Kale, my love.

The end of the selling season is quickly approaching and soon I will be in my apartment every single day as opposed to every two weeks or every other week if I’m lucky.  I knew I was getting burnt out on traveling in March so I scheduled myself two quiet weeks at home and I’m in the second week.  I realized that I’ll actually have to cook my own meals over the summer and I don’t want to continue my quick, frozen food trend.  I like to cook and I like to eat even more, but my schedule doesn’t always allow for it.  During the selling season I’m not here often enough to really stock up on good, fresh, healthy foods.  I buy a lot of ready made healthy foods because I’m usually blowing in and out of the apartment without much time to cook.  So to prepare for the summer, and to make it something to look forward to, I’ve begun clipping recipes from my many magazines and storing them in a basket. 







I’m making it a goal to try two or three new healthy recipes a week.  I started today by making

Emily's pictures are much prettier so really, go to her site.

Balsamic Kale Salad with Apple and Pear


from Emily at the Daily Garnish (even if you don’t like kale I encourage you to visit her site for adorable pictures of her new baby boy.  Soooo cute!!!).





I discovered my love of kale in November when I made Cara’s Craving‘s Sweet Potato, Black Bean, and Kale

Breakfast Pizza (sounds crazy, but I am telling you it is so, so, so good!) and my love just hasn’t stopped.  I made my first kale salad for Christmas Eve and I have to say, I loved it but my family did not.  It makes me sad that the people I have the most opportunity to make food for don’t like kale, but that doesn’t stop me!

How do you keep cooking and eating new and exciting?  Any foods you’ve discovered lately that you now love? I had never really eaten pears before and this recipe calls for sliced pear.  I was nervous about buying it because I wasn’t sure if I would like it but it is the perfect pair to the apple’s tartness!!  I might have another love.

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4 responses to “Kale, my love.

  1. Oh I seriously adore kale. I can go through huge bags on my own very quickly! My favorite is to braise it with some coconut milk and serve with a poached or fried egg!

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