Dijon Horseradish Sauce

I was just looking to create a sauce for roasted potatoes and broccoli to jazz them up a bit. Some kind of potato salad twist type thing.

I landed on a mustard based sauce since I had a fresh bottle of dijon. You know what they say, use what you have. That advice applies now more than ever, under current circumstances.

This is super easy to put together. Whisk together a few ingredients and you're all set. Keep those potatoes moist and delicious. A lighter, fresher variation on classic potato salad. And, of course, vegan.

Ingredients
2 tbls dijon mustard
2 tbls apple cider vinegar
2 tbls hot sauce
1 tbl horseradish
2 tsps salt
1 tsp garlic powder
2 tsps turmeric
2 tbls olive oil

Whisk together all ingredients except olive oil.

Drizzle in the oil while whisking until a nice emulsion is formed.

I created this for roasted potatoes and broccoli, but this sauce has endless possibilities. It's tangy, spicy and a little bit creamy. Go nuts with it!


Let's Talk About Kale

Even though I've been vegetarian for many years, I've only recently gotten into kale. Turns out I was missing out. I just started to use it because romaine gets pricey in the cooler weather. Who knew that kale makes an awesome salad base. I love it raw.

I don't make smoothies with it. I don't make smoothies at all.

Kale is good cooked as well. I use it much the same as I would spinach. Allowing it to wilt a little bit. But where spinach can taste a little bit too much like the dirt from which it came, kale has a fresh, green flavor and a crisp bite.

I had been doing regular cabbage for salad. And green cabbage is great too. But heads of cabbage are generally at least 3 lbs. So at 99 cents per pound there's no option for spending less than $3 just on the cabbage. Where with kale at $1.69 a pound and the store formed bunches less than half a pound, I can spend less and take home more. A lower weight of kale seems to go much father.

Another benefit is the kale remains relatively untouched by the other store patrons.

Both cabbage and kale have long shelf lives. at least a week, sometimes more. all the more reason to love both.

if you love salad, or wish to start loving it, kale is the perfect way to achieve that. it it is sturdier than traditional lettuces and has a pretty neutral flavor.

if you buy too much you can cook the extra to help preserve it longer.

Kale is quite at home anywhere you'd use spinach, romaine, iceberg or arugula. Dont' let those California people and their green smoothies turn you off to this great vegetable.

This curly leafed diva deserves better than the blender.