Friday, February 4, 2011

Swiss Chard

In the quest for a healthy diet I'm trying to expand my palate along with my families.  At the grocery store yesterday I was looking for something new to try for vegetables so I purchased swiss chard and fennel (fennel I'll be preparing another day). 

For dinner tonight to accompany the swiss chard I cooked flounder in a foil packet (with white wine, lemon juice and parsley).  Baked at 350 for 15 minutes. 
To prepare the swiss chard I sautéed it in olive oil with minced garlic, minced onion, salt pepper and lemon (the recipe was in the America's Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook).  Here's a link to a few other variations of preparing swiss chard: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/sauteed-swiss-chard-with-parmesan-cheese/MoreRecipesLikeThis.aspx

I found the taste of swiss chard was a little bit like mustard.  My husband and I liked it but my kids didn't seem super interested even though K helped me cook it (it was allot of fun cooking with him and I hope to give him an appreciation for real food through cooking).  I will keep cooking swiss chard from time to time and eventually my kids may eat it up the way they now eat fish.  I think I read somewhere that kids sometimes need to be exposed to a food 10 - 20 times before they will try it. One down nineteen more to go! 

3 comments:

  1. Sonya, when we make swiss chard we steam it. It tastes a lot like spinach. It is so good.

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  2. Sonya, I recently tried a new recipe using swiss chard and loved it! My husband and my sister loved it too. It calls for potatoes, greens (swiss chard or collard greens or kale), onions, garlic, eggs, milk, and a little cheese, then you bake it in the oven. If you're interested, Let me know, and I will send you the recipe.

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  3. Roxana please do send the recipe!

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