Recipes: kale

White Bean & Kale Soup

By Gina Caputo

White Bean & Kale Soup

Kale yeah! This is SOUPer simple and delicious. I recommend taking the time to soak dried cannelini beans (I order mine online) because I find the canned ones of this particular bean are just mush. And that little blast of lemon juice at the end? Absolutely zingy delicious!

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Soupa Green

By Gina Caputo

Soupa Green
Rainy spring days have me wanting healthy soups. Not the dense soups of Fall but something both warm and bright. Enter SOUPA GREEN! A vegan Spring soup that uses the veggies of the season that just all happen to be green. Note - the peas and the splash of lemon juice MAKE this soup. I add beans for protein and some bite, you could also add a small pasta in this soup if you'd like to make it even heartier.

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Can't Beet It

By Gina Caputo

Can't Beet It
This is a riff on a favorite recipe of mine that I make every week. Sometimes I change up the legume or the greens, other times I change up the grain. This version uses barley, a high-fiber (with decent protein!) grain that is most commonly used in soups but has a nutty flavor that makes it amazing in salads. These salads feel like "shoulder season" salads to me, where I'm ready to move out of the heavier foods of winter but not quite ready for the light salads of summer.

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Pesto with Super Greens

By Gina Caputo

Pesto with Super Greens
Pesto has been a family fave for decades but two ways I've kicked it up over the years are the addition of lemon juice which adds a bright and welcome sour kick to the salty, herbacious pesto, giving it a little more lightness and the addition of a Hulk sized portion of super greens to kick up the vitamin profile of pesto!

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Cauliflower Kale Chicken Bowl

By Gina Caputo

Cauliflower Kale Chicken Bowl

This bowl hits all the marks of being satisfying, healthy, easy, delicious and even gluten-free. Cauliflower rice is sautéed in coconut oil and combined with massaged kale for a strong veggie base. Add rotisserie chicken (or leave it off for a vegan version!) for a protein boost and then add the party of apples, cranberries and almonds. I added some cayenne-spiked date syrup to my usual balsamic dressing for this one but that may be hard to find. Consider adding a dash or two of cayenne powder to your dressing for a similar effect!

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 bunch of kale
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed or 2-3 cooked chicken breasts (roasted, sautéed, grilled, etc)
  • 1 apple
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ¼ chopped almonds
  • Balsamic vinaigrette + add optional dash of cayenne pepper
  • Sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Grate the head of cauliflower on a box grater or similar
  2. Remove the center rib of the kale and chop into bite sized pieces
  3. Chop the chicken into bite sized pieces
  4. Dice the apple
  5. Chop almonds
  6. Prepare your dressing and add cayenne pepper if desired
  7. Place the kale in a large salad bowl and toss or massage with two tablespoons of the balsamic dressing
  8. Sautee the grated cauliflower in a large skillet over medium heat, stir frequently for 5 minutes.
  9. Add the cauliflower to the kale, add the chicken chunks and toss. Add as much dressing as desired.
  10. Add the apples, cranberries and almonds and a pinch of sea salt.
  11. Toss well and serve!

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Fall Harvest Salad

By Gina Caputo

Fall Harvest Salad
This versatile Fall salad takes advantage of Fall fruits and veggies like sweet potatoes, apples, pomegranates and kale. Keep it vegan or add a protein like roasted chicken, garbanzo beans or marinaded tofu. This can be a gorgeous side dish to any holiday feast too!

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Turn Up The Beet

By Gina Caputo

Turn Up The Beet
Beets bring some of that Earth energy to Fall - its time to get grounded! Beets are high in important vitamins and minerals, are thought to support athletic performance, are high in fiber and may support brain health! This One Bowl Wonder by Gina Caputo features the best of beets along with apples, dates and garbanzo beans!

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Lime In The Coconut Chickpea Stew

By Gina Caputo

Lime In The Coconut Chickpea Stew
One day during quarantine I got a wild hair to use mostly pantry items to make a stew but I still wanted it to be high in protein. So I ended up making a chickpea on chickpea stew with a coveted can of coconut milk! This is easy, delicious and can be served on its own, over rice or you can dip pita or naan in it. AND if you listen to Harry Nilsson's song Coconut while you make it, it's guaranteed to be infused with that special spice called FUN.

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