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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.”

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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!