Month: February 2014

Sweet Potato Kale Pizza

It’s official – Friday night has been declared Pizza Night in the Kim-and-Hector kitchen.  But when I say pizza, I’m not talking about 2,000-calorie mounds of dough and cheese that make you feel guilty and slightly nauseous the next day; I’m talking about a crisp homemade crust covered with roasted sweet potatoes and red onions, mozzarella cheese and crunchy balsamic kale.  This is not Pizza Hut pizza.  This is so much better.


Photo credit: Hector Rodriguez

So here’s how Pizza Night works: every week we choose a different kind of pizza, based around an ingredient we want to try or a neat recipe we found.  Last week we chose kale because I got a giant bunch in my bi-weekly produce box, and the search for a unique recipe resulted in this gem from Two Peas and Their Pod: Sweet Potato Kale Pizza with Rosemary and Red Onion.

Seeing as this is the first time I’ve posted a recipe using kale, I have to add a note here: it took me forever to find ways I actually like kale.  I tried kale chips, steaming, frying, salad (at which point I also discovered that just about anything tastes pretty good when it’s covered in Caesar salad dressing and Parmesan cheese)…and I got sick of everyone telling me to try kale chips.  (more…)