Kale and Mushroom Tart

All around me, awesome women are having BABIES. I’m surrounded by new moms and soon-to-be new moms. It’s a nice place to be in one’s life: Lots of excitement and tiny socks that look like shoes..

One of the things that I most treasured when I had just given birth to Lily were friends bringing food. Jon, in a move of sheer brilliance, brought me a cheese shop sandwich, what seems like mere minutes after Lily was born, and Meg had Pearl’s cupcakes not far behind. The quiches and lasagnas that appeared in the next few days were a sight for sore, sleep-deprived, delirious eyes.

Jon is a hero and a saint!

I made this kale tart on Pi Day when, full of good intentions but short on solid plans, I made a quiche for a new mom and then ended up eating it myself because, well, plans change.*

I mean, at what point am I not also a new mom?

Kale and Mushroom Tart

Kale and Mushroom Tart

Ingredients

1 Standard Pie Crust, blind-baked and cooled

2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Yellow Onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups Crimini Mushrooms, stems removed, diced
1 bunch Kale, stems removed and torn in small pieces
2 cups Vegetable Stock
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 Egg
1/2 cup Ricotta
1/4 cup Pecorino Romano
Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, garlic, and mushrooms, and cook for 5-10 minutes, developing color. Season with salt and pepper. Add kale, and combine thoroughly. Cook for another couple of minutes, stirring as necessary. Add veg stock and worcestershire, and cook over medium heat until liquid is almost completely reduced. Allow to cool.

Meanwhile, mix Egg and Ricotta until smooth. Combine vegetable mixture and ricotta mixture, taste, season, and spoon evenly into prepared pie shell. Top with Pecorino, and bake for about 20 minutes or until set and golden brown. Cool slightly on a wire rack, and then put it in a fancy pie box and GIVE IT TO A NEW MOM AND DON’T JUST EAT IT YOURSELF, YOU FAT PIG.

*Are you a new mom and a friend of mine who is reading this post?? It was probably for YOU! My b. But this could be your future!

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