Swiss chard, along with kale, mustard greens, and collard greens, is one of several leafy, green vegetables often referred to as “greens.” It belongs to the same family as beets and spinach and shares a similar taste profile. Chard is a tall, leafy vegetable with a thick, crunchy stalk (akin to celery but less stringy) that comes in white, red, or yellow, with wide, fan-like, ruffled leaves that are similar to spinach but chewier. Regardless of the stalks’ color, they have similar flavors and cooking properties, although the white stalks are most tender. Very tender leaves can be added directly to green salads. (more…)
Here is a greens recipe, from CSA member Veronica Sidhu (author of Menus and Memories from Punjab: Meals to Nourish Body and Soul), using paneer cheese rather than lentils. It is one most Americans are familiar with from Indian restaurant dishes. Recipe may be halved or frozen. Yields 8 servings (4 cups greens without cheese cubes). (more…)
Found on thecoconutmama.com food blog, these bacon and egg coconut flour muffins are easy to make and are wonderful high protein breakfast option. I make a few batches of these every month so my family has a healthy, protein rich, quick breakfast option on hand. They freeze well too!
This recipe is very flexible. You can omit the sour cream if you don’t have any on hand. The sour cream makes these muffins a little less dense and more fluffy. You can also swap sausage or steak in place of the bacon if you prefer. (more…)
In this sweltering heat, if the thought of standing over your stove sautéing, steaming or baking any of your veggies makes you want to head to the nearest fast food or take-out counter, consider grilling at least some of your vegetables. In the time it takes to grill some hot dogs or a steak, you can have wonderful, tasty treats. (more…)
This recipe is a twist on warm spinach salad. It is quick and easy, saving you a step by not cooking the greens. Instead, you warm the dressing and toss with fresh, young Asian greens, wilting them slightly. Older, larger greens are still best cooked as they tend to be tougher. (more…)
Any meal that comes together in only 20 minutes in only one pan is a huge win in my book. This One Pan Garlic Butter Salmon and Swiss Chard, found on the Bowl of Delicious food blog, is the perfect healthy meal for busy people. It’s simple, uses only 5 ingredients, and is gluten-free, paleo, and whole30 compliant! Serves 4. (more…)