Roasted Kalettes Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing + Website Changes
I have no idea where January is going, but it is for sure going fast. I don’t make new year resolutions. Instead, I set up goals for what I want to accomplish every year. I do few checkups through the year and a final one in December. That helps me determine what I have achieved, what I need more time to complete and want to move up to next year’s goals. Finally, I cross out the goals that I didn’t accomplish and won’t make a difference in my life at the moment. Therefore they should be gone.
One of my goals for 2018 is to work on the website and focus on my personal chef business. I started by changing the look of the site. There will be more changes coming, but I am working one step at a time. I also finally have a logo (yeah!). Recipes are going to look a lot different going forward, they are more interactive. Readers can now change the servings to adjust the ingredients, and check off the steps completed as they are working on a recipe. I am excited! Old recipes will stay in their current format for now. Sometimes, when I feel like blabbing a little in a blog post, like today, I will link the recipe at the end. This is my first one, I hope it works. It is a work in progress so stay tuned. Thank you for following along on this journey with me!
On my long pile of recipes to share I had this beautiful salad. Have you ever heard of Kalettes? I heard about it last fall from Vitruvian Farms. They are a hybrid vegetable, a cross between kale and Brussel sprouts. They are super pretty and have both leafy and crunchy texture from the brassica combination. I asked Tommy Stauffer, one of the founders of Vitruvian Farms to explain how kalettes come to be, and here is what he had to say:
“They are not genetically modified but crossbred through non-GMO methods. This is normally done through cross-pollination. They selectively use plants that contain the attributes they want and cross-pollinate over many growing cycles. This is what happens in nature, they just select the plants they want to cross-pollinate versus nature over-time making new plants through the same process” – Tommy Stauffer, Vitruvian Farms