Kale is often considered as a fall and winter vegetable, yet early-mid summer kale is a bit more tender and mild, and makes for a really good, nutrition-packed pesto. Lemon brightens the flavor; walnuts add their own taste as well as a nice texture. A food processor brings this pesto together quickly for pasta, pizza, salads, and more. Freezes well for later use.
Red lentils are petite darlings that have a slightly sweet flavor, cook up in just 10 minutes, and serve up almost a beef burger’s-worth of protein. This is one of those recipes that seems too easy to offer much flavor. I made it before yoga one evening in about 20 minutes, turned off the heat, and came home to a delicious, healthy meal. At winter’s-end, we’re all a bit ‘soup weary’, but the lemon and baby kale make it refreshing as we anticipate the arrival of spring.