Autumn Kale Slaw + Movie Night


“Sorry to disturb you young lady, what kind of vegetable are you holding there?” I was waiting in line at our farmer’s market with curious baby Isac resting on my right arm and two large bunches of green and purple kale on my left and turned around to see the kind old woman that was talking to me. At first I looked down at our little pumpkin, staring at me with his big eyes and cute little hat. But then I realized that it was the kale she was asking about. I was a bit surprised by the question, as kale has been one of the most hyped ingredients these past couple of years and you can buy it in most food stores now during the autumn. But I quickly woke up from my pompous foodie bubble. I told her that it was called kale and explained some of the wonderful ways how you can prepare it. And while I was talking I noticed that the whole line was listening in on our conversation. Apparently we need to keep talking about kale.

So, even though quite a few of you blog readers probably already are using kale in soups, smoothies, batters, bread, salads, pilafs, tomato sauce and as chips, I have realized that there also is a large bunch of people that still haven’t. If you are one of them, I truly encourage you to try it. The leaves might seem thick and sturdy at first, but that only makes them more versatile to use (as you also can use them in warm dishes). And when you massage the leaves with some oil, the sturdiness disappears and it becomes smooth as lettuce. I haven’t even mentioned how healthy it is! Kale is in fact one of the most nutrition packed vegetables on earth. So go grab some kale and start cooking!

Today we are sharing two different ways to eat this superfood.


In this first recipe, we have paired kale with two other ingredients that are in season at the moment, carrots and apples. This is a kind of a slaw with sweetness from apples and honey, creaminess from tahini, tang from lemon and crunch from carrots and roasted hazelnuts. It is a delicious lunch full of flavor and texture and if you add some black lentils, it also makes a filling dinner. I’m sure you can tell from David’s photos that this truly is an awesome recipe.

The second recipe is this video where Elsa and I show how to make Kale Chips. It is a quick, easy and a fun way to eat your superfood. Warning to sensitive parents! The following clip contains images of a child stuffing her mouth full of healthy food. You can also read the full recipe over on our youtube channel.


Autumn Kale Slaw

6 stems kale (we mixed purple and green), stemmed and shredded
6 carrots, very finely shredded
2 apples, very finely shredded
1 cup raw hazelnuts (or any nuts or seeds of choice)

Tahini dressing
4 tbsp tahini (sesame paste)
2 tbsp honey, preferable unpasteurized
2 tbsp lemon juice
water to thin

Heat a skillet on medium-low heat. Toast the hazelnuts until the skin has cracked and golden in color. Coarsely chop the nuts. Combine the shredded kale and carrots in a large mixing bowl. Stir together tahini, honey and lemon juice in a small bowl, add water a little by little and stir until desired consistency. Pour the dressing over the kale slaw and combine. Use you hands to massage the leaves, make sure every single kale leaf is covered in dressing. Top with shredded apple and toasted hazelnuts. Ready to serve.


PS – Movie night!
We also wanted to let you know that David, Isac and I we will be in London for some book related events in a couple of weeks. One event that is open for public is a food and film night on Tuesday 23 September at gorgeous Charlotte Street Hotel just north of Soho. We were asked to select a food movie that we both liked and since film is something we don’t often agree on, it took us about two weeks to finally decide on the food blog movie of all times, “Julie & Julia” with the awesome Meryl Streep as Julia Child. You might have seen this movie before, but probably not in a room full of other food bloggers. It should make for some interesting discussions afterwards.

We will be selling and signing books and before the movie starts we will also do a Q&A with the audience, so make sure to bring any questions that you might have. After the film, the chefs at the hotel have prepared a 3-course dinner from our new book that we all will be having together. Isac and I might have to drop off a bit earlier but David has promised to be there all night to chat with all of you and answer any questions that you might have. You can read more about the event here. Book tickets by sending an email to A ticket for the full night with dinner is £49. Or £20 if you only want to attend the book signing, watch the film and Q&A. There is a limited amount of tickets, so don’t book too late. We are hoping to see you there! /Luise


