Kale and Parsley Pesto

Kale is one of my top favorites, not only because it is a superfood, but also because it is very versatile, and easy to cook. It is excellent in salads, soups, as side dish for mains, dried in the oven as chips, and so on. This is my favorite kale pesto recipe, enhanced with parsley.

Winter Root Vegetable Salad

This is the third day of our “salad week” challenge, and I came up with a nice winter salad, made with grated roots: 1 knob celery, 2 carrots, 1 parsnip and 1 root parsley. The dressing is made with CretaVita olive oil (you can replace with any high quality cold pressed extra virgin olive oil); […]

Kale Salad with Apples and Avocado

One cup fresh Kale contains 133% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin A you need, and 134% of the recommended amount of Vitamin C. This wonder vegetable, a superfood in its own right, is also a great source of Calcium (10%), Vitamin B-6 (10%), Potassium 9% and Magnesium 7%. It only contains 33 calories […]

Miss Aubergine Loves Eggplant Rolls

In the first volume of Garden Super Hero Tales, where Miss Aubergine is one of the main characters, we learn a lot about fashion. Today, part of my Veganuary challenge,  we learn about Miss Aubergine’s favorite eggplant dish this month. The thing I love about eggplant/aubergine is its “versatility.” This is the perfect veggie: low in calories; […]

Stinging Nettles with Polenta

Spring is here, and there’s no better time to go out in the woods, picking up nettles. Oh, yes, they are stingy little fellows, and your fingers with hurt for a few days, unless you use a glove, but if you believe what they say… being stung by nettels has some health benefits, especially if […]