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Mollie Katzen’s Grilled Bread and Kale Salad with Red Onions, Walnuts and Figs

Yield:
4 small salads or 2 large salads

Tu Bishvat is the perfect holiday for locavores, school kids and home cooks, alike. It’s a fruit-focsued holiday with plenty of room for creative cooking and connecting more deeply with the land as Spring approaches.

figs

School kids love the field trips to plant trees while home cooks and chefs dream up new ideas for integrating the seven edible species mentioned in the Torah:

wheat

barley

grapes

figs

pomegranates

olives

dates

When M. returned from a quick trip to visit his parents in Israel, he brought back a tightly wrapped disc of plump, moist figs in his backpack. I immediately turned to Mollie Katzen’s latest vegetarian book The Heart of the Plate for inspiration on how to integrate these beauties into a dish where figs would be the stars while I stay true to eating within the growing season here in the Northeast.

fig salad

This kale-based salad really hit the spot and was almost too beautiful to eat! Almost. Check out more from Mollie Katzen and her newest cookbook The Heart of the Plate!

Mollie Katzen's Grilled Bread and Kale Salad with Red Onions, Walnuts and Figs

Posted on January 13, 2014

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Contest: Win Kosher By Design Lightens Up!

New Years has come and gone, but we’re still firmly in the midst of resolution season. If, like my own husband, you’re trying to make healthier choices and whittle your waistline a bit – we’d want to help!

We have one copy of Susie Fishbein’s Kosher By Design Lightens Up to give away! I’m really enjoying this cookbook  – everything from the Huevos Rancheros (one of my breakfast favorites), to lightened versions of some traditional Jewish staples, like Deli Roll and Potato Kugel.

So here’s the deal: comment below with your favorite “lightening up” tip or recipe, and the best one will win our copy of Kosher By Design Lightens Up.

 

Posted on January 13, 2012

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