Monday, May 24, 2010

eat your greens

Can you even believe the color of this rainbow chard?!? I have been super into eating greens this winter and spring, as I've been reading and learning more about the healing power of food and macrobiotic cooking. This tops of the list of very good-for-you foods. Here is my favorite way to cook them, and the kids love them too!


swiss chard (any kind)
olive oil (the yummier the better)
tamari (or soy sauce)
lemon (meyer if in season)
garlic (fresh if possible, and also optional)

{What to do}

Heat oil in the pan over medium heat. (We use our cast iron pan and it gives the dish a wonderfully roasted flavor) Add fresh garlic if using. Remove thick stems from chard and chop stems & leaves separately. Saute the stems first and add a splash of tamari & lemon juice. Brown just a bit and add leaves. Add a bit more tamari & lemon juice to taste. Stir occasionally and voila ~ super simple, really yummy, and total healthy green goodness! Give it a whirl!

P.S. Our csa starts tomorrow. I can't wait to see what's in our first lot!

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