October 31, 2011 - 10:05am
Are youwanting to make fresh, healthy dinners but feel overwhelmed by picking out ingredients and putting it all together?? Really, its not that hard if you visit the farmers' market to take advantage of Chard! JR Organics and Vang Farms have beautiful, leavy bunches of red, yellow, and white chard that is bursting with vitamins, carotenes, chlorophyll, and iron. Not to mention it yields delicous brackish flavors and when cooked the leaves release a sweet aftertaste.
A simple recipe for dinner is to toss some freshmade pasta (Lisko Imports has some delectable handmade fettucines of all flavors) with olive oil, lemon juice, a bit of minced garlic and steamed or sauteed swiss chard. Or try adding a little zest to your breakfast omelets by adding a few stalks of boiled chard. With Autumn really setting in, it's always a welcome idea to cook ahead and make a creamy "beans& greens" soup for ake away lunches. Try this recipe, and make sure to pick up some dried beans from the folks at Sustainable Pantry or Suncoast Farms, a bit of your favorite pesto from Basiltops, and some fresh goat feta cheese from Nicolau Farms.