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Today when I purchased a bundle of my favorite greens – red Swiss chard – the grocery clerk asked if I planned to cook it with bacon to add some flavor.
“No,” was my answer. “I don’t love bacon,” I told her, “But I do love chard, sauteed simply with olive oil, garlic, a twist of fresh ground black pepper, a shake of crushed red pepper and a pinch of sea salt.”
Chard really doesn’t need anything added to enhance it’s incredible taste. Of course it can be accessorized with pine nuts or sliced almonds or dried cranberries or cherries – but just plain and peppered is perfectly fine as well. It’s a mighty source of Vitamin A and fiber, as well as an ideal accompaniment to your protein of choice. Dig in!