This warm, delicious salad is a palate of October colors; as delicious to eat as is to admire. My friend, Debbie, sent me the recipe she’d found in Bon Appetit knowing I would love it. No doubt.
The chewy texture of kale is marvelous paired with creamy squash and the crunch of toasted almonds. I followed the recipe, but prefer far less dressing to ingredients ratio than the recipe suggested, so doubled (plus) the amount of kale and squash I used. As well, the kale I was using had such small leaves, I didn’t cut it into ribbons per recipe, and left them whole before sautéing. I also reduced the cooking time on the squash.
This, to my palate, is most delicious served warm. I’ll reheat the leftovers tomorrow. One could write a journal on the potent health properties in the ingredient list, but that might spoil the fun of eating. A wonderful Autumn recipe to serve as a side, or as a meal unto itself with, perhaps, cornbread.
You’ve heard of panzanella, right? That oh so delicious salad celebrating tomatoes when they’re bursting on the vines–even more handy to have in your recipe repertoire when you’ve a loaf of slightly stale Artisan bread that’s begging to be utilized? But what about Pastazanella? I just made a big batch, and I’m pretty sure you’ve never heard of that. Pastazanella … Full recipe post »
Last night we had friends over for a Fourth of July warm-up dinner party. The hyper-local menu–Grilled Sumac Lamb Chops, Cherry Couscous Salad and Asparagus–was created with the bulk of ingredients sourced in a one-mile radius; easy to pull off at this time of the year in the orchards and farmlands of Northern Michigan. The day before … Full recipe post »
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