Dinner Tonight: Linguine with Kale + Roasted Carrots

December 10, 2012

An almost-entirely from-the-pantry dinner this week, and isn't that just the best? If you're the sort of person who keeps kale and carrots on your weekly shopping list (like we do!) then you may not even need to make a single trip to the market. The is the kind of meal that reminds you how much you already (probably) have around at home, and how delicious things can be if you give yourself a little room for creativity. A piece-of-cake meal for a busy season. And as always, it comes together in no time at all.  

The Menu

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Pomegranate Roasted Carrots by Melissa Clark

Linguine with Breadcrumbs and Kale by Hotplate Gourmet

The Grocery List

1 bunch kale
1 pound carrots
Pomegranate molasses (or balsamic vinegar)

We're betting that you savvy cooks already have garlic, parmesan cheese, linguine (or another long pasta shape), olive oil, cayenne (or similar dried ground chile), and a few slices of day-old bread. If not, you'll be needing all of that, too!

The Plan 

1. Super easy one this week. In essence: carrots first, pasta second. 

2. Prep carrots and kale. Pop the water on the stove to boil. Heat the oven.

3. Roast carrots. 

4. Begin to sauté the kale, drop the pasta in boiling water to cook. 

5. Pull the carrots out when they're done. Dress the pasta and plate! Eat up and relax, dinner is served. 


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Miranda Rake

Written by: Miranda Rake

I love Champagne and cheese and potato chips. In fact, that would be the most dreamtastic dinner. I have two cats and I am a proud Portlander-by-birth currently residing on Manhattan's rich and wonderful Lower East Side in a closet that has no closets. In May I finished up a masters degree in Food Studies at NYU and now I am trying to figure out exactly why I did that and what that all means. It is very fun and scary but mostly fun. I like to cook and I love to bake.

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randyrmarks December 10, 2012
Miranda - You rock!