If you have teenagers who eat a lot, keep this one in heavy rotation and add a soft, squishy loaf of Italian bread to round it out. At our house, this recipe serves 4 (along with bread) with enough left over for someone’s lunch the next day. In about 20 minutes, you will have the meal ready. Enlist some help from the surly teenagers and have them set the table while you pour yourself a glass of wine.Continue reading
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Kale, Pasta and Chickpea Stew
Remember the campaign “Eat More Kale!” back in 2001? A crazy t-shirt designer named Bo Muller-Moore who clearly loved the stuff came up with this mantra to get America to eat healthy and to make a few bucks. I was so offended by it and it pissed me off. I really hated kale. Ever since I was a kid and my mother made kale soup for my dad (He was the only one who liked and requested it.), I had a deep dislike for its pungent, strong flavor. She grew it in her garden and tried to get us kids to like it, all in vain. We turned up our noses at Portuguese Kale Soup, a staple on Cape Cod. Which is weird considering that I absolutely loved to eat spinach which holds it’s own when compared with hearty, green, leafy vegetables. But I never wore a t-shirt that implored others to partake. Not even a Pop-eye or Olive Oil shirt which could have been acceptable considering I grew up in the 1970’s when Saturday morning cartoons were king.