This is a salad.
I’m cleaning out my drafts for the blog. I have absolutely no idea why I took a picture of it and saved it as a draft. But it was a pretty enough salad. So here it is.
Cosmic cashew kale with chickpeas is totally a recipe that you should try. I’m linking to a version that calls for crushed red pepper, because I like it that way. Maybe you won’t. I don’t know. You should know whether you like crushed red pepper or not.
I try so many recipes that end up requiring kale. That’s what I get for reading vegan and health-crazed lunatic sites. I don’t even like kale all that much unless it’s cooked or liquefied in a green smoothie. I bought what seemed like a small bunch, and then I washed it and started pulling it off the stems. Pretty soon I had filled the pie tin I set aside for the purpose, piling leaves precariously high. Then I stacked it on the cutting board. OH GOD SO MUCH KALE MAKE IT STOP. Then it cooks down and looks like almost no kale at all. Almost.
Nobody cares about my blog. That’s okay. I like it that way.
If you want to have a personal blog and have anyone actually read it, it needs to be a food blog. No one gives a flying fennel about your life unless you’re famous, but they care very much about what you’re eating, especially if you’re giving out free recipes. Here in the greater Capital Region, the only local blogs anyone seems to care about (and that get press releases. Press releases!) are the ones about food. Restaurants. Cooking. I mean, not that I have any shortage of press releases in my life.
Blogs that are successful in traffic and/or cash money really only live in the niches. I could write about dystopian fiction or the Tridentine Mass or quinoa recipes or diabetic hamsters or any of my other interests, but I don’t.