Lemony Swiss Chard and Quinoa Saute with Fried Capers and Olives: #WeekdaySupper

Lemony Swiss Chard Quinoa sauté with fried capers and olives

Easy Swiss chard recipe -- sautéed with lemon, quinoa, capers, and olives. Perfect vegetarian main dish, or serve as a side dish to the meat eaters at the table. This may sound nuts, but after experimenting with recipes all day I often droop at the thought of making dinner. All I want is to sink into the sofa with a glass of wine, and have someone whip up something magical for me. My husband grills a mean steak, and his pork chops are absolutely perfect, but he's not at all interested in ...

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Swiss Chard-Quinoa Croquettes: #SundaySupper

make ahead, vegetarian main dish, swiss chard and quinoa croquettes

Healthy baked croquettes packed with Swiss chard, roasted tomatoes, ricotta, and quinoa. Busy lifestyles demand food that's easy to pull together. And since I went mostly vegetarian 18 months ago, I find that it's even more important to have veggie dishes handy, or some components already put together. For example, I try to have some containers of cooked beans in the refrigerator and freezer at all times. Ditto cooked grains. If ...

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Shirred Eggs Over Garlicky Swiss Chard

Shirred Eggs Over Garlicky Chard 900 X 600

Perfect, easy breakfast for two: shirred eggs over garlicky swiss chard. Just don't forget some bread to sop up the yolk. Even now when I'm *retired*, Sundays remain in my mind a day of complete relaxation. No commitments. Sleeping in and lazing in bed, followed by long cups of tea over the Sunday paper. A football game on in the background, snow falling gently outside. OK, that's not what's happening this Sunday - that's the Sunday of my childhood, and perhaps of my imagination. ...

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Lentil Stew Shepherd’s Pie: #SundaySupper

Shepherd's Pie : The Wimpy Vegetarian

Vegetarian twist on a classic Shepherd's Pie with lentil stew, swiss chard, topped with mashed cauliflower/potatoes and slow roasted tomatoes. The #SundaySupper theme this week is Thanksgiving leftovers. What? We're planning leftovers before we've even had the meal?? I can only say that we're planners here at #SundaySupper Central, and we've got your back. The array of dishes this week offers up some really creative ways to use just about anything left over from ...

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Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta

Pasta Bloghop- Swiss Chard and Lemon Ricotta Pasta-slider

Pasta tossed with swiss chard, lemony ricotta cheese, and parmesan cheese. Bacon lardons are optional.   Have you ever thought about the words we borrow from food and cooking to express ourselves in general life? I had some fun with it this morning... Let’s say some big cheese at work chews you out over being a couch potato because you sit around the office all day, happy as a clam.  Adding icing to the cake he ...

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Swiss Chard and Quinoa Gratin

Swiss Chard and Quinoa Gratin - slider

Gratin of swiss chard, ricotta and asiago cheeses and breadcrumbs make for a vegetarian comfort dish. What makes you sing? I’m not talking about pretending to be a rock star when your favorite tune comes on the radio; belting out lyrics while driving home from work. No, I mean when you suddenly realize that you’re humming something. Not a song, really, just humming because you’re completely at ease and happy with the ...

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Ribollita Peasant Soup

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Peasant soup of cannellini beans, tomatoes, onion, greens, and thickened with browned-butter breadcrumbs. After a parched winter, we're enjoying a week of welcome rain here in northern California. It's a soothing rain that ebbs and flows, with short breaks not quite long enough to leave the umbrella at home, but feeding the soil long enough to make my garden happy. The kale and Swiss chard have doubled in size, with large ...

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True Grit(s)

Cheesy Grits and Greens The Wimpy Vegetarian

Stone ground grits cooked with cheddar and smoked gouda cheeses, smokey collard greens, and Swiss chard sauteed with roasted tomatoes. My mom was a southern girl reluctantly transplanted into northern soils as a young bride. She adjusted to her new home, but she missed the hot, sunny days of her youth, and her extended family. One of the ways she kept her southern roots alive was through her ...

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