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Could ya'll help me out? I asked dh to bring some chard and he came home with a 25lb bag of the stuff (ok, slight exaggeration)!! I made some stir fry type stuff with garlic, some soup with black eyed peas and spinach.. I've running out of ideas and I'm kinda getting sick of the stuff! I really want to use it up and not throw it out, though.<br><br>
Any ideas?? Thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">:
 

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When all else fails, we just saute with garlic, olive oil, raisins, salt & pepper.<br>
You can also add it to soups, muffins, casseroles, or use as a topping for rice, polenta, pasta, etc.
 

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I do a side dish with it that involves sauteeing it with garlic, a fruit (dried cranberries, golden raisins, apples) and a nut (pine nuts, pecans, pistacios, almonds).<br><br>
You could make mediterranean-style "quesadillas" with a white bean puree, sauteed mushrooms and chard, maybe with a tomato-y dipping sauce. I think we have chard coming in our CSA box - I might give this a whirl!<br><br>
I've seen vegan (tofu-based, maybe) quiche on blogs. Maybe put it in one of those?<br><br>
You could also blanch it and freeze it if you absolutely can't eat that much of it (I don't think we could).
 

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I cook it in veggie broth with saute'd garlic and onions, and serve as a side dish.<br>
i bet you can use in place of spinach or collards greens in just about any recipe.
 

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We are Angelic Organic farm shareholders, and we got their cookbook as part of our share (The Real Dirt on Vegetables by Farmer John). We adapted their recipe, and cooked as follows:<br><br>
2 bunches chard (about 20 leaves), stems removed, leaves chopped<br>
2 tbsp olive oil<br>
1 leek, chopped finely<br>
2 garlic scapes, chopped finely (you could sub regular garlic cloves)<br>
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts<br>
2/3 cup dried cherries<br>
1/3 cup lemon juice<br>
salt & pepper to taste<br><br>
Saute leek and scapes in olive oil until they're a bit soft, then start adding handfuls of chard. As each handful wilts, add more, until it is all soft and bright green. Remove from heat, add everything else, and serve warm but not hot. Mmmmm!
 

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there's a great recipe in veganomicon for this basmati rice, chard, dill, chickpea thing that's great.<br><br>
also just got the vegetarian meat and potatoes cookbook and i think i saw a soup recipe with chard.
 

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Thanks everyone! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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