Kale Salad with Avocado, Oranges, and Cress

I know, I know.  We’re seeing raw kale salad recipes all over the place.  But if you haven’t tried one, do it.  Seriously.  Did I ever mention that I was originally thinking of naming this blog Cavorting Kale?  Yup, that’s how much I love kale.  But it turns out I’m not the only one.  This salad was a big hit at our annual Summer Solstice Wine Pairing Dinner (course 3 of 7)…

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Caramelized Fennel and Avocado Quinoa Salad

This was a Mother’s Day concoction… Light, fresh and tasty with a satisfying contrast of sweet, tangy, and rich flavors. Just for giggles, I used a mix of regular and red quinoa for a little extra color. Continue reading