EatinEatOut : Spring 2013
80 WWW.EATINEATOUT.CA ver since I rst turned on the stove at the age of 7, I've been at my happiest in the kitchen, surrounded by food, feeding the people I love. From the canned cream soups and packaged foods of my youth, to adapting our meals for better health and well-being, my food journey has been driven by a passion for exploration and the enjoyment of simple, delicious food. I began my blog, Kate in the Kitchen, in 2006 as a means to combine my love of writing and my passion for good food. I live in Minnesota with my husband and son, and also love gardening, reading, the great outdoors, photography and an occasional martini. E Golden Beet, Kale & Wheatberry Salad with Orange-Cumin Dressing 1 bunch Lacinato kale, washed, de-ribbed and spun dry 1 cup cooked wheat berries (brown rice or quinoa) 3 small Golden Beets, roasted and chopped 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese or Feta 1 medium Navel Orange Salt and pepper to taste Trim tops and scrub beets with a stiff brush. Heat oven to 400º F. Place beets in a pan. Cover with foil and roast until knife inserted in largest beet slips out easily, about 45-60 minutes. Chop kale in to small pieces and place in a large bowl. Add a pinch of sea salt and 2 Tbsps of the orange-cumin salad dressing (see below). With clean hands, mix dressing and kale together, massaging gently to help soften. Allow to stand for 15 minutes, then add wheat berries, chopped beets, and goat cheese, taste for seasoning and add salt and pepper as needed. Slice the bottom and top off the Navel orange. Place orange on a cutting board, and with a sharp knife, slice off rind and white pith, following the curve of the fruit. Slice in to thin rounds, toss with salad. For Dressing: 1 medium Navel orange Good quality olive oil 1-2 tsp ground cumin 1/2 tsp deli style spicy mustard salt and pepper to taste In a glass measuring cup, squeeze juice from one half of the orange. Add in the cumin, salt, pepper and mustard, drizzle in olive oil, whisking to make a thick emulsification. Taste for seasonings, and adjust as needed.