Walnut Kale Hummus, So Very GREEN!

Walnut Kale Hummus | In Johnna's Kitchen

I am always on the hunt for a new flavor combination to incorporate into hummus.  This week I give you Walnut Kale Hummus! So yeah, it’s very green.  Not a typical color for hummus at all.  Color aside, it has a very bright flavor that is light and refreshing, not as heavy as some of… 

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Avocado Kale Salad, Quick & Easy for Summer!

Avocado Kale Salad

Here’s another recipe from my “this is simple and we eat it often” category: Avocado Kale Salad. There are actually a few more ingredients than just avocados and kale.  Tomatoes, Onion, Cucumber, Basil…If you are like me with a backyard garden in the Midwest, you may have those ingredients right outside your door.  Talk about… 

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Pesto Stuffed Potatoes, Twelve Months of Healthy Eating

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I bet you thought I had given up on my calendar project.  Nope, I’m about to conquer that silly twelve month goal. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here’s the scoop:  last December I got a calendar at Fausto’s in Key West.  It featured a recipe each month that was healthy but didn’t… 

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Kale Basil Pesto, with a freeze-ahead option!

Kale Basil Pesto from In Johnna's Kitchen

Although it’s nearly August, kale is still producing in large quantity in our little garden.  And the basil.  Oh my goodness, the basil!  I went a little overboard with basil this year, planting six varieties.  A few of them have grown into full-blown bushes. So what’s one to do with all of this kale and… 

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Kale Artichoke Dip, Crazy for Kale Launch Party!

Kale Artichoke Dip

You know, I’m a bit Crazy for Kale.  Maybe more than a bit crazy, a whole lot crazy! Last fall I planted around 300 kale plants with my friend Renee.  I did this because kale changed my life.  Really, it did!  Eating several servings of an extremely nutrient-dense dark leafy green has made me much… 

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Twelve Months of Healthy Eating: Pumpkin Kale Chili in the Crockpot

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Brrr!  We’re having a snow day here.  There’s really nothing better than a crockpot full of chili on a cold, snowy day! Last month I shared this post with you about my calendar project.  I brought a calendar home from my favorite little grocery store in Key West and am re-making each month’s featured recipe… 

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