the egg and add crumbled feta and a bit of salt and pepper for taste, add to greens and mix well. Take a round 8-9 inch pan and brush with olive oil. Spread a phyllo sheet and cut in half. Place phyllo in pan scrunching it so it fits in the pan, this will make for thicker and crispier base. Brush with olive oil and continue until you have 6 layers (using 3 sheets cut in half). Empty the greens mixture in the pan, spreading evenly. Cover with 6 layers of phyllo using the same technique as before. After placing the last phyllo sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Score the top phyllo layers in 6-8 pieces, do not cut all the way through. Bake in the lower level of the oven for about 45 minutes. I usually place the pie all the way on the bottom directly on the oven for the last 10 minutes for a crunchy crust. Remove and let it cool. It can be enjoyed warm or at room temperature.

Simple Garlicky Greens (Kale, Collards or Chard)

Simple Garlicky Greens (Kale, Collards or Chard)

Garlicky-chard21 large bunch greens of your choice (chard, kale, or collard greens)

1 T. extra-virgin olive oil

3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced

Juice of 1/2 lemon or apple cider vinegar to taste

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

 

Remove stems and thick mid-ribs from whatever type of greens you are using. Wash the leaves thoroughly, dousing a batch at a time in a large bowl to make sure that all sand and grit are removed. If you’d like to use the midribs, slice them very thinly. Otherwise, discard them (you may want to discard collard stems in any case; they’re pretty tough). Stack a few leaves atop one another and cut into wide strips. Heat the oil in a soup pot or steep-sided stir-fry pan. Add the garlic and sauté over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden. Add the greens to the pot and stir to coat with the oil. Add just enough water to keep the bottom of the pot moist. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the greens are bright green and just tender. Swiss chard takes 3 to 5 minutes; kale and collards about 5 to 8 minutes. Add the lemon juice or vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve at once straight from the cooking vessel, or transfer to a covered container to serve from.

 

Sweet Additions: Once cooked, stir in raisins, dried cranberries, currents, or sliced dried apricots or figs. Caramelized onions and shallots add an earthy sweetness as well.

 

Nutty Additions: Sprinkle toasted nuts over the top before serving. Try pine nuts, slivered almonds, chopped pecans or walnuts.

 

Savory Additions: Sliced brine cured olives, sliced sun-dried tomatoes, or capers

 

Spicy Additions: Red Pepper Flakes, fresh seeded and minced chile pepper, or Chili oil, Thai hot sauce, or other hot condiment to taste.

 

 

 

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Spinach and Carrot Salad with Ginger Miso Vinaigrette

Spinach and Carrot Salad with Ginger Miso Vinaigrette

1 tablespoon minced ginger
8339_2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon miso paste
3 tablespoons canola oil
4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
4 cups packed spinach, tough stems removed

In a small bowl, combine the ginger, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, miso paste and a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle in the oil in a thin stream, whisking constantly until the dressing is emulsified. Add more pepper or miso to taste. Thinly slice the carrots on the bias. In a large bowl, toss them with the spinach and a little vinaigrette at a time until the spinach and carrots are lightly coated but not drenched in dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans

Kale Salad with Cherries and Pecans

kale-salad-with-cherries-and-pecans-lg-99991/2 cup pecans
8 ounces Black Kale, also known as Cavolo Nero, or Lacinato, Dinosaur, or Tuscan Kale
4 ounces radishes, sliced into paper-thin rounds
1/2 cup dried cherries
2 ounces soft goat cheese, chilled

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon smooth Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Optional step: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spread the pecans on a tray. Toast them for 5 to 10 minutes, tossing them once or twice to make sure they toast evenly. Remove them from the oven and set them aside to cool. Wash your kale and let it dry on spread-out kitchen or paper towels. Then, with a knife, remove the rib from each stalk, leaving long strips of kale leaves. Stack the leaves in small batches, roll them tightly the long way, and cut the roll crosswise into thin ribbons. Add the kale ribbons to a large salad bowl. Add the radishes, pecans and cherries. Crumble the goat cheese over top. Whisk dressing ingredients together in a small dish, and pour the dressing over the salad. NOTE: This salad is great to eat right away, but even better after 20 minutes of tenderizing in the dressing.

