No. 1 : Quick Recipe

Kale Caesar Salad

  • 2 Bunches Lacinato Kale, Shredded Finely
  • ½  Cup Tofu
  • ½ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 3 TB Lemon Juice
  • 1 TB Rice Vinegar
  • 2 TB Dijon
  • 1 TB Capers
  • ¼ Tsp Each Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • *Sweet Potato Croutons

Place the Kale in a large bowl. Add the remaining ingredients to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Toss the kale with the dressing, starting with half and adding as desired. Sprinkle with *croutons.

*Sweet Potato Croutons

1 Large Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped in 1” cubes tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper, roasted in a 400F oven until slightly browned on the edges.

No. 2 : Kitchen SCOOP

I used traditional, garnet and white sweet potatoes for the salad croutons in the picture. Its fun to experiment with the different kinds of sweet potatoes that are popping up in even the traditional grocery stores. Each color brings a little different nutrition to the dinner table. Try having a “taste and compare” of the different varieties to see which one is your favorite!


No. 3 : Clever Idea

Haven’t seen Lacinato kale? Bet you have! Its also known as Tuscan kale, Tuscan cabbage, Italian kale, dinosaur kale or black kale. Its long flat dark greens make it SO easy to chop – no curly bits and pieces to wrestle with. If you shred it finely enough there’s no reason to massage it with oil or dressing as is often called for in recipes. 


No. 4 : CHEERS

Principessa Gavi di Gavi
Piedmont, Italy
About $16

With a recipe based on a leafy green grown in the Tuscany region of Italy, we’re reaching for a Italian wine to match – a white wine named Gavi di Gavi – the wine name and the grape are the same!  This wine from Banfi is made with 100% Cortese grapes from the Piedmont region. Its name is from a historical tale about a princess named Gavia who fell in love with a guard from her father’s court. Instead of the usual tragic ending though – Dad gave gave the town the name Gavi as well as the delicious white wine they drank as a wedding present.


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