Kale and Spelt Salad with Peach and Pine Nuts

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This Kale and Spelt Salad with Peach and Pine Nuts really started as a kitchen sink salad, but ended up being something I made three times in a week. So yes, it’s this good. I had kale from the farmers market that I wanted to use as well as some cherry tomatoes. I knew I wanted a grain in there, I love kale salads with grains, so I opted for spelt this time, but feel free to use freekeh, farro, or barley. Any chewy grain will do.

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Kale and Spelt Salad with Peach and Pine Nuts

  • Author: Karine K

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup spelt, cooked according to package directions
  • 1 bunch Tuscan kale (lacinato), stemmed and sliced thin
  • Fresh juice from 2 lemons
  • Olive oil, to taste
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 peach, diced
  • 1 quart cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Kernels from one ear of fresh corn
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1 big handful baby spinach
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Toppings: micro greens or sprouts, hemp seeds, red pepper flakes

Instructions

While you cook the spelt according to package directions, place the sliced kale in a large bowl, drizzle with a bit of olive oil, the juice of half a lemon, and a pinch of sea salt. Massage with your hands for about 2 minutes. Make the vinaigrette by mixing some olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic clove, and sea salt and pepper, to taste. Assemble the salad by adding the drained spelt to the kale, mix well. Add the peach, tomatoes, corn, red onion, baby spinach, and zucchini. Mix delicately. Add the vinaigrette, top with the pine nuts and gently mix. Add the toppings and serve. Bon appétit!

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Salade de kale et d’épeautre avec pêche et noix de pin

  • Author: Karine K

Ingredients

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  • 1 tasse d’épeautre, cuit selon les directives sur l’emballage
  • 1 botte de chou kale toscan (lacinato), paré et tranché mince
  • Jus de 2 citrons
  • Huile d’olive, au goût
  • Sel de mer et poivre, au goût
  • 1 pêche, coupée en dés
  • 1 emballage de tomates cerises, coupées en deux
  • Grains de maïs d’un épi
  • 1/2 tasse d’oignon rouge, coupé en dés
  • 1 grosse poignée d’épinards frais
  • 1 zucchini, coupé en dés
  • 1/3 tasse de noix de pin, rôties
  • 1 gousse d’ail, émincée
  • Garnitures: jeunes pousses, graines de chanvre, flocons de chili broyés

Instructions

Pendant la cuisson de l’épeautre, déposer le chou kale dans un grand bol et arroser du jus de citron, d’un trait d’huile d’olive et d’une pincée de sel de mer. Masser avec les mains pendant 2 minutes.

Pour faire la vinaigrette, combiner de l’huile d’olive, le jus de citron, l’ail émincée, le sel de mer et le poivre, au goût. Assembler la salade en ajoutant l’épeautre au chou kale en remuant. Ajouter les pêches, tomates, maïs, oignon rouge, épinards et zucchini. Ajouter la vinaigrette, garnir de noix de pin et mélanger délicatement. Ajouter les garnitures, si désiré, et servir. Bon appétit!

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Chickpea Chole

Chickpea Chole
Chickpea Chole

I’ve been cooking with my Mother-in-law every time we see each other. I feel like it’s a great way to write and pass down recipes to our children. Indian recipes are rarely written, but rather taught in the kitchen. I trust that the best way to recreate these stellar dishes is to start a collection of my mother-in-law’s plant-based recipes. The recipe for this Chickpea Chole is a North Indian classic. Chole (pronounced cho-lay), also called chana, is a splendid dish where chickpeas are simmered in a spicy tomato sauce.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it. Please tag @LivityGardens on Instagram and use the hashtag #LivityGardens.

For other great Indian recipes taught by my Mother-in-law, please consult this Brinjal Fry (Indian Sautéed Eggplant) recipe, this Toor Dal with Brussels Sprouts recipe, and this Vegetable Pulao recipe.

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Chickpea Chole

Chickpea Chole
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 medium onions, diced
  • 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 lb (16 oz) dried chickpeas, soaked overnight, drained, and rinsed
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1/2 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Large pinch of curry leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic-ginger paste
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons garam masala
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions

In a large pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the cloves, cinnamon, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Cook while stirring for 2 minutes.

Add the onion and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the turmeric and cook, covered, until the onion is fried and golden, about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes and ginger-garlic paste and mix well. Put the cover back and cook for 5-6 minutes.

Add the chickpeas, salt, ground red pepper, and stir well. Add water, cover, and cook until the chickpeas are tender, between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add the garam masala and cook for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the fresh cilantro. Serve over rice or any other grain, and top with more fresh cilantro, or scoop up with some naan. Bon appétit!

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Curry de pois chiches

Chickpea Chole

Servir sur du riz ou tout simplement avec naan, cette recette est facile à préparer et remplie de saveurs.

  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 heure 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minute
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 oignons moyens, hachés
  • 1/4 tasse d’huile de pépin de raisin
  • 1 livre (16 oz) de pois chiches secs, trempés toute une nuit, rincés et égouttés
  • 5 clous de girofle
  • 1 bâton de cannelle, brisé en deux 
  • 1/2 c. à thé de graines de moutarde noire
  • 1 c. à thé de graines de cumin
  • 5 à 6 feuilles de curry fraîches
  • 1/2 c. à thé de curcuma
  • 4 grosses tomates, hachées
  • 1 c. à soupe de pâte gingembre et ail
  • 2 c. à thé de sel de mer
  • 2 c. à thé de poudre de chili
  • 3 tasses d’eau
  • 2 c. à thé de garam masala
  • Coriandre fraîche

Instructions

Dans une grande casserole, chauffer l’huile à feu moyen-vif. Ajouter les clous de girofle, la cannelle, les graines de moutarde, les graines de cumin, et les feuilles de curry. Cuire, en brassant pendant deux minutes.

