Kale and Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

Here is a very simple Kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes.  When I was working in New York City, I always go to the Whole Foods market to get lunch.  They have healthy salad bar and hot dishes – buffet style.  In fall, this Kale salad is one of my favorite.  They make this salad…

Mung Bean Threads with Sautéed Kale

I have been reading a lot of recipes with cellophane noodles, glass noodles etc.  Since I don’t have any special stores that sells these noodles, I thought to settle with mung bean noodles since they are similar to the cellophane noodles.  I bought the KAME brand mung bean threads and cooked the noodles according to…

Mediterranean Quinoa

  Ingredients: 1/3 cup dried chick peas ¾ cup Quinoa 1 tablespoon cooking oil ½ cup thinly sliced red onion 4 oz kale leaves (stems removed and leaves torn into small pieces) ½ cup corn kernels 2 spring onions/scallion cut into 1 inch pieces ¾ cup cherry tomatoes halved ½ cup kalamata olives salt to…

Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Sautéed Kale

Ingredients: 4 oz pasta such as Penne 1 small bunch kale thick stems removed 1 sweet potato 2 large portabella mushrooms About 4-5 sun dried mushrooms Oil spray Extra virgin olive oil Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Method: Cook pasta according to package directions and drain.  Set aside Pre heat oven to 425 F Peel…

Quinoa with Kale and Black Beans

Quinoa is a grain that does not have any smell or flavor.  That’s why dry roasting it gives a nice nutty flavor.  Also when cooking quinoa, I like to add salt since it gets absorbed into quinoa and gives a mild taste.   You can even add any other spices while cooking quinoa Ingredients: 3/4…

Green Juice

Kale leaves are quite fibrous.  When Kale is juiced, it has to be torn into smaller pieces.  Also depending on the juice machine, it might be difficult to get the juice since it does not produce juice like other fruits.  To get the maximum amount of juice, first I juiced few slices of apples and…

Kale and Carrot Stir Fry

Ingredients: 2 cups finely shredded fresh kale leaves ½ cup grated carrot ½ cup water 1 teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut 2 teaspoons canola oil ½ cup chopped red onion 3-4 dried red chili broken into 2 pieces   Method: Wash and dry kale leaves.  Once they are dry shred the leaves. Add…

Pasta with Kale and Mixed Mushrooms

Ingredients 4 oz Penne Pasta about 5 to 6 Kale leaves 3/4 cup mixed mushrooms (such as portabella, oyster, button mushroom etc.) 4 – 5 halves of sun dried tomatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil (optional) 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese (may be more according to…