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Lemon-y Garlicky Kale

The kale coming out of the ground right now is so mild and delicious. I cannot possibly get enough of it! I keep pairing it with everything on the dinner table. I think my family is growing tired of it, but I, ¬†clearly, am not. I am endlessly grateful for living in an area with such incredible farmers who put out such fantastic produce. It’s a real gift to have access to it.

I made some herbed fried chicken the other night with lebanese coriander potatoes and a galicky, lemon-y kale that was to die for.

SOOO easy too. Really doesn’t get better than this.


1 bundle kale, stems removed, leaves torn into 2 inch pieces, rinsed and dried.

1 tbsp minced garlic

1/4 cup water

2 tbsp oil (I used sunflower)

2 tbsp fresh lemon juice

salt to taste


Heat oil in skillet

Add garlic and heat briefly…you dont want it to burn!

Add kale, and quickly toss to coat.

Before garlic begins to brown too much, add water, toss, and turn heat down to med-low, braising for about 5 minutes, or until kale is tender.

Once kale is the tenderness you like, remove from pan, shaking off any excess liquid.

Sprinkle with salt and drizzle with the lemon juice.

Toss to coat, serve.


This was SOO good with the lebanese potatoes I made…they were perfection when combined!

I’m loving the leafy greens of the current season. So good for you, so delicious, and so gratifying to support my favorite local farmer in the process!


Creative with Kale

I celebrated my 15th anniversary with my husband at the end of December. Total Michael Jackson “And nobody thought this would last” moment. Ha!

We clearly didn’t think about the future when we got married at Christmas time. At all. No thought of future kids, expenses, and how we were totally giving up the chance of ever celebrating our future 15th anniversary due to all of our future money being tied up in presents for our future 3 kids.

So, I make a nice dinner.

I get a CSA box every week and I cannot believe the inspiration it gives me. There is just something about the colors and vibrancy that makes me want to create something amazing.


I was planning on a nice country dinner complete with collard greens until I realized we had eaten them all two nights before.

I totally HAD to find something good for us because the rest of the dinner was chicken fried steak, fried potato slices (with a butter and parmesan garlic sauce) and cornbread with honey butter.

Hey, the honey was local and raw. There is some redemption there, right?

The dinner needed greens and kale did the trick.

Here’s what I did:

Wash and pat dry (or salad spin) your kale

Chop into large pieces.

Saute 2 minced cloves of garlic in a pan with 2-3 TBSP olive oil

Add kale, and stir until coated.


Add 1/3 cup bone broth (I had homemade beef bone ¬†broth…use whatever stock/broth you have)

Simmer for a few minutes until wilted and tender.

Season with salt

Drizzle with about 1 TBSP of red wine vinegar and serve.


And let’s be real…the rest of our carb-fest was too.

anniversary dinner

Kale isn’t just for chips and smoothies, ya’ll. Have some fun and make something new!

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