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Eat Your Greens! Swiss Chard

 

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We all know that leafy greens are powerful storehouse of nutrition, packed to the rafters with vitamins and minerals and loaded with antioxidants, all the while managing to be cholesterol and fat free. Spinach and kale are both old and new-school darlings in the leafy green pantheon, and right up there with them is Swiss Chard, one of our favourite and most versatile of all greens.

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The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook

“Your mother was right. You should eat your greens.” -The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook           

We know this. We know we should eat our greens. We have been told this since we could understand the mother tongue, and just as soon we developed the craft of subterfuge and learned the time-honoured methodology-passed on from high chair to high chair- of not eating them.

 

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Hidden under knife and fork, spread around on the plate, tucked into a rolled-up napkin or accidentally thrown into the air or onto the floor, the fine art of avoiding the green things on our plate is a right of passage and a skill that many of us are reluctant to give up. Even though we know greens are good for us, we stick to our old habits and our old belief systems. Continue »