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White Bean & Kale Pesto Dip

White Bean & Kale Pesto Dip

Posted on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

So, kale. Totally a nutritional powerhouse and everyone sings its praises to the moon and back, but you know what? It’s kind of a weird green. I mean, I think I dig it. I sure try to dig it. I’ve been working it into more and more dishes, like a kale & fontina mac & cheese recipe I’ve been trying to develop for, oh, months now, but can’t get quite right enough to share.

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Kale & Toasted Walnut Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Kale & Toasted Walnut Pesto Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes

Posted on Monday, June 11, 2012 in Veggie Dishes Everyone Loves

My friend Megan is a seriously hard-working mama of two adorable (and busy!) girls. A version of this recipe appears in her family’s regular simple-weeknight-meal rotation, and it’s easy to tell why: it’s a cinch to put together, it’s delicious, and, well … it’s delicious. She even brought us all the fixings to whip up a welcome batch of Pesto Pasta when we were fresh home from the hospital with our newborn a few months back. We love Megan.

Megan’s version uses basil pesto, and it’s terrific. For this variation, I used kale and toasted walnut pesto for a slight variation in flavor along with some nutrient-loaded, omega-3 superfood power.

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