This weeks Friday Foodie Fix Secret Ingredient is Swiss Chard. In spite of it’s name it originated in the Mediterranean. A Swiss botanist named it and that’s how “Swiss” became it’s common name. I really like the rainbow chard which has the alternating red, yellow and white stalks with green leaves. Swiss chard is rich in folate, vitamins A, K and C, magnesium, potassium, iron and fiber. To be noted, it also contains oxalates, natural substances which if consumed in excess can concentrate in one’s bodily fluids giving the kidney and gallbladder problems. I wonder, is this really a problem, over eating your greens. Not in this house. I’m trying to hide them just to get people to eat them. But just in case in your house you just can’t stop eating Swiss chard.
I’ve not cooked much with Swiss Chard and I’m really looking forward to the recipes you share. Here are two of my recipes, please feel free to share as many of yours as you like. For all the rules to Friday Foodie Fix, please visit the dedicated page at the top of this blog.
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Next week’s Secret Ingredient is ……………………………Zucchini!