Ajouter les oignons et faire revenir pendant 2 minutes, en brassant. Ajouter le curcuma, couvrir et cuire pendant 6 à 8 minutes, jusqu’à ce que l’oignon soit translucide, en brassant de temps à autre. Ajouter les tomates et la pâte gingembre et ail. Bien mélanger. Couvrir et laisser réduire de 5 à 6 minutes.

Ajouter les pois chiches, le sel, la poudre de chili et bien mélanger. Ajouter l’eau, couvrir, et laisser mijoter jusqu’à ce que les pois chiches soient tendres, environ 1 heure 30 à 2h. Ajouter le garam masala et cuire 5 minutes de plus. Retirer du feu et incorporer la coriandre fraîche. Bon appétit!

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South Indian Potato Fry

South Indian Potato Fry
South Indian Potato Fry

This South Indian Potato Fry recipe is warming, comforting and easy to make. It follows the same steps as the South Indian Eggplant Fry I posted last week. Same technique, with a slightly longer cooking time and different ingredients. Personally, I feel like that’s one of the fabulous things about Indian cuisine; if you master the different techniques, you can pretty much fry, curry, korma, or pulao anything!

It is important to note here (and for the South Indian Eggplant Fry) that the potatoes are not “fried” but rather sautéed in oil in a large skillet. Indians use the term fried, because as opposed to a curry, which is cooked mostly in a sauce, the fried dishes cook in oil. But there’s nothing deep fried here, rest assured!

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see it. Please tag @LivityGardens on Instagram and use the hashtag #LivityGardens.

Don’t forget to consult my other authentic Indian recipes, like this Toor Dal with Brussels Sprouts or this Chickpea Chole.

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South Indian Potato Fry

South Indian Potato Fry
  • Author: Karine K
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 lb potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 onions, cut into small dices
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 curry leaves (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 large heirloom tomato cut into small cubes (with seeds and skin)
  • 11 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic-ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

Instructions

Put the potatoes in a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Let the potatoes boil until fork-tender but not too tender that they fall apart. You want a nice structured potato. Drain the potatoes and place under cold running water for a few moments. Once the potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut them into cubes.

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mustard seed and let cook 2 minutes. Add the cumin seeds and curry leaves, if using, and sauté 1 minute. Add the onion and sauté while stirring for a minute. Add the turmeric, sauté, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes, until the onion is translucent. Cover and cook, stirring often, until the onion is golden and caramelized, 7-8 minutes.

Add the potato cubes to the skillet. Mix thoroughly until the potatoes are coated with the spice and onion mixture. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking. Add the tomatoes and 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, stir well, and continue cooking, covered, for an additional 5-6 minutes. Add the chili pepper, the garlic-ginger paste, and the garam masala, and stir well. Continue cooking until the potatoes are nice and tender, about 2-3 minutes. Remove to a serving bowl. Garnish with fresh cilantro. Bon appétit!

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Pommes de terre sautées du sud de l’Inde

South Indian Potato Fry
  • Author: Karine K

Ingredients

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  • 2 livres de pommes de terre, lavées
  • 2 oignons, hachés
  • 1/3 tasse d’huile d’olive
  • 1/2 c. à thé de graines de moutarde noire
  • 1 c. à thé de graines de cumin
  • 2 feuilles de cari (en option)
  • 1/2 c. à thé de curcuma
  • 1 grosse tomate (environ deux tasses), hachée
  • 1 à 1 1/2 c. à thé de sel de mer
  • 1/2 c. à thé de poudre de chili (ou au goût)
  • 1 c. à thé de pâte de gingembre et ail
  • 1 c. à thé de garam masala
  • Garniture: coriandre fraîche

Instructions

Déposer les pommes de terre dans une grande casserole et couvrir d’eau. Porter à ébullition et laisser cuire jusqu’à ce que les pommes de terre soient cuites, sans toutefois se défaire. Vous voulez une pomme de terre qui se tient. Égoutter et rincer à l’eau froide. Retirer la peau avec les mains et couper en cubes.

Chauffer l’huile dans une grande poêle à feu moyen-vif. Ajouter les graines de moutarde et cuire 2 minutes. Ajouter les graines de cumin et les feuilles de cari, et cuire une minute. Ajouter les oignons et faire revenir, en remuant, pendant une minute. Ajouter le curcuma et faire revenir, en remuant, pendant 3 minutes, jusqu’à ce que l’oignon soit translucide. Couvrir et cuire, en remuant souvent, jusqu’à ce que l’oignon soit doré et caramélisé, environ 7 à 8 minutes.

Ajouter les cubes de pommes de terre. Bien remuer afin de couvrir les pommes de terre du mélange d’oignons et épices. Couvrir et cuire pendant 5 minutes, en remuant de temps à autre. Ajuster le feu afin de prévenir que les pommes de terre ne collent. Ajouter les tomates et le sel de mer. Bien remuer et continuer de cuire, couvert, pendant 5 à 6 minutes. Ajouter la poudre de chili, la pâte de gingembre et ail, et le garam masala. Bien remuer et continuer de cuire pendant 2 à 3 minutes, jusqu’à ce que les pommes de terre soient tendres. Transférer dans un bol de service et garnir de coriandre fraîche. Bon appétit!

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