Tomato Spinach Salad

Tomato Spinach Salad

tomato-spinach-salad2 cups fresh spinach
2 tomatoes, cut into chunks or wedges
6 small mozzarella balls, cut in half
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

In a salad bowl, combine spinach, tomatoes, and mozzarella balls. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, honey, and balsamic vinegar. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.

Roasted Garlic and Smoky Greens Soup Recipe

Roasted Garlic and Smoky Greens Soup Recipe

soupegg3 large garlic heads

3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving

2 medium leeks, cleaned and thinly sliced crosswise (white and pale green parts only)

2 bay leaves

1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves

Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 medium russet potato, peeled and medium dice

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, plus more as needed

4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth

12 ounces kale, tough stems removed and leaves cut into 1/2-inch slices (about 4 cups)

1 cup water

4 poached eggs (optional)

 

Heat the oven to 375°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Peel any loose outer skins from the garlic heads and cut off the top quarter of each head to expose the cloves. Place the garlic heads, cut side up, on a large piece of foil, drizzle 1 tablespoon of the oil over all 3 heads, and wrap tightly to form a foil packet. Place the packet on a baking sheet and bake until the garlic cloves are golden brown and very tender, about 60 to 75 minutes. Remove from the oven, open the packet, and let the garlic sit until cool enough to handle. Squeeze the roasted cloves from their skins and place in a small bowl; set aside. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until shimmering. Add the leeks, bay leaves, and rosemary, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring frequently, until the leeks have begun to soften and the herbs are fragrant, about 4 minutes. Add the potato, roasted garlic, and paprika, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until a bit of crust begins to form on the bottom of the pan, about 10 minutes. Add the broth and, using a wooden spoon, loosen the crusty bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a tightfitting lid, and let simmer until the potatoes are knife tender, about 15 minutes. Discard the bay leaves and remove the pan from the heat. Using a blender, purée the soup in batches until smooth, removing the small cap from the blender lid (the pour lid) and covering the space with a kitchen towel (this allows steam to escape and prevents the lid from popping off). Place the blended soup in a clean saucepan. (Alternatively, you can use an immersion blender to purée the soup in the original saucepan.)

Return the soup to a simmer over low heat. Add the kale and water and stir to combine. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender but still brightly colored, about 10 to 12 minutes. Taste and add more paprika, salt, and pepper as needed. Ladle the soup into bowls, drizzle with olive oil, season with pepper, and top with a poached egg if desired.

Creamy Roasted Garlic Soup with Chard

Creamy Roasted Garlic Soup with Chard

1 head garlic, unpeeled

1 T. olive oil

1 lg yellow onion, chopped

1 container (32 oz) fat free reduced sodium chicken broth

1 1/2 C leftover smashed new potatoes (about 1/3 recipe)

2 C thinly sliced carrots

1 T. chopped fresh rosemary

1 tsp. dried basil

1 lg bunch Swiss chard, stemmed and chopped (about 8 c)

1 can (15 oz) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

 

Preheat oven to 425°F. Slice off top third of garlic and discard. Wrap garlic in foil and roast 40 minutes. Let cool. Squeeze roasted garlic from papery skin into small bowl and discard skin. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium high heat. Add onion and cook 5 minutes or until translucent. Add broth and one third of the garlic. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Working in 2 batches, puree potatoes and onion broth mixture in blender until smooth. Return to pan. Stir in carrots, rosemary, basil, and remaining garlic and cook over medium heat 10 minutes, stirring often. Add chard, return to a simmer, and cook, stirring, 5 minutes. Add beans and cook 5 minutes longer.

 

 

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Green Soup with Kale and Potatoes (Caldo Verde)

Green Soup with Kale and Potatoes (Caldo Verde)

The dark green Galician cabbage used by Portuguese cooks for this winter soup is not easily found outside of Portugal, but kale or collard greens can be substituted. Bowls of the soup are often drizzled with chili pepper sauce.

