Tuesday, March 2, 2010

You've got kale - and a book giveaway


For tomorrow's Food section, we're celebrating that great mid-winter vegetable, kale. Aw, what do you mean, you don't like kale? With all the ways you can cook kale -- even not cook kale, you can eat it raw -- you can surely find one way you like it. We'll have kale salad, kale soup, crispy kale and roasted kale.


To celebrate, here's the return of a book giveaway, the new book version of the Martha Stewart Living mini-mag "Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast." The 250 recipes really are practical and simple.


To enter, post your name (or a nickname if you sign in as anonymous) in the comments below. Check back on Monday, when I'll pick a name at random to win a copy of the book.


So what's the connection between kale and a big giveaway? The book has an easy side dish recipe for kale:


Sauteed Kale With Garlic and Lemon

Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

1 1/2 pounds kale (2 large bunches), stems removed, leaves torn into bite-size pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice


Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add a generous amount of salt. Cook kale until just tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain well.


Heat oil in a large skillet over medium. Add garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add kale; season generously with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing often, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Sprinkle with lemon juice; toss to combine and serve.


Serves 4.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd love to have the cookbook!
- lm1020

Anonymous said...

Would love to have the book!

Amanda R

William H. said...

William Howard

My kale tip: Toasted Sesame Oil is wonderful with kale. Simply wilt it in a pan, turn off the heat and toss with a drizzle of the sesame oil (a little goes a long way). Don't know why but the flavors really compliment each other. A little garlic is nice too.

Shannalee said...

I am a new fan of kale, and by fan, I really mean, I will eat it. It is sooo good for you! Would love to win the book and get more easy recipes. Thanks!

Shannalee

Anonymous said...

I wanna be like Martha!

Anonymous said...

Wasn't there a NASCAR racer name Kale?

Please enter me for the Martha cookbook.

Allen

jennifer fowler said...

i'd love the cookbook! my favorite kale recipe is a sweet potato and kale gratin recipe that has gruyere in it. it's absolutely out of this world!

Amanda Proffitt said...

Woohoo! A new cookbook!

Sharon S in Newton said...

Please throw my name in the give-away pot!

Anonymous said...

I'd love a new book!
Maggie C

Anonymous said...

Kale...Not your average green.

Sharon H.

Ann C. said...

One can never have too many cookbooks!

lbrookscooks said...

I've nearly worn out my copy of the first Everyday Food cookbook - time for a new one!

Meghan said...

Our family loves kale - even the baby!
Meghan H

Anonymous said...

I'm in dire need of more veggies in my life! This book could help!

klm22

B Morton said...

I want to win a new cookbook. I've recently started cooking kale and really enjoy it. Collards have always been my favorite, but the smaller kale leaves are easier to prepare. Great to see the photo with all the kale varieties and colors.

Elizabeth said...

I love kale with vinegar.

robw222 said...

Love kale and would love to win the book!
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Cheers to Kale..... Thanks....Val M.

upnorthfredagram said...

Love Kale....and your cookbook!

Sarah said...

Great tips for kale! thanks - I'd love to receive the cookbook.

Anonymous said...

Lovin the Kale....

Chemeeka Sparks

katie said...

yum!

katie r

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