Category: Leafy Greens (Spinach, Kale, Swiss Chard, Etc.)

  • Crispy Spinach Chaat

    I’ve always thought of zucchini flowers as an excuse to eat fried ricotta cheese. Spinach chaat is a similar excuse to enjoy crunchy, spicy chickpea flour with tangy spices, minty chutney plus cool creamy yogurt. It’s a mix of textures, temperatures and tastes that all come together in one bite. That mouthful pleasure is what makes chaat – […]

  • Kale Sprouts with Spices and Lemon

    Kale and Brussels Sprouts. Kale Sprouts. What miracle of heaven occurred to bring two of my favorite vegetables together? I don’t want to know. I just want to eat as many of them as possible as quickly as possible. There could be worse things…I think (see above that I don’t want to know how this […]

  • Lemony Kale Salad with Mint and Green Chili

    This past week had a first for me – I signed up for a CSA. I resisted for a long time because I had visions of seasonal vegetables languishing in my fridge. But we’ve been pretty good for the last few months about not letting our fresh veggies see too much of the inside of […]

  • Crunchy Kale Noodle Bowl

    Kale chips have been everywhere. Every magazine and food blogger seems have to have shared a method, recipe and variation.  With each article and post, I rolled my eyes a little. Because we already love kale in my house. In my head I was thinking “I don’t need to transform it into a faux potato […]

  • Channa Saag (Spinach and Chickpeas) Made Easy

    There are lots of people who seem to love hating Rachel Ray and Sandra Lee types.  But isn’t a 30 Minute Meal or one that’s Semi-Homemade better than takeout?  I’m not talking about the type of fast and easy processed foods that got Ruhlman riled up.  I’m talking about cutting some “traditional” corners while still […]

  • Stone Soup

    It gets dark early.  My light fall coat is not really cutting it.  And I should be wearing a scarf.  But I’m in denial that the seasons are changing.  I mean, I know summer is over.  Right?  It’s over.  I know.  It’s over.  But the 48 degree weather outside is practically (by my definition) “winter” […]

  • Pasta with Veggie Sausage, Kale and Garlicky Breadcrumbs

  • Crunchy (and Quick) Cashew Aloo Saag

    QUICK is king in my kitchen ever since Surya’s arrival in our life.  Some friends have been asking me how I’ve been managing to cook and blog.  The answer is that I steal little snippets of time between naps and during Daddy time.  Whether it’s cooking, taking pictures or writing up posts, I do it […]

  • Lemony Spinach Lentils (Spinach Pappu)

    Two huge events have happened in my life within the last week.  First, I snuck away to have a baby.  Our beautiful baby girl, Surya, arrived last Thursday and we have been completely preoccupied with loving on her ever since.  Second, I’ve turned over my kitchen to my mother for the next three weeks.  Fortunately, […]

  • Market Greens with Split Peas

    Do you have a grocery item that maintains a permanent on your weekly grocery list?  Something you know you can make use of no matter what your weekly menu?  Something that never dies a slow death in your crisper?  Greens.  They are always on my list, and they never go to waste.  Kale, collard greens, […]