For my Homework Assignment I choose Kale and Cauliflower. This may seem odd to some people but I promise I have never cooked with these two ingredients in my life. I know I need to branch out a little more. I also had wine…
The first dish I made was pasta. To make it a little more flavorful I added shrimp and tomatoes. This was my favorite dish by far that I made. I would actually serve this to other people and be confident that they wouldn’t hate it. I essentially boiled the pasta, cooked down the cauliflower and garlic, then added tomato, shrimp, and kale, salt and pepper. When the the pasta was mostly done I through that in last and cooked for a few more minutes.
My next dish was still pretty tasty but I would change a few things: Kale and Cauliflower Salad. I didn’t have some of the other ingredients this recipe called for like pine nuts. It was a good salad and I made a fresh dressing (fresh squeeze lemon, olive oil. salt and pepper). However, next time I would chop the Kale and Cauliflower more finely. It was really crunchy. But it was actually very good and I had it with some chicken noodle soup!
The last recipe I made, or attempted to make was cauliflower and kale mashed potatoes. However, I didn’t have a food processor so I used a beater I think (the tool for mixing up pancake batter). Therefore it was still a little chunky. It tasted O.K. but it had a weird texture.
Overall, I would definitely make the Pasta again and probably the salad if I had leftover Kale. I think I would need a food processor to make the mashed potatoes truly “mashed.” I was excited I had some new recipes for Kale because it is so healthy. I also did an extra assignment and made kale chips. They turned out mediocre. I think I needed to use more olive oil and garlic powder. But I really enjoyed this assignment and happy I got to cook a little more out of my comfort zone!