My garden is not very extensive this year due to other commitments, but ahhh the pleasures of hearty greens! Swiss chard in particular is easy to start – easy to grow and it keeps on coming back! Especially when the rain and sun alternate so regularly as they have been doing here in Middle Tennessee. This was the only plant that I managed to start indoors and then transfer to the ground this year, so it makes me smile every time I look at it. (I’m pretty easy to please, no?)
One of my favorite things to do with hearty greens (chard, kale, collards, spinach, mustard greens, beet greens – I’m sure I forgot one!) is toss handfuls into soups, stews and chilis. They are much less offensive to the non-greens appreciators in the crowd that way but still bring a bang of nutrition and some color to any dish. They also make dinner feel fresh when what you’ve really done is open the pantry door and said, “Hmmmm – I’m not very prepared, what can I throw in a pot and call dinner tonight?”
You guessed it. I was doing just that recently and am about to share the results. As always, Little Sis and I encourage you to see our recipes as food for thought as well as body in that substitutions are encouraged, welcomed and will probably make it taste better as well 😉 It takes a village to make a really good meal!
So I give you Sweet Potato Chili w/ Greens Continue reading