kale, recipe, side dish, vegan, vegetarian

Sweet Onion Kale

Sweet Goodness – no other words describe it.


  • 1 bunch kale – about 6-7 leaves, washed and torn from middle stalk
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped into large pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar – see below notes
  • water

Heat large pan on medium heat. Add oil and onion and let cook for 7 minutes. Add raisins, brown sugar and pine nuts. Stir and let caramelize for about 10 minutes, just enough for the pine nuts to be toasted but not burnt.

Add kale to pan. Stir to coat, add a few drops of water and cover; stirring often. You can always add a little more water of it starts to burn. Kale will wilt and become bright green; roughly 7-10 minutes.

Serve hot.

Serves 2-4 people.


I made this dish tonight for myself using only half of the suggested ingredient portions. Feel free to add or lighten any of the ingredients.

If you do not want to use brown sugar then omit. I don’t think I am going to add it when I make it next time as the raisins gave it a lot of sweetness on it’s own.

recipe, side dish, vegan, vegetarian

Roasted Parsnip and Carrots


Since parsnips and carrots are related, it only makes sense to combine them into a simple yet delightful side dish.


  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 medium parsnips
  • 1/4 of a red or yellow onion
  • 1-3 cloves garlic, depending on how much you like
  • 2 tablespoons EVOO
  • S & P to taste

Pre heat oven to 400.

Wash and peel carrots and parsnips and cut into bite size pieces. Mince the garlic and rough chop onion into large pieces.

Add all of the vegetables in a mixing bowl, then add oil and salt and pepper. Toss to evenly coat. Spread on a baking sheet and place in oven for 20-25 minutes, tossing them once at about 10-12 minutes.

Serves 2

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