 

1/4 C. plus 4 tsp. olive oil

1 large yellow onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

3 baking potatoes, about 1 lb total weight, peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick

6 C. water

2 tsp. salt, plus salt to taste

3/4 pound kale or collard greens

1/4 pound chourico or linguica sausage

Freshly ground pepper

Chili Pepper Sauce

 

In a large saucepan over medium heat, warm the 1/4 C. olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic and potatoes and sauté over medium-high heat for a few minutes longer. Add the water and the 2 tsp. salt. Cover and simmer over medium heat until the potatoes are very soft when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.  Meanwhile, rinse the greens well, drain and remove the tough stems. Working in batches, stack the leaves, roll them up like a cigar and cut crosswise into very thin strips. Set aside.  In a sauté pan over medium heat, cook the sausage, turning to brown all sides, until firm and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Let cool, then cut into slices 1/2 inch thick. Set aside. When the potatoes are ready, remove from the heat and, using a wooden spoon or a potato masher, mash them to a purée in the water in the pan. Return the pan to low heat, add the sliced sausage and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the greens, stir well and simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes. (Do not overcook; the greens should remain bright green and slightly crunchy.) Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle the soup into warmed bowls, drizzle each serving with 1 tsp. olive oil and serve hot.

 

 

 

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Cheesy Herb Kale Chips

Cheesy Herb Kale Chips

kale1 large bunch of kale, washed and dried

2 T. olive oil

1 T. apple cider vinegar

1 T. water

2 T. nutritional yeast

1 tsp. dried chives

1 tsp. dried parsley

1\2 tsp. garlic powder

1\2 tsp. dried dill

1\2 tsp. kosher salt

 

Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F. Remove the ribs from the kale and cut into 2-inch pieces. Place in a large bowl and set aside. In a small bowl, mix together the rest of the ingredients. (Olive oil though salt.) Pour over kale and mix well. Spread out in a single layer onto 2 baking sheets. Bake for about 50 minutes, turning the leaves halfway through, about 25 minutes. **At about 40 minutes, I’ll check on them and take out the ones that are already crispy. The leaves will never cook evenly. It helps to remove the crispy ones first and leave the rest so they can continue to bake!

 

1. There’s a variety of different kinds of kale. The most common type is curly kale which I used in this recipe. I’ve also used tuscan kale which is more tender and a little less bitter. I actually prefer to use tuscan kale, but it’s not always available.

 

2. Practice makes perfect. Even though recipes for kale chips are pretty simple, it takes a few tries to get them how you’d like. I’ve tried cooking them at many different temperatures, but have come to a conclusion that their best cooked at lower temperatures for a longer period of time. Cooking them at too high of a temperature causes them to burn easily and results in them being bitter.

 

3. Bake them in a thin layer. You want the kale chips to bake as evenly as they can, so be sure to place them side by side without overlapping.

 

Rapini with Golden Raisins

Rapini with Golden Raisins

2 T. extra-virgin olive oil, 2 turns of the pan

1 small onion, chopped

1/4 C. golden raisins, a couple of handfuls

1 1/2 lb. fresh rapini, broccoli rabe, trimmed and coarsely chopped

Salt

1(14-oz.) can chicken broth or 2 C. water

 

Heat a deep skillet over medium heat. Add oil and onions and cook 3 minutes. Add raisins, rapini and season with salt. Add broth or water. Bring liquid to a bubble, then reduce heat to simmer and cover the pan. Cook rapini 12 minutes or until tender and no longer bitter. Remove lid and allow liquid to reduce by 1/2, 2 or 3 minutes. Transfer cooked rapini and plumped raisins to a serving dish.

 

 

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Braised Hearty Greens with Pancetta and Pine Nuts

Braised Hearty Greens with Pancetta and Pine Nuts

1/3 C. pine nuts

6 oz. pancetta, sliced 1/4-inch thick and chopped

1/2 C. thinly sliced red onion

2 1/2 pounds hearty greens (kale, mustard, turnip, or collards) stemmed and leaves chopped

1 C. low-sodium chicken broth

1 T. packed brown sugar

Salt and pepper

1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

2 T. unsalted butter

2 T. red wine vinegar

 

Toast pine nuts in Dutch oven over medium heat until golden, about 5 minutes; set aside. Cook pancetta in now-empty pot until browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer pancetta to paper towel-lined plate. Cook onion in now-empty pot until softened, about 5 minutes. Add half of greens, broth, sugar, 1/2 tsp. salt, and cayenne. Cover and cook until greens are beginning to wilt, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining greens and cook, covered, stirring occasionally, over medium-low heat until completely tender, about 30 minutes. Remove lid and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until liquid is nearly evaporated, about 10 minutes. Stir in pancetta, butter, and vinegar and cook until butter is melted, about 30 seconds. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve.

