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Our Simple Supper: Kale and White Bean Soup

Kale and white bean soup , hearty and simple, works its way onto our supper table a few times each season.  It’s a favorite soup: rich with flavor, inexpensive to prepare with enough bulk to fill hungry bellies. In the summer time, I serve it with a crusty slice of no-knead sourdough bread topped by garlic scape pesto or chopped tomatoes and olive oil and a glass of white wine.  In the winter, I pair it with savory pumpkin muffins and a mu…

A Recipe: Kale & Potato Soup with Chorizo

Caldo verde – a Portuguese soup classically featuring kale, potatoes and chorizo swimming in a nourishing, mineral-rich stock – is a remarkable dish.  Richly flavored and deeply satisfying in a way only traditional peasant foods can manage, caldo verde is simple to prepare and a truly delightful addition to the supper table.  Like all dishes – particularly soups and stews – that have found their way into the repertoire of…

10 Nutritional Powerhouses that Won't Break the Bank

…rather than put to good use.   Dried orange peels can add excellent flavor to both savory and sweet dishes. 7. Kale Kale is a leafy green vegetable that can be eaten raw when young, but is also good steamed, sauteed or added to soups.   An exceptionally good source of beta-carotene, vitamin K and manganese, it makes for a nourishing, inexpensive addition to meals.   By some estimates, leafy greens like kale and animal foods comprised the bulk of…

Soups & Stews

…s and the weather goes awry in your neck of the woods, you’ll be back.  I promise. Caldo Verde: Portuguese Kale, Potato and Chorizo Soup Richly spiced with chili peppers and smoked paprika, caldo verde is deeply flavored and brimming with nutrient-dense additions such as manganese-rich kale, potatoes and pasture-raised lard and chorizo.  For both ease of preparation and for a lovely presentation, I recommend serving the potatoes whole….

10 Healthy Meals Under $10

…in micronutrients – particularly minerals like calcium.   Include sweet carrots, garlic and barely cooked kale and you have a delicious, savory supper for very little money. Shopping List: White Beans, Kale, Parmesan Cheese Rind, Bone Broth, Carrots, Celery, Onion, Bay Leaf, Unrefined Sea Salt, Ghee, Homemade Sourdough Bread, Mixed Greens, Olive Oil, Cider Vinegar, Black Pepper The Recipes: Roast Chicken Stock, Kale and White Bean Soup, Si…

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Top 12 Recipes of 2012

…f ever-so-amateur herbalism with Sleepy Tea, a honeyed herb tea I serve to my son when he needs it most. July: Kale and White Bean Soup In July, I reworked my Kale and White Bean Soup.  Now that it’s winter, we rely on hearty bean soups more and more. August: Green Veggie Powder In August, I was knee-deep in a mountain of food from our CSA and our farmers market, and I spent most of my time fermenting, drying, canning, freezing and otherw…

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12 Nourishing Soups for Autumn

…h when making your soup. our favorite soups for autumn Curried Lentil Soup with Coconut Milk Onion Bisque with Frizzled Leeks Slowcooker Chicken Soup Wild Mushroom Stew Potato Leek Soup with Bacon and Dill Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup Clam Chowder with Basil Drizzle Spiced Lentil Soup with Roasted Tomatoes Egg Drop Soup with Duck Kale, Potato and Chorizo Soup Gluten-free Chicken and Dumplings Cream of Chicken Soup…

a recipe for good luck: creamed collard greens

…Collard greens are typically a winter food much like their cruciferous brethren – turnips, broccoli, rapini and kale.  Though, in my area’s bitterly cold and harsh climate, they’re summer greens – one of the few vegetables that thrives in our sixty- to ninety-day growing season.   Yes, it snows nearly year-round here with only two months typically snow-free: July and August.  Collards, like all crucifers, are rich in indole-3 caribols, potentiall…

Five Spring-weather Crops that Do Great in Containers

…ey do great in containers on your patio and are quick to grow from seed to harvest.  Indeed, our rainbow chard, kale and strawberries are already growing like crazy and we’ll be planting carrots, radishes, peas and turnips next. Quick-to-harvest Spring Crops for Container Gardens Here’s five easy-to-grow springtime crops for containers that can be harvested in under two and one-half months.  If you haven’t already purchased your seeds for the com…

49 Reasons to Be a Vegetarian – A Rebuttal

…a vegetarian or omnivorous diet.   Additionally, oxalates which are naturally present only in plant foods like kale, spinach, Swiss chard and even strawberries can interfere with proper absorption of calcium and contribute to the formation of stones in the kidney and gallbladder. 22. Diabetes As with osteoporosis, diabetes is a modern disease that was absent in our meat-consuming hunter gatherer ancestors.   Were meat to cause diabetes, anthro…