January 7, 2009.
Yes, way behind the times to start blogging. I know. But I don't care because nobody is supposed to see this but me. This is going to be my personal reminder to make delicious, lean meals and be more eco-friendly in 2009.
For someone who professes to never make New Year's Resolutions, this seems suspiciously like a way to keep resolutions...hhhmmmm.
But, I'm also going to try to keep a record of favorite recipes I make so I can go back some day and make them again when inspiration is needed.
So, let's start the first post with my new all-time favorite recipe - sauteed kale on toast with a poached egg.
My friend Cassandra taught me how to make this. I thought she had made the recipe up - but then I saw it on the Orangette blog (highly recommended). The key to the greatness of this dish is the Tuscan (or Dinosaur) Kale. Here's how I made it.
Egg, Kale, and Toast
chopped white onion
freshly cracked black pepper
fresh grated nutmeg
Extra virgin olive oil
Saute the kale, onion, salt, pepper, and nutmeg together in a skillet with olive oil for about 5 minutes or until softened. Add balsamic vinegar and cook for another minute or two until delicious.
Serve over a piece of good grilled bread (or toast) and top with a poached egg.
Sometimes I add vegetarian sausage to the kale and top the whole shebang with some fresh grated Parm.
Goes great with either red or white wine, followed up with a square of good quality dark chocolate.