 

 

 

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BBQ Black Beans with Kale

BBQ Black Beans with Kale

bbqbeans2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

1 lb. kale, stems discarded, leaves rinsed and coarsely chopped

4 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

1 large yellow bell pepper, chopped

2 tsp. ancho chile powder

2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained

3/4 C. barbecue sauce

1 shot (1 1/2 oz.) rum

 

In a large skillet, heat 1 tsp. oil over medium heat. Add kale (in batches if necessary), salt, pepper, and garlic. Cook until wilted, a few minutes. Pour into a bowl and set aside. Heat remaining tsp. olive oil in the skillet over medium heat. Sauté bell pepper with ancho chile powder for about 4 minutes, until the pepper softens. Add beans, barbecue sauce, and rum. Turn to low heat and cook gently for 15 minutes. Stir in kale. Serve over baked potato or rice

 

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Spanakopita with Fresh Herbs and Wild Greens

Spanakopita with Fresh Herbs and Wild Greens

Spanakopita with Fresh Herbs and Wild Greens

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cups chopped onion, leeks, scallions, or a combination

2 pounds greens, chopped into bite-size pieces

Salt

4 eggs, beaten

2 cups cottage cheese or ricotta cheese

1{1/2} cups crumbled feta cheese (about {1/2} pound)

1 head garlic, cloves peeled and chopped

{1/2} cup chopped fresh basil

{1/2} cup chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

Freshly ground black pepper

{3/4} cup (1{1/2} sticks) butter, melted

1 (1-pound) package frozen phyllo dough, defrosted

Ground paprika, dried chives, dill seeds, or fennel seeds (optional)

 

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Warm the oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the greens in several layers, salting lightly as you go. I use a large soup pot because 2 pounds of greens is a lot, and it usually fills the whole pot. Put the lid on and cook over medium-low heat, stirring every 2 to 3 minutes, until the greens have cooked down to about one-quarter of their original volume. Put the greens in a colander to drain and set aside to cool. I like to set the colander over a pan and collect the drippings; they are flavorful and nutritious and can be used like broth in your cooking. Combine the eggs with the cottage cheese, feta, garlic, basil, parsley, and oregano, and season generously with pepper. Once the greens have drained and cooled, stir them into the mixture. With a pastry brush, grease the inside of a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with some of the melted butter. Lay a sheet of phyllo dough in the dish so that only half of it covers the bottom of the pan, with the extra hanging over one of the long ends of the pan. Brush the half of the sheet that’s in the pan with melted butter. Lay another sheet on top, again with only half the sheet covering the bottom of the pan, setting it exactly on top of the first sheet, and brush with butter. Continue this process until you have laid out and buttered 8 sheets, then repeat with another 8 sheets, only with the extra spilling out over the opposite side of the pan. Add the filling, spreading it out evenly to the edges of the pan. Fold the pieces of phyllo dough over the top, alternating between sides, brushing each layer with butter. Layer any remaining phyllo dough on top, folding each piece to fit the pan and brushing with butter between each layer. Continue layering the phyllo dough until you run out of space in the pan, phyllo dough, or butter! Dust the top with paprika, dried chives, and dill or fennel seeds, if desired. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling and the top is golden brown. Cut into pieces and serve hot (although it is also yummy cold).

 

Green Substitutions: For this dish I like to combine wild greens like dandelion, nettle, galinsoga, lamb’s-quarters, and sorrel with cultivated greens like spinach, Swiss chard, kale, and tatsoi, but you can use whatever you have available. If you do not have fresh herbs, you can substitute 1 tablespoon each of dried basil, parsley, and oregano for the fresh herbs.

Sweet and Crunchy Spinach Salad

Sweet and Crunchy Spinach Salad

Sweet and Crunchy Spinach Salad

2 bunches spinach, well rinsed & dried, torn

1/2 lb. bacon, cut in pieces, fried & crumbled

2 red apples, cut in pieces (Matchsticks for a more elegant presentation)

1/2 c. golden raisins

1/2 c. dry roasted peanuts, unsalted

1 sm jicama, cut in pieces (Matchsticks for a more elegant presentation)

 

Add ingredients to salad bowl.  Use favorite salad bottled dressing or to with a sweet vinaigrette.

