Note: thanks to Martha Valenta for suggesting that I write a followup to the classic Who Will Toss My Salad? Book people, consider this a proposal. Here’s an endorsement already from author Jessica Tom.
Chapter 1 – Kicking the kale habit
Everybody loves kale chips, right? But kale isn’t the only leafy green that’s highly bakeable. There’s also chard. And rainbow chard chips are like snacking on unicorns.
I’m a lover not a kale chip hater. Are you leafy and colorful? Like. Let’s bake more from the salad bar. Toss your greens with some olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt before baking. If you’re using a convection oven and can’t turn the fan off, put a metal cooling rack on top of your greens. Otherwise, the chips will start blowing all over your oven when they’re ready. Charred chard? Yes, I’ve been there.
Chapter 2 – Will it chip?
Say hello to endive. I say ahn-deev because it sounds fancier. That and I have nothing better to do. I’ll spare you a photo of the endive since I’ve been taking the worst photos lately. Only I don’t know how bad they are until I look on a computer and see pics like this one.
Does limp spinach make you wilt? Make spinach chips. Next?
Next year will be about baked salads. Sample headline –
Baked Salad Movement Sees Green
Chapter 3 – Bake me a salad
I dream of the day we can discuss greens openly. When greens of all colors are accepted in the leafy post-kale lexicon. The baked salad movement is heating up in a low oven right now for about 20 minutes. Bake on, foodies.
Still here? Today’s Let’s Lunch on twitter features festive side dishes that are family traditions. We didn’t bake salads, but I’m one generation off the farm and my mom did bake a lot, so . . .
Take a look at the delicious posts rounded up by Cheryl Tan from A Tiger in the Kitchen.
Charissa‘s Coconut Date Balls at Zest Bakery
Ellise‘s Lime-Chipotle Carrots at Cowgirl Chef
Felicia‘s Chinese Butterfly Cookies at Burnt-Out Baker
Grace‘s Fruitcake at HapaMama
Joe‘s Maine Homestead Holiday Dishes at Joe Yonan
Linda‘s Trinidadian Baked Pastelles at Spicebox Travels
Lisa‘s Potato Latkes at Monday Morning Cooking Club
Lucy‘s “Not My Mama’s” Black-Eyed Peas & Greens at A Cook And Her Books
Maria‘s Grandma Dorothy’s Deviled Eggs at Maria’s Good Things
Patrick‘s Baby Pecan Pies at Patrick G. Lee
Steff‘s Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble at The Kitchen Trials
Victor‘s Roasted Parsnips, Carrots & Delicata Squash Tossed With Sauteed Mustard Greens at The Taste of Oregon
Cheryl‘s Auntie Jane’s Potato Gratin: A Singaporean Christmas Casserole at A Tiger in the Kitchen
Rebecca‘s Potato Kugel at Grongar Blog