Tuscan kale and purple potato croquettes with feta and harissa dip

Succulent sautéed kale, sweet purple potatoes and salty feta make the most delicious, and colorful, croquettes! The chewiness of the kale is a perfect contrast to the soft texture of the potatoes. Served with a spicy harissa dip, these savory croquettes make a stunning and massively flavorful hors d’oeuvre or appetizer.

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Root vegetable hash browns with fresh turmeric sauce and fried eggs

Sometimes synchronicity is a magical thing… and it’s because of such magic that I discovered fresh turmeric.

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Cilantro-yogurt dip

January 16, 2014

Cilantro-yogurt dip

Greek yogurt makes the most wonderful base for dips. It has a thick, creamy texture yet it is deliciously light – especially when using nonfat yogurt, as called for in this recipe. But of course, if you prefer to use full-fat yogurt, it’ll work marvelously here too.

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Tomato sauce with crimini mushroom confit

This recipe makes a great winter tomato sauce, because it tastes amazing even when made with canned tomatoes. Of course, it is equally delicious when made with fresh tomatoes – especially in the fall, when vine-ripened tomatoes are plentiful.

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Kale pesto

December 31, 2013

Kale pesto

This wintry version of pesto is robust, but just as luxurious as the classic basil sauce. Indeed, kale lends itself marvelously to making pesto! And the sauce is quick to make – all that’s needed is to blanch the hardy leaves for a few minutes before making the sauce… and voila!

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