Spinach with Garlic and Pine Nuts

Spinach with Garlic and Pine Nuts

1/2 pound spinach leaves, tough stems removed (31/2 to 4 C. loosely packed)

1/2 T. extra-virgin olive oil

1 T. pine nuts

1 garlic clove, sliced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Wash spinach and spin dry, leaving some droplets of water on leaves.  Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pine nuts and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.  Add spinach to the pan, in batches if necessary, and sauté until starting to wilt, 30 seconds. Cook, stirring and tossing frequently until all spinach is wilted and liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

 

Yield: 6 servings

Calories: 90

Fat: 1g

Fiber: 3g

Fettuccine with Swiss Chard, Garlic and Parmesan

Fettuccine with Swiss Chard, Garlic and Parmesan

Fettuccine with Swiss Chard, Garlic and Parmesan

3/4 lb. fettuccine

1 T. olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

Salt to taste

Freshly ground black pepper

2 cloves garlic, finely minced

2 lbs. Swiss chard, washed

A pinch of nutmeg

2 T. low-fat sour cream

1/4 C. Parmesan cheese

 

Place a large pot of water on to boil. Add the fettuccine and cook about 12 minutes until al dente. Drain.  Meanwhile, cut the Swiss chard into 1/4-inch wide pieces.  Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over moderately high heat. Add the onions, salt and pepper and cook until the onions start to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more.  Add the chard and nutmeg to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes more. Stir in the low-fat sour cream.  Toss the fettuccine with the Swiss chard mixture.  Divide the fettuccine among 4 warmed serving plates and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Kale with Bacon and Chestnuts

Kale with Bacon and Chestnuts

Kale with Bacon and Chestnuts

This is a perfect Christmas-dinner side dish, especially for people who avoid Brussels sprouts. It also makes an excellent accompaniment to roast partridge or pheasant or can be served with a fried egg for supper.

 

1 1/2 pounds curly kale (or cavolo nero, or savoy or other winter cabbage)

2 T. canola or olive oil

6 ounces bacon, finely chopped

6 ounces peeled cooked chestnuts, coarsely chopped

1 T. unsalted butter

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Remove the tough stalks from the kale or other greens and coarsely shred the leaves. Cook the kale in a large saucepan of boiling salted water for 3 to 4 minutes, until tender, then drain well and let stand to steam off excess moisture. Meanwhile, heat a large frying pan, add the oil, then the bacon, and fry over medium heat until it is just starting to become crisp. Toss the chestnuts into the pan, stirring well so they absorb the hot bacon fat. Add the kale, along with the butter and some salt and pepper. Toss well and serve right away.

Adzuki Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Adzuki Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

 

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon cumin

2 generous teaspoons finely chopped chipotle pepper (from can, or rehydrated from dried chile)

2 teaspoons fine grain sea salt

2 medium-large onions

6 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice

5 – 6 cups water

5 whole canned tomatoes, chopped

1 bunch lacinato kale

4 cups cooked or canned adzuki beans

chopped cilantro for serving

 

Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the cinnamon, coriander, chipotle and salt and sauté for a minute or two – until aromatic. Add the onions and sauté for about 10 minutes, until they are soft and beginning to brown.  Add the garlic and butternut squash and cook for another 5 minutes. Add 5 cups of water. Increase the heat to bring to a boil, and once boiling, reduce heat, cover, and simmer until the squash begins to soften, 15-20 minutes or so. Once the squash has softened, break up some pieces with the back of your spoon (it should be soft enough for you to do this relatively easily). Add the tomatoes, and cook a couple more minutes before adding the kale and beans. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and the cilantro.

