Friday, February 24, 2012

Rainbow Chard

Happy Friday guys!

I'm still in the process of feverishly finishing off my Green Bean Delivery food bin from last week. I say feverishly because the integrity of this organic, fresh food is quickly diminishing... and because it's a neat adjective that I don't use nearly enough.... you should try using it more often as well... and while you're at it... go ahead and try some rainbow chard:
Awesome colors, right?! 
Between my 10 year old point and shoot camera and my novice photography skills... these pictures don't even compare to how bright the pink stems are in real life - but that's okay, because that gives you guys even more reason to go out and buy some rainbow chard for yourself... or just sign up for a nutrition program with me and get some rainbow chard in your first FREE Green Bean Delivery bin... I'm open to either option... :) 
I'll be completely honest and say that after my fascination with the color wore off, I had no idea what to do with the vegetable... hence my week and a half delay in consuming the greens. But as any child of the internet era would do... I took my navigation skills to the internet and discovered that sautéing the greens seemed to be the most common cooking method.

So that's what I did.
I splashed some olive oil in my pan, tore off some leaves and threw them in the pan along with some pepper and garlic salt and turned the burner on medium-high.

About 5 minutes in, I added some more Green Bean produce (mushrooms) and topped it all off with a couple eggs..... and voila:
With some added cheese, I had a delicious meat-free dinner for my quiet Ash Wednesday evening.
The Verdict?
I LOVED it! 
It was a little bitter in taste, but combined with the eggs and cheese it was perfect. 

Nutrition Profile:
  • high in Vitamin A
  • high in Vitamin K
  • high in phyonutrients which do wonders to regulating blood sugar balances 
  • provides abundant antioxidants 
  • anti-inflammatory benefits
  • pancreatic cell benefits
  • good for bone health (Vitamin K, calcium and manganese)

OH! And to top it all off... chard ranks 4th in World's Healthiest Foods rating system ( !!

Have a good Friday everyone! (go add some color to your dinner)

Stay Heathy,

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Got Milk?

I woke up this morning to a text message from my good friend Mrs. Oliver up in Cleveland Ohio, demanding kindly requesting that I tell her what milk she (or her husband - nothing can be sure with this gal) should be drinking. Before I could even respond, I received another message, letting me know that I was to answer this question for her via the blog... so here, Mrs. Oliver.... is your answer...
Raw, Whole Milk.