Last Chance To Win a Copy of The Food52 Cookbook!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, November 4th, is the deadline to enter my Food52 Cookbook giveaway.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me what your signature dish is and leaving me your name and email (just so's I can contact you in case you win - I won't add you to anything, promise!) You can also enter by leaving a comment to this effect on my Facebook page, if you prefer.

This drool-worthy new cookbook features 140 gorgeous recipes like this amazing one pot kale and quinoa pilaf by Deena of Mostly Foodstuffs (photo courtesy of Sarah Shatz). Good luck!


One-Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf
Serves 2-4

Ingredients
  • 2 cups salted water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 bunch lacinato kale, washed and chopped into 1" lengths
  • 1 meyer lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted walnut oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and pepper
Directions

1. Bring the water to a boil in a covered pot. Add the quinoa, cover, and lower the heat until it is just enough to maintain a simmer. Let simmer for 10 minutes, then top with the kale and re-cover. Simmer another 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and allow to steam for 5 more minutes.

2. While the quinoa is cooking, take a large serving bowl and combine half of the lemon juice (reserving the other half), all of the lemon zest, scallions, walnut oil (you can substitute olive oil if you desire), pine nuts, and goat cheese.

3. Check the quinoa and kale when the cooking time has completed -- the water should have absorbed, and the quinoa will be tender but firm, and the kale tender and bright green. If the quinoa still has a hard white center, you can steam a bit longer (adding more water if needed). When the quinoa and kale are done, fluff the pilaf, and tip it into the waiting bowl with the remaining ingredients. As the hot quinoa hits the scallions and lemon it should smell lovely. Toss to combine, seasoning with salt and pepper, and the remaining lemon juice if needed.

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5 comments:

Jones said...

Hello Eve & Garden of Eating! This book looks tasty indeed. I'm not sure if it's my signature dish, but it's definitely spread like wildfire: oven-baked crispy kale with goat cheese and pine nuts. Yum.
xo/J.

booklovercook said...

Hi Eve! It's so cool you get to give a copy of this book away - it looks great! I would say that my signature dish is the Brazilian Fish Stew that I make using a slight adaptation of this recipe I found on the Simply Recipes site: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/moqueca_-_brazilian_fish_stew/

The first time I made it David claimed that it was The Best thing I had ever made and he is in the best position to judge, really. :) So I've made it many times since and it never fails to be absolutely delicious!

Giveaway Scout said...

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Jenny said...

My signature savory dish is sweet potato stew with peanuts, served over couscous.

My signature baked good is chocolate chip scones!

Izzi Greenberg said...

Hey!
My signature dish is a one-pot moroccan-ish chicken dish. What's great is that I never do it the same way twice. It starts with cooking chicken thighs skin down for a little so the fat renders out of the skin. I add harissa, molasses, lemons, smoked paprika, olives and a little chicken stock and cook it until the chicken is done. You serve over rice or couscous. It's fun because you could switch out ingredients...honey instead of molasses, orange instead of lemon...
It's super good and tastes like it cooked a lot longer.
Izzi.izzi@gmail.com, my name is izzi.
ps. love your blog.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Last Chance To Win a Copy of The Food52 Cookbook!

Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, November 4th, is the deadline to enter my Food52 Cookbook giveaway.

To enter, leave a comment below telling me what your signature dish is and leaving me your name and email (just so's I can contact you in case you win - I won't add you to anything, promise!) You can also enter by leaving a comment to this effect on my Facebook page, if you prefer.

This drool-worthy new cookbook features 140 gorgeous recipes like this amazing one pot kale and quinoa pilaf by Deena of Mostly Foodstuffs (photo courtesy of Sarah Shatz). Good luck!


One-Pot Kale and Quinoa Pilaf
Serves 2-4

Ingredients
  • 2 cups salted water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 bunch lacinato kale, washed and chopped into 1" lengths
  • 1 meyer lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted walnut oil
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • salt and pepper
Directions

1. Bring the water to a boil in a covered pot. Add the quinoa, cover, and lower the heat until it is just enough to maintain a simmer. Let simmer for 10 minutes, then top with the kale and re-cover. Simmer another 5 minutes, then turn off the heat and allow to steam for 5 more minutes.

2. While the quinoa is cooking, take a large serving bowl and combine half of the lemon juice (reserving the other half), all of the lemon zest, scallions, walnut oil (you can substitute olive oil if you desire), pine nuts, and goat cheese.

3. Check the quinoa and kale when the cooking time has completed -- the water should have absorbed, and the quinoa will be tender but firm, and the kale tender and bright green. If the quinoa still has a hard white center, you can steam a bit longer (adding more water if needed). When the quinoa and kale are done, fluff the pilaf, and tip it into the waiting bowl with the remaining ingredients. As the hot quinoa hits the scallions and lemon it should smell lovely. Toss to combine, seasoning with salt and pepper, and the remaining lemon juice if needed.

Want even more recipes, photos, giveaways, and food-related inspiration? "Like" the Garden of Eating on Facebook!

5 comments:

Jones said...

Hello Eve & Garden of Eating! This book looks tasty indeed. I'm not sure if it's my signature dish, but it's definitely spread like wildfire: oven-baked crispy kale with goat cheese and pine nuts. Yum.
xo/J.

booklovercook said...

Hi Eve! It's so cool you get to give a copy of this book away - it looks great! I would say that my signature dish is the Brazilian Fish Stew that I make using a slight adaptation of this recipe I found on the Simply Recipes site: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/moqueca_-_brazilian_fish_stew/

The first time I made it David claimed that it was The Best thing I had ever made and he is in the best position to judge, really. :) So I've made it many times since and it never fails to be absolutely delicious!

Giveaway Scout said...

Hi, I'd like to invite you to post your giveaways on our giveaway directory: Giveaway Scout (http://www.giveawayscout.com). Please submit your blog here: http://www.giveawayscout.com/join/ Once you receive our confirmation email you can post your giveaways on our site. Thanks.

Jenny said...

My signature savory dish is sweet potato stew with peanuts, served over couscous.

My signature baked good is chocolate chip scones!

Izzi Greenberg said...

Hey!
My signature dish is a one-pot moroccan-ish chicken dish. What's great is that I never do it the same way twice. It starts with cooking chicken thighs skin down for a little so the fat renders out of the skin. I add harissa, molasses, lemons, smoked paprika, olives and a little chicken stock and cook it until the chicken is done. You serve over rice or couscous. It's fun because you could switch out ingredients...honey instead of molasses, orange instead of lemon...
It's super good and tastes like it cooked a lot longer.
Izzi.izzi@gmail.com, my name is izzi.
ps. love your blog.