Welcome 2013! January is always the month that I eat the best. I think it has more to do with the fact that I overdosed on chocolate and cheese, but soups and salads here I come!
I used the popular kale salad from Whole Foods as an inspiration for this and while not exact I think it is just as good.
serves 4-5 as a side
1 large bunch kale
1/4 c. dried cranberries
1/4 c. pumpkin seeds and almonds toasted
1 carrot, peeled and finely diced
Toss all of these ingredients together into a bowl.
Juice from 1 orange
3 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
1 small garlic clove, minced
1/8 tsp. chipotle powder
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. Extra virgin olive oil
whisk all ingredients together. Toss with kale.