Chickpea and Spinach Soup

Chickpea and Spinach Soup

 

1 1/2 cups dried chickpeas (3/4 pound), soaked overnight and drained

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

1 large Spanish onion, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic

2 bay leaves

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

2 quarts water

1 1/2 pounds spinach, stemmed and coarsely chopped

Salt

 

In a large saucepan, cover the chickpeas with 3 inches of water and bring to a boil. Cover partially and cook over moderately low heat until the chickpeas are tender, about 1 hour; drain. Wipe out the saucepan used to cook the chickpeas and add 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned, about 8 minutes. Add the garlic, bay leaves and crushed red pepper and cook for 2 minutes. Add the water and bring to a boil. Add the chickpeas and cook over moderate heat until very tender, about 10 minutes. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove the bay leaves. In a blender, puree the soup in batches until smooth or puree it using an immersion blender. Season with salt. Serve in soup plates; drizzle with olive oil.  The soup can be refrigerated for up to 3 days. When reheating it, thin with water if necessary.

Italian Chard Stuffing

Italian Chard Stuffing

 

3/4 loaf (3/4 lb.) French bread

1 1/2 cups nonfat milk

2 pounds Italian sausages

1 cup chopped parsley

1 garlic clove, minced or pressed

1 medium onion, chopped

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1 1/2 pounds green Swiss chard, stem ends trimmed, coarsely chopped

1 1/2 cups freshly grated parmesan cheese

1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil

1/4 teaspoon dried rubbed sage

1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary

Salt

 

Cut bread into 1/2-in. slices. Place slices in a large bowl and add milk. Mix gently with a spoon to saturate with milk and let stand about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Meanwhile, place a 6- to 8-qt. pot over high heat. Squeeze sausages from casings into pot. Discard casings. Cook meat, stirring often to crumble, until lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes; discard fat. Add parsley, garlic, onion, and celery. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Add chard and 1/2 cup water and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 5 minutes. With your hands, squeeze bread slices to break them into tiny pieces. Add cooked meat mixture, parmesan, basil, sage, and rosemary. Season with salt to taste. Preheat oven to 325° or 350° (use temperature turkey requires; see Note below). Spoon stuffing into a shallow 3-qt. (9- by 13-in.) casserole. For moist stuffing, cover with foil; for crusty stuffing, do not cover. Bake until hot (at least 150° in center) or lightly browned, at least 30 minutes.ke ahead: Up to 1 day ahead, make stuffing, put in casserole, cover, and chill. Allow about 1 hour to bake. Note: For turkeys 10-13 lbs., oven/bbq temperature should be 350°; for turkeys 14 lbs. and over, oven/bbq temperature should be 325°.

White Bean Soup with Greens

White Bean Soup with Greens

 

1 1/2 pounds Swiss chard, escarale, or beet greens, trimmed

6 cups chicken broth

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 cup cooked white beans

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish

Red-pepper flakes, for garnish

 

Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the greens and cook for 7 minutes, or until barely tender. Drain the greens, squeezing out as much water as possible. (This can be done several hours before cooking in the soup. It is not necessary to cut the greens, because they will break apart while they cook in the soup.)  Bring the broth to a simmer in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and greens. If using canned white beans, place them in a strainer and rinse them under cold running water to remove excess sodium. Add the beans to the broth. Simmer gently, partially covered, for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper to taste. (Do not add the salt before the soup has finished cooking, or it may become too salty.)  Ladle the soup into heated bowls. Pass the cheese and pepper flakes at the table.

Roasted Kale with Preserved Lemons

Roasted Kale with Preserved Lemons

 

1 1/4 pounds dinosaur or curly green kale (about 2 bunches), rinsed

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper

3 tablespoons chopped preserved lemons (see notes) or 1 tablespoon slivered lemon peel

 

Tear kale leaves away from tough center stems; discard stems. Cut kale into 2-inch pieces and place in a large bowl. Add oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper; mix well to coat. Spoon into a 9- by 13-inch baking dish (kale will fill dish). Bake in a 450° regular or convection oven, stirring occasionally, until top pieces of kale are crisp and remaining are tender to bite, 20 to 25 minutes. Stir in preserved lemons or lemon peel and spoon into a bowl. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Southern Collards

Southern Collards

1 slice (1 ounce) canadian bacon, finely chopped 

1/4 C. finely chopped onion 

1 tsp. canola oil 

1 pound collard greens, chopped or torn into small pieces 

1/4 tsp. salt 

Pinch of ground red pepper 

Wine or cider vinegar 

 

To prep the collard greens for cooking, wash them in a large amount of cold water. Drain the greens (some water clinging to the leaves is fine). Chop off and discard any browned bottom stems. Place a big bunch of the leaves on a work surface. Holding the bunch tightly in one hand, using a cleaver or chef’s knife to slice crosswise into shreds. Continue until all of the leaves are sliced. In a large skillet, combine the bacon, onion, and oil. Set over low heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes, or until sizzling. Increase the heat to medium-high. Add the greens to the pan; toss with tongs. Cover and cook, tossing occasionally, for about 4 minutes, or until the leaves are brightly colored and glossy. Add the salt and pepper. Serve with vinegar to drizzle at the table.

