Monday, March 05, 2012

inspired by kale

It's kind of funny, what inspires meals in my brain. Reading about Mama Pea's Magic Kale Salad made me want to make a mountain of the stuff, (and it was as good as I imagined,) accompanied by veggie burgers and sweet potato fries. So, that became Sunday lunch:

Kale salad, sweet potato waffle fries from frozen, and Melody's All-American Burgers on whole-wheat buns, with swiss, mayo, lettuce, and tomato. Even though lunch is typically my biggest meal, this was too much food for me! (Probably because I had a slice of apple pie about 45 minutes before lunch??)

I'm loving kale raw more and more these days -- I think it has better flavor (and texture) than cabbage in raw "slaws," and, well, it just makes for a gorgeous raw salad! Magic Kale Salad will become a staple, I'm certain, (I love love love the combination of the tangy dressing, bitter greens, rich pistachios, and sweet apples,) and Kale Slaw with Peanut Dressing also makes me swoon. Any suggestions for new kale salads to add to my repertoire?

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