Ground Juniper Berry and Cayenne Crusted Kale Chips

These aren’t your boring kale chips.  Cayenne and fresh ground juniper berries join forces to create this spicy and interestingly earthy snack.  I wasn’t sure what to expect when experimenting with this spice combination, but these chips were addictive, nutritious AND reminiscent of gin.  Gin for the win! Ground Juniper Berry and Cayenne Crusted Kale […]

Pan Seared Spinach and Kale Gomae Salad with Fresh Avocado

Next to sunomono salad, gomae salad is one of my favorite Japanese side dishes.  It is traditionally made with steamed vegetables topped with a creamy and tangy sesame dressing.  I put a bit of a textural spin on my recipe, incorporating hearty kale to the mix and pan searing the greens instead of steaming them.  If […]

Kale and Grilled Peach Salad with Roasted Yellow Pepper Vinaigrette

Oh summer salads…so delicious, fresh and beautiful.  This salad was inspired by some plump and juicy organic peaches I found at Wild Earth this weekend…and by my constant desire to use my cast iron grill pan.  Grilled peaches are the perfect way to add warmth and a pop of color to any summer salad and […]

Freekeh Grain Salad with Concord Grapes and Cajun Crusted Pepitas

This is a well-balanced powerhouse of a salad, with full servings of fruit, vegetables, dark leafy greens and delicious freekeh grains!  You can experiment with any salad dressing you like, but I’m partial to the sesame ginger below… Cajun Crusted Pepitas 1 cup pumpkin seeds 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon soy […]