 

Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 54

Fat: 1g

Fiber: 4g

Chard-Topped Steaks

Chard-Topped Steaks

 

1 slice Bacon, chopped

4 Beef Tenderloin Steaks, cut 1” thick

3 C. very thinly sliced fresh swiss chard leaves

½ tsp. dried Thyme

1/8 tsp. Salt

1/8 tsp. Black Pepper

 

In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet, reserving drippings. Crumble bacon; set aside. Remove skillet from heat; set aside. Preheat broiler. Trim fat from steaks. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place steaks on unheated rack of a broiler pan. Broil 3-4 inches from heat from the heat for 12 to 14 minute for medium rare, turning once, halfway through cooking. Meanwhile cook and stir swiss chard in drippings in skillet over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or just until tender. Stir in crumbled bacon, thyme, salt and pepper. Spoon chard over steaks to serve.

Potato, Kale, and Kielbasa Casserole

Potato, Kale, and Kielbasa Casserole

3 pounds russet (baking) potatoes (about 6)

½ stick (¼ cup) unsalted butter

¾ cup chicken broth

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 ½ pounds kale, coarse stems discarded and the leaves washed well

½ pound Münster, grated coarse (about 2 cups)

1 pound smoked kielbasa, cut crosswise into ¼-inch-thick pieces

2 large onions, halved lengthwise and sliced thing crosswise

 

Preheat oven to 400°F. In a kettle combine the potatoes, peeled and quartered, with enough water to cover them by 2 inches, bring the water to a boil, and boil the potatoes for 15 minutes, or until they are tender. Transfer the potatoes with a slotted spoon to a colander, reserving the cooking liquid, and force them through a ricer into a bowl. Add the butter, ½ cup of the broth, the vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste and combine the mixture well. Bring the reserved cooking liquid to a boil, add the kale, and boil it for 20 minutes, or until it is crisp-tender. Drain the kale in the colander, refresh it under cold water, and press out the excess water. Stir the kale and 1 cup of the Münster into the potato mixture and spread the mixture in a buttered 13- by 9-inch baking dish.  In a large skillet brown the kielbasa over moderate heat and transfer it to a bowl with the slotted spoon. In the fat remaining in the skillet cook the onions over moderate heat, stirring, until they are golden and stir them into the kielbasa. Scatter the kielbasa mixture on top of the potato mixture, sprinkle it with the remaining Münster, and pour the remaining ¼ cup broth on top. The casserole may be prepared up to this point 1 day in advance and kept covered and chilled. Bake the casserole in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes, or until it is heated through.

Herby Greens and Goat Cheese Frittata

Herby Greens and Goat Cheese Frittata

Herby Greens and Goat Cheese Frittata

8 eggs

2 tsp. minced fresh rosemary

Pinch red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

4 T. unsalted butter

1 small onion, finely chopped

1/2 C. cherry or grape tomatoes

2 C. finely chopped leafy greens (Swiss chard, collards, mustard or kale)

4 ounces fresh goat cheese, at room temperature

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together the eggs, rosemary, red pepper flakes, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. black pepper in a bowl. Melt the butter in a cast-iron skillet. Add the onions and tomatoes, and sauté until the onions are soft and the tomatoes are starting to burst, about 5 minutes. Add the greens, 1/2 tsp. salt and some pepper; sauté for another 2 minutes. Turn down the heat to low and pour in the eggs. Using a rubber spatula, very gently move the eggs around a bit — not scrambling them, just massaging them into the cracks and crevasses of the greens. Once the eggs start to set on the bottom, dollop with the goat cheese and transfer the skillet to the oven. Bake until the frittata is set on top, 5 minutes.