Saturday, November 22, 2008
after two lightning rounds of thanksgiving food shopping (tj's and vons), i made the garlicky kale from vwav, without the tahini dressing. this was amazing, a great first time effort, and i don't always have those. the first time i had kale was at souen with a.t.s. i was clearly blowing it up to that point. i lazily bought the emerald sesame kale at whole foods for years, continuing to blow it but not nearly as hard. three or so years later, here i am sauteeing my own kale for the very first time and loving it, almost to the point of needing a moment alone. so thanks to the a.t.s, my cooking hero isa chandra moskowitz, the organic produce at sprouts, and the instructables (how to chop kale), for making this possible. oh and i would also like to thank myself dee dee ramone style.
hopefully i can ride this wave of confidence though the holiday cooking season. i have a few new recipes i am really excited for this year. in addition to our first tofurkey, i also found some great vegetable dishes to round out the stuffing/potatoes/bread, or rather to "unround". here is what i'm making: "maple glazed sweet potatoes" and "roasted cauliflower" from martha stewart holiday, "for the love of squash casserole" from vegweb, and green bean casserole. dessert is susan v's "double layer pumpkin cheesecake" and "spiced carrot cake muffins" from happy herbivore's pudge free holidays e-book. thanks ladies, i hope i do right by you.