Any variety of firm-ripe pears works in this recipe, but Anjou will hold up especially well when poached. You will need a kitchen torch or a broiler setting on your oven to finish off the tart; the crackly sugar layer has just the right crunch over the soft fruit and creamy filling.
Flavor aside, kale holds its own among fellow members of the Brassica family, including broccoli, brussels sprouts, and kohlrabi. The low-calorie
green provides an excellent source of both vitamins A (as beta-carotene) and C, along with a decent amount of fiber. Kale also delivers vitamin B6, which helps maintain healthy nervous and immune systems, as well as iron and calcium.