April 24, 2012

Kale Salad with Toasted Coconut

I'm holding true to my intent of making more recipes from the crazy number of cookbooks I own.  This week, I'm trying recipes from Super Natural Every Day by Heidi Swanson (her blog is 101 Cookbooks).

First of all, I love this cookbook.  I didn't realize it was a vegetarian cookbook until I cracked it open for the first time this week.  That probably sounds stupid but Chris loves meat, so I don't really pay attention when I'm ordering cookbooks on Amazon, I just look for well reviewed ones.

Tonight I made Kale Salad on page 80.  The full recipe can be found on Serious Eats.  When grocery shopping this week I found a new item from Earthbound Farm - a package of "Power Greens" consisting of baby spinach, baby kale and baby chard.  It worked beautifully for this recipe.

I didn't realize I was low on farro until I was ready to make dinner, so I substituted quinoa instead which worked well.  Quinoa cooks more quickly than farro, so we were able to eat dinner a little sooner which was nice.

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