I was tired of paying over a dollar for Campbell's soups when a friend gave me this recipe. It doesn't take much extra work, and it's so much healthier! It's been months since I bought a can of cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, cream of celery, cheddar cheese, or tomato soup... helping my budget and my health at the same time. :)
From Martha Stewarts Body+Soul magazine. "Choose Italian-style chicken sausage, either sweet or hot, for this recipe. If the sausage is pre-cooked, chop it into bit sized bits and saute to brown it." I plan to skip the oil and probably use canned artichoke hearts.
I have been working on perfecting the perfect crustless quiche recipe for years. I always use spinach, but I bought some Rainbow Swiss Chard at the local farmer's market today, and I thought I'd give it a try in quiche. I used Rainbow Chard (pink/yellow/white/orange stems---- BEAUTIFUL), but you can use any chard (or try substituting other greens) I do notice that fresh greens give a much better taste than frozen greens though!
I love all kinds of kale. The article from The Washington Post mentions black kale (aka - dino, Tuscan kale) as a nice choice but I suspect curly blue-green Scotch kale would be fine as well. Oh, did I mention how incredibly nutritious & economical kale is? Or how unbelievably easy kale is to grow in anyone's garden.... even in the winter?
More about kale - www.motherearthnews.com/Organic-Gardening/2003-08-01/The-Best-Kales.aspx
Article mentioned the recipe was adapted from Northern Virginia cooking instructor Robyn Webb.
This is a great technique for cooking any slightly bitter green vegetable (broccoli, broccoli rabe, spinach, brussels sprouts, etc)--my kids (age 6 & 8) can't get enough!! The secret is the mirin, which makes it sweet and juicy. And: it's very easy...
This dish is as lovely to look at as it is to eat, due to its beautifully contrasting colors. It is a simple way to add zest to fresh vegetables and quickly prepare a gourmet side dish for fish, meat, or rice & beans. Steaming the kale instead of sautéing it helps it cook more quickly and maintain its bright green color.
I LOVE kale and this is how I like to make it almost every time. I'm a hot pepper flake chick, but if that's too much for you, just leave it out! Great as a side dish, but I can eat this as my main meal, maybe just add some chickpeas or cannelini beans in at the end, amazing!