  • EMS
    I am a student that enjoys and sees many benefits in eating healthy. Honestly though, I am a bit apprehensive about putting kale, spinach, etc. into my soups and smoothies! Your mention of how easy kale disappears within some foods makes me more willing to add it into my next smoothie, I am sure that the health benefits are well worth it!
  • To bad that I have hazelnut allergies, but I tried the kale slaw with roasted almonds on top and it was still delicious. Love the interactivity with the youtube clips it really gives your blog a new dimension. Tack för inspirerande blogg och böcker, Kör hårt!
  • pavleta
    Hello! I'm Pavleta from rainy and cold Berlin and I love Bulgarian food.I'm born and raised in Bulgaria and that's why I'm so familiar with the food. I like simple, healthy and delicious vegetarian/vegan dishes. P.S. Congratulations on your book! I've been following you on instagram and I find you both so inspiring :)
  • Gill
    I am from New York State in the USA and love vegetarian cuisine of the Philippines, Italy, India, and the Middle East. Thank you for offering this giveaway to your blog readers.
  • Lina
    Hej! Jag undrar vad för sorts maskin ni använder när ni mixar, maler och liknande. Har ni en mixer och en matberedare eller en modell som fungerar som båda? Vad rekommenderar ni för modeller och märken?
  • Sandy
    Greetings Luise, David ,Elsa and Isac, My family and I love in northern Canada. Congratulations on your new book and all the inspirational work you have shared with us so far! My favorite cuisine is probably mediterranean with those gorgeous vegetable dishes and fresh, fruity olive oils. I love to use new spices and ingredients which don't grow in Canada. Of course a glass of red wine compliments it all well.
  • Cindy Leung
    Hello I'm Cindy from Hong Kong :D My favourite cuisine undoubtedly is fried eggs with tomatoes! The sweet and sour tomato - ketchup sauce with just-cooked fried eggs is just the most delicious but easiest recipe in the world you've ever made! With my mom's secret fried eggs recipe, I'm pretty sure nothing as tasty as heaven like this cuisine! Trust me, You'll going crazy about this dish once you make it! :D Thanks for holding this giveaway!
  • Isabel
    Hello! I am Isabel from Portugal and I absolutely love lebanese food! I look forward to seing your book live :)
  • Sarah
    Ola! Sarah here from sunny South Africa. Always look forward to the new inspirations you post, blog and video. Simplicity in all its deliciousness :) Favourite cuisines would be Italian or anything along the Mediterranean coast. All the very best with the new book!
  • Sofie
    Hi David and Luise I'm from Denmark and I really love the scandinavian kitchen, which is quite lucky, as it is easy for me to find fresh and local ingredients. However, I've recently opended my eyes to the asian kitchens and fallen in love with both thai and indian flavors! Hugs Sofie
  • I've been hesitant to try Kale, not sure why. This definitely makes me want to try it!
  • Älskar att ni är såna grönkålsförespråkare! Nu har den ju fått nåt slags uppsving men den har alldeles länge varit en av våra mest underskattade grönsaker. Go grönkål!
  • It is also my first time to hear the word Kale and I'm so glad I get to know it so I may able to add it for my healthy organic recipes. This looks good and guess I would like its taste so better try it! Thanks for sharing!
  • Oh I love stories like this, darlings! Connecting over food, over possibilities and curiosity! You're changing many lives, that's for sure! Much love to you all <3 <3 <3
  • Natalia
    I made this tasty slaw but replaced the kale with collard greens as that was what I had available. Still delicious! and so healthy!
  • I love to hear Elsa eats Kale salad! I'm a strong believer that kids will eat what they're exposed to- and hate the idea of "kid food." This salad looks amazing. I've been adding hazelnuts to everything lately- salads, using hazelnut meal in baked goods, hazelnut milk- it's such an incredible flavor!
  • I love the idea of a "kale slaw," brilliant! Funny thing- my grandparents used to grow LOADS of kale in their yard as decorative shrubs. Never once did they eat it! They really are beautiful plants. Can't wait to get my kale on!
  • valentina
    vi avevo trovato mesi fa, poi avevo perso il vostro sito, ora vi ho ritrovati con molto piacere, mi interessa il vostro libro, sono italiana e vivo in Italia, lo farete tradurre in italiano? mi piacerebbe tanto. un saluto a tutta la vostra famiglia
  • Not a fan of Kale, But you make it seem very delicious! This beats taking supplements and just taking the healthy benefits from the Kale & Veggies!
  • Apples, kale, and walnuts go beautifully together... such a simple yet satisfying and delicious salad- and the dressing includes honey which balances the flavors and adds a nice depth to the flavors! Thank you for this recipe! Xx, Carmela Living
  • I've been looking for a recipe to work Kale into my diet ... this one looks like just the type I'd like to try!
  • Trudi
    Another brilliant recipe, your blog has really inspired me to make big changes to my family's diet..excited to try this as have lots of kale growing. Just wondering, what can I substitute for tahini as it is not a favourite, which is strange as I do like sesame seeds...
  • Love the looks of the kale slaw. Hazelnuts and apples, yum!
  • JustSayWoah
    Loveyoumeanit, but I just can't with kale. It's just not good!
  • Courtney Wiggins
    Hello!! My husband and I are coming to London the same week you'll be there for our honeymoon!! But unfortunately we are scheduled to go to Brussels that on Tuesday the 23rd at there any other events going on that Sunday or during the day that Tuesday the 23rd? We would love to see you and get our cookbook signed, as we've been following you for years. Thanks so much!!!
  • This looks absolutely delicious! Must try it out soon!

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