For Nancy

First, because I can't resist, a Sally photo. I promise we'll get back to fruits and vegetables soon.

And on the business side of things, a recipe! For Nancy, from the archives, here goes:


You can find kohlrabi at most farmers' markets. When selecting kohlrabi, keep in mind that the purple stems are sweeter and a bit more mild spice-wise than the green versions. Look for small, tender pieces, as the bigger they get the woodier they tend to be inside.

1 tablespoon butter
2 large cloves garlic, minced
6 scallions, chopped fine
1 tennis ball-size kohlrabi, peeled and diced
8-10 cups Swiss chard, chopped and packed
1/2 can coconut milk plus 1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon red curry paste
1 and 1/2 tablespoons peanut butter

Get out a big, heavy-bottomed soup pot and put it over medium heat. Melt the butter, and throw in the scallions and the garlic. Stir briskly so that the garlic doesn't burn, cooking for only a minute.

Now add the kohlrabi and sauté a bit more before adding the Swiss chard. Once the greens are in the pot, put the lid tightly on top and let them steam down for about five minutes, stirring everything from time to time.

Remove the lid and add the coconut milk and the red curry paste. Turn up the heat to medium-high and keep stirring until the paste dissolves in the milk. When the liquid starts to boil throw in the peanut butter and stir until this dissolves too.

Turn the heat down to a simmer, season the pot with salt, and let the flavors cook together for a minute or two. Serve the vegetables and broth in a wide, shallow bowl over a scoop of brown rice. Sriracha hot sauce or another hot chili sauce makes a nice topping.


artfoodsoul said...

aaww, she is just so cute -- i couldn't resist popping over to see if there was another photo of the babe! so excited for you...

Taylor Alt-Mama said...

I can't wait to make this! I just posted a recipe on my blog for kohlrabi slaw (subbing in for sauerkraut with some sausages). After mistaking its identity for several weeks, kohlrabi is my new favorite veg. Your recipe looks delicious. And the baby, too, of course.

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