Kale Salad with Dates, Pine Nuts and Feta.. and a Giveaway!

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By Nancy Buchanan



by Nancy Buchanan on January 17, 2011

Wallet feeling a bit light from the holidays?? I have just the thing.. a new giveaway! Yes, I’ve got a $50 gift certificate to CSN Stores. So whether you are looking to spruce up your home with some modern dining room furniture or you are looking for some new dishes or  kitchenware, CSN stores are  a great place to start!  Details on the giveaway are at the end of the post!!

Ok, I am not one to “toot my own horn” as they say, but I just had to post this! My beautiful friend, Mary Ann of Classic Casual Home nominated me for a Stylish Blog Award!! How wonderful  is that? Speaking of wonderful, if you haven’t visited her blog you absolutely must – it is gorgeous!!! In accepting  this award, I am supposed to reveal 7 things about myself (gulp!) AND I get to nominate some of my new blog finds!!

Stylish Blogger 1 Kale Salad with Dates, Pine Nuts and Feta.. and a Giveaway!

Alright, here is the tough part ..

  1. I am  a voracious, eclectic reader.
  2. I love  Jimmy Buffett… and U2.
  3. I have never been comfortable being tall.
  4. I definitely prefer  being behind the lens to being in front of it.
  5. I love cats and have a sign on my forehead (that only dogs can read)  that says ” I give great belly rubs” – either that or every dog I meet is propositioning me.. but  I’m going with the former.
  6. I don’t like watching golf.
  7. I am middle aged but my brain doesn’t agree… my body however, reminds me of this fact daily.

that’s 7, right?? Phew.

Ok, now the fun part – new blog finds that I love!!! There honestly isn’t enough band width for this one but… here we go!

Last, but certainly not least… a recipe!! One of my New Year’s resolutions was to spend a bit more time with kale. If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know we haven’t had the closest  of relationships – which is  a shame because kale is really a very likable vegetable and is incredibly good for you – it’s an excellent source of vitamins A,C and K and is also a good source of both potassium and calcium and, like all greens low in calories – 35 for 1 cup!

Kale ingredients and salad Kale Salad with Dates, Pine Nuts and Feta.. and a Giveaway!

To enter the giveaway!! It very easy!! You can enter 3 ways!!

1. Sign up for my RSS feed – just leave me comment  that you’ve signed up (if you already are signed up, just leave me a comment that you are!)

2. Follow me on Twitter – again just leave a comment that you are following me or if you already are, just leave a comment letting me know.

3. Like me on Facebook!! Just leave me a comment that you’ve liked me on Facebook!!

Winner will be announced on Thursday, January 20th. Winner will be chosen via the Random Number Generator.

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Maria January 17, 2011 at 3:42 pm

Great way to jazz up kale! I am going to try this dish!


Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite January 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Thanks for this – looks like a great way to enjoy kale which we get a TON of in our organic boxes during the winter and I never know what to do with it!

I follow you on Twitter…


Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite January 17, 2011 at 4:03 pm

And you are in my Google Reader!


Lucy Lean January 17, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Love everything about this post – including your shout to Demaris at Kitchen Corners – but most of all I love your photograph – the napkin colours and texture are gorgeous next to that delicious looking kale – YUMMY!


Allison [Haute Box] January 17, 2011 at 5:05 pm

I’m not a huge fan of kale, but you may have converted me with this one! Looks great!


marla {family fresh cooking} January 17, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Nancy, I love kale & this salad sounds like a winner. Love the sweet & savory twist…..I follow you on Twitter – great giveaway!


Cathy/ShowFoodChef January 17, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Nancy, it was so fun to read about you. I love Kale, so this salad is a def for me. I make a Kale salad that I got from a spa chef that I think you’d like. Hopefully I’ll post it, you know..eventually, right? Your pics just get more and more gorgeous. :D


the urban baker January 17, 2011 at 8:53 pm

We love Kale in our house and this salad looks like a winner. I follow you on Twitter and I am headed over to FB to “like” you as well! Thanks for sharing! x


Magic of Spice January 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Wonderful salad :) Congratulations on your award, will definitely stop by to see your favs :) Loved your Q n A…I never really liked being tall either ;)


Magic of Spice January 17, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Wonderful salad :) Congratulations on your award, will definitely stop by to see your favs :) Loved your Q n A…I never really liked being tall either ;)


naomi January 18, 2011 at 11:36 am

This salad sounds wonderful. I have to admit, I don’t eat enough Kale, but I’m going to give it a go this weekend with your recipe here!


Kate January 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I like the 7 fact esp the doggie one ! I also really like your use of kale. I grow silver beet and I think they are closely related so i could sub I’m sure – your salad does sound delicious.


Priscilla - She's Cookin' January 18, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Glad to see you coming around to kale :) I felt the same way! I follow you on Twitter, and I “Like” you on FB, too.


Nancy January 20, 2011 at 8:39 am

I am glad that I am “coming around” too- just goes to prove you can teach an old dog new tricks!


Mary Ann January 18, 2011 at 9:14 pm

Hey Stylish One,
Sent this to my daughter, Alie in NY as she loves kale. I made the dish tonight and it was delicious! I added some pomegranate seeds as I had some I wanted to use up and Tommy said “this is great but it would be better without the pomegranate seeds.” He was impressed with your recipe though. Great job.
Mary Ann


Lentil Breakdown January 19, 2011 at 11:55 pm

Love kale and you are in my RSS (and am pretty sure I follow you on Twitter).


Nancy January 20, 2011 at 8:37 am

Hi Adair!!

I actually thought of you when I posted this recipe!


Rich January 20, 2011 at 7:02 am

Wow – thanks, Nancy! Of course I would be wearing a Bill Cosby sweater on the morning I read about a Stylish Blog post …

And this salad looks great – for some reason I am on a little salad kick, and this is going to keep that train a’rollin.

An I am now a loyal Twitter follower. Lead on!


Nancy January 20, 2011 at 8:33 am

Well, some would say you would fit right in with that sweater!! Seems like “great minds think alike” – I’ve been on a salad kick as well – compensation for all the goodies i had over the holidays and in Mexico!


Amanda January 20, 2011 at 9:35 am

Follow you on your rss feed!


Lisa@ButteryBooks January 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I love all the colors in this salad! I follow your RSS feed, and will follow you an twitter.


Nancy January 23, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Hi Lisa,

Thank you so much for stopping by! I really like the colors in this salad too – definitely brightens up a cloudy day.


domestic diva January 22, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I subscribe via email (does that count)?


Nancy January 23, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Yes!! Unfortunately the giveaway had closed by the time you posted this but don’t worry – I will be having another one and hopefully some other “good stuff” – watch for it in the next few weeks!!


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