I think I have just discovered what could possibly be the prettiest vegetable ever.
This rainbow chard came in my veggie bag for the week and I have been just enthralled with it—you know, opening and closing the refrigerator door just to gaze at it every couple hours. Doesn’t everyone do that?
However, I had no idea what to do with it and that was a problem. How does one eat chard? Certainly not raw? It seemed like it might be bitter. I did a little google research and then made up my own way….when in doubt, saute.
I chopped the stalks and then separated the leaves, tearing them into medium sized pieces.
I love anything pink. So there.
And then I heated up a wee bit of olive oil in my cast iron—
Don’t mind my gross tea kettle. I either need to polish it or get a new one. This was a thrift store find in college.
Once the oil was hot, I dropped in the stalks and gazed in awe
The red looks just like rhubarb! Mmmmm (note to self: make strawberry rhubarb pie. Stat)
I felt myself getting frisky so I then added a chopped summer squash to the mix. Just for fun.
And continued to saute until tender. After about six minutes, I added the leaves!
Mmmmm manatee leaves!
Cooked it down for a few minutes and then finished off with a sprinkle of sea salt and a squeeze of lemon. Funny story about this lemon. Last weekend when I went to Wisconsin I sat next to the cutest old lady on the face of the earth. Naturally, we became best friends and bonded over our love of vegetables, quilts and books. As the plane was landing she gave me a jumbo lemon from her garden. Bless her!
Deeeeeelicious! I also had baked sweet potato rounds (with cayenne and sea salt) and a Dr. Praeger’s veggie burger with swiss cheese.
Uhhh yeah…..the veggie burger? Not so much. I’d never had this brand before and I wasn’t impressed. I bought them because they were the cheapest and my burger totally fell apart!!! I’m going to finish the box, obviously, but then revert back to Amy’s…the tried and true. But, look at the rainbow chard! It’s so purdy.
This was the perfect post-sweaty yoga dinner that I could muster up. I went to a 4:00-5:30 power class and I forgot how much I adored jumping chairs and boat pose. Not. Before I left I had some plain yogurt with cinnamon, agave and pear slices to get me through:
I’m playing house tonight and unpacking everything I can! This is the stage in moving that I LOVE.
Moving to a new place is all about setting up your kitchen and color coordinating your closet, obviously.