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.
Taking care to practice what I preached in my last blog, I remain tasered into beans. (Been researching tasers for the current novel I’m writing. A cool word. It can be used as a noun: He’s running down Nine Mile, grab your taser! A verb: You tasered the wrong guy, man! Even an adjective: His eyes, a knee-buckling shade of … Full recipe post »
Off the grid of late, spending every available minute, and every ounce of inspiration, on a book synopsis that had to be submitted last week. My two protagonists (female 31-year old first cousins) are of Polish descent, and Eastern European food has been on my mind. This salad is my daughter’s recipe and was inspired by my … Full recipe post »
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