There's no sense in lying here, I'm a carb girl, through and through. Potatoes? Oh my God, yes! I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and I still wouldn't be sick of them. Especially these, they are phenomenal. Colcannon is an Irish mashed potato dish with greens, usually kale or cabbage, mixed in. It's comfort food made in a crock-pot- which ultimately makes life 100x better.
Everyone loves a good Buddha Bowl, am I right? Rich of so many vibrant veggies and roasted chickpeas. It's magical. I even brought a container of it to my soul sister who was in for a 12 hour work day- bleh, those are terrible, aren't they? She texted me saying, and I quote: "I would seriously eat this every day if I could". I think it's time you make this. It's the perfect meal, ridiculously nutrient rich and bursting with a million different flavors that come together to create the perfect bite.
My three day trip to Jacksonville has inadvertently turned into a 3 week trip- as my Aunt would say "We make plans, God laughs". It turns out this is exactly what I needed though- I've been sitting outside watching golden leaves fall from the sky like confetti while bundled up in a sweater sipping a cup of hot tea. I literally have nothing to do, nothing needs to be done. Don't get me wrong, I could very easily find many things to do, but that's exactly the point: I have scheduled time for nothing and it's been perfect. Marc will occasionally ask "Do you want to paint?" or "Do you want to help with... (insert household project here)" and I find myself saying... "No, I think I'm just going to do nothing" or "No, I think I'll just go for a walk (...or garden or blog)" These last few months have been emotionally and mentally exhausting so having time away where I could just watch leaves fall and take long walks without having to check my watch, time away where I need to be nowhere and need to do nothing has been truly invaluable. In the midst of my current state of nothingness I've managed to whip up a batch of this really delicious vegetable lentil soup which turned out to be so good that I've made it twice so far.
This is my go to salad recipe when I have some dinosaur (lacinato) kale laying around. It's cheezy, nutty and absolutely perfect. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas it is requested by my extended family, it's just one of those salads no one ever gets sick of.
Kale was fun for a while, wasn't it? Everyone raved about their kale chips and kale smoothies for what seemed like months. But then the fuss sort of died down. Out with the kale and in with the...? Well, I'm not sure, rumor has it that collards are the next trendy green. Regardless, the kale train has slowed down everywhere but in my locally sourced organic CSA (community supported agriculture) box. I still get a minimum of one bundle of kale a week. Sometimes two. Two bundles of kale! My god the stuff is good but I'm getting sick of it. I ran out of recipes. I juiced it, blended it, baked it, sauteed it, steamed it, tossed it, you name it. And then I found this recipe somewhere in the depths of the internet and it has been a total game changer.
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