Braised Escarole with Onions

Here’s a Paleo-friendly recipe from Nom Nom Paleo.

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1 large head of escarole (~2 pounds in all)
3 tablespoons of butter, olive oil or coconut oil
1 onion, thinly sliced
1 large garlic clove, minced
salt and freshly milled pepper
vinegar of your choice


Separate the leaves of the Escarole, wash well, and roughly chop the leaves.
Heat the butter in a wide skillet over medium heat and sauté the onions until soft.
Throw in the garlic and stir around for ~ 30 seconds and then dump in the escarole (damp greens are good). Lightly salt the greens and onions and cook covered until the greens are wilted and tender (~12-15 minutes). Season with salt and pepper and add a splash of your favorite vinegar.

Radish salad with sweet gold dressing

Radish-saladRecipe and photo by Sarah of Cooking with CSA


  • 1 head lettuce, chopped
  • 5 red carrots, shredded
  • 5 radishes, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped


  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. water


  1. Place all salad ingredients in large bowl and toss.
  2. Whisk all dressing ingredients in small bowl.
  3. Pour salad dressing over salad and serve.

Creamy Kale Dip

Kale inspires love or hate, and very little in between. This recipe is great for both sides of the kale divide and for kids. Combined with raw carrots and snap peas, this is a healthy, delicious snack. If you are a raw kale eater, skip the step where you cook it.

This recipe is from Photo courtesy Johnny Miller.


  • 1 bunch of kale
  • green garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • pinch red pepper flakes


Wash 1 bunch of kale and remove the tough stems.  Chop roughly.

Mince green garlic to make 1 T.  Saute the garlic in 1 T. olive oil until tender, then add the kale and raise the heat.  Cook for 3-4 minutes, add salt to taste.

Transfer the kale to a food processor and add 1 C. cottage cheese (for a little tangier flavor, use 1/2 C. each cottage cheese and goat chevre.) plus 1 T. lemon juice and a pinch of red pepper flakes.  Puree until smooth.

Serve with sliced carrots and summer squash, and trimmed snap peas.