There are many things about eating healthy that aren’t fun. (No sugar — Bah humbug!) But I’m sorry, eating more kale isn’t one of them. Kale is incredibly versatile, and if you don’t believe me, maybe you’ll be swayed by Cathy Walthers and her delicious recipes (all 100 of them) in her book, Kale, Glorious Kale.

I thought January would be a good time to highlight Cathy and this book for our latest installment of The Cook and The Book series. I figured many of you might recognize her name (she’s been writing for Martha’s Vineyard magazine for years), but may not know about her cookbooks. I’m a fan of all of them, but Kale, Glorious Kale may really be the most versatile. (The book has also been reprinted with a new update – new handsome cover, new size!). Be sure to read our Q&A with Cathy, where she offers some great insight into cookbook-making.

When Cathy and I talked about which recipes to highlight, it was tough. I’m glad we picked the Broth with Mini-Meatballs, Kale and Cabbage, though, because it meant that I got to make it this weekend, and it was so satisfying and easy.

We also picked Kale & Pineapple Smoothies, but there are so many other recipes (Granola! Pizza! Calzones! Noodles!) we could have chosen. But as delicious as the recipes are, I also love all the extra information in the book: different ways to cook kale, flavors to pair with kale, how to grow kale, and even how to hold a kale festival!


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