Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Food Chat a la Cat
This week was extra busy, and I am actually starting a PAID Social Media job today...and have a bid on a website I should hear about tomorrow...so I am trying to start this year with my 'must make money' priorities in order!
What that means for you, dear 'CathyEats' reader, is that on occasion, I will not always provide you with a recipe...just a little:
"Food Chat a la Cat!"
(I really had to think about how I was going to phrase that, as I did not want 'the words'cat'and 'food' near each other! HA!)
Now to the chat!
This lovely photo is courtesy of my once every 2 week SPUD box. It appears to be rainbow chard. I received 4 pieces: 2 white, 1 yellow,and 1 pink. The yellow and the pink colours are really quite extraordinary...colours like you infrequently see in nature...shockingly beautiful.
I never ate a leaf of chard before I started receiving my SPUD box. I did look up a few recipes, but I mostly just started to treat it as a leafy green vegetable that needs to be prepared in 2 parts: Tough stems chopped small, and sauteed or boiled (in soup) before the leafy parts are added, and then only cooked until wilted and bright green, not disintegrated and pale gray!
I sauteed this chard last night with some large yellow onions and a fat clove of garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. It was sweet and delicious, and made the leftover chicken I ate it with taste even better.
Make friends with chard...eat more leafy greens, be healthy, and live longer!