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Raw Kale Salad – Mmmm…Tough and Bitter

I realized after watching the finished video for this raw
kale salad that I used the words “tough” and “bitter” about a dozen times. Not
exactly a ringing endorsement. I used those words because kale is tough and bitter,
but when properly prepared, those are valuable assets, not liabilities.


If you slice it thin, and toss it with other tasty treats,
the kale mellows out, and serves as a perfect foil for other vegetation. The
sweet, wet crunch of raw apple counters the bitterness, and the texture of the
leaves elevated from opposite directions by juicy orange and crunchy nuts. It’s
quite a scene.

I’m going to do a video for the orange cumin vinaigrette,
but in the meantime, the ingredients are listed below. Feel free to copy my salad formula, but this is more of an idea video than an actual recipe. You know what you
like, so whatever that is, add it to some raw kale, and see what happens.
Enjoy!


Ingredients for 2 big or 4 small Raw Kale Salads:
1 head green kale
1 persimmon, sliced
1 apple, sliced thin or matchstick cut
2 seedless oranges, cut into segments aka “supremes” (click here for video)
handful of chopped nuts
For the dressing:
1 rounded teaspoon Dijon mustard           
1 rounded teaspoon orange zest
1 tsp cumin, or to taste
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, or to taste
1 tbsp orange juice
1/4 cup rice vinegar (or white wine or sherry vinegar)
1/3 cup olive oil, or to taste
salt and pepper to taste

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Christmas pudding crumble

As Christmas gets ever closer, if you haven’t got your food sorted, there’s no need to panic – it might be time to cheat! And cheating doesn’t mean poorer quality when you buy from Tesco’s Finest range. Don’t spend time fiddling around with bacon and sausages – buy your pigs already in blankets! Roasties can be hit and miss – make sure yours are always a hit with Finest Goose Fat Roast Potatoes or follow our easy recipe. Add Christmas cake, pud and mince pies to your shopping list and make sure you keep our roast turkey with olde English chestnut stuffing recipe handy and you’re all set for the big day. Happy Christmas! Nichola Palmer – Recipes Editor, goodtoknow

A really big sandwich that is packed full with leftover Christmas turkey, stuffing, sausage and salad leaves. A quick and easy snack for 2 people that will use up any leftovers you might have.

  • Serves: 2
  • Total time: 10 mins
  • Skill level: Easy peasy
  • Costs: Cheap as chips
  • 6 slices granary bread
  • 6 tsp mayonnaise
  • 6 slices cooked turkey
  • 2 tbsp cranberry sauce
  • 4 tsp cooked stuffing
  • 4 cooked chipolatas, halved lengthways
  • 2 handfuls of rocket and chard salad or other leaves
  • 4 cocktail sticks

This sandwich is not just good for leftovers, it’s perfect for festive lunches all the way through December

  1. Spread one side of each piece of bread with the mayonnaise. Top 2 slices of bread with the turkey slices and cranberry sauce.
  2. Put a second slice of bread, mayonnaise-side up, on top, then pile on the stuffing, halved chipolatas and a handful of salad leaves.
  3. Put the last slice of bread on top. Push 2 cocktail sticks into each sandwich to hold them together, then cut the sandwich in half and serve.

By Woman’s Weekly

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Salad Niçoise

Niçoise simply is to do with the city of Nice in the south of France. Salad Niçoise, arguably its most famous culinary export, is characterised by ingredients common to that part of the country close to the Mediterranean rim – tomatoes, eggs, green beans, potatoes, black olives, garlic, anchovies, and, of course, olive oil. It’s the perfect summer salad on a gloriously hot summer’s day – and a lovely, quick, light lunch.

  • Serves: 2

  • Prep time: 10 mins

  • Cooking time: 20 mins

  • Total time: 30 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Mid-price

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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