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Swiss Chard with Chickpeas Recipe

Today I bring to you another recipe! This particular recipe is so simple and very healthy! Who doesn’t love a good swiss chard with chickpeas recipe?? I do, its delicious! Let’s get started!





1 10-ounce box couscous

1/2 cup pine nuts

tablespoons olive oil

cloves garlic, thinly sliced

15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed

1/2 cup raisins (dark or golden)

bunches Swiss chard, stems trimmed

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Now onto our very short list of instructions for this delightful dish.




  1. Place the couscous in a bowl. Add 1 ½ cups boiling water and stir. Cover tightly and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, over low heat, toast the pine nuts, shaking the pan frequently, until golden, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Return the skillet to medium heat, add the oil, and heat for 1 minute. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the chickpeas, raisins, chard, salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chard is tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. Fluff the couscous with a fork and divide among individual plates. Top with the chard and sprinkle with the pine nuts.


I hope you find this dish very simple, sharable, and scrumptious!



Posted in Food | January 4 th , 2016 | 0 Comments

Sauteed Green Beans

There is just nothing better than being able to walk out your back door, pick green beans from the garden and sautee them up for an amazing side at dinner. Here is my simple and delicious recipe:


Sauteed Green Beans


1 T Olive Oil

2 T minced garlic

1 T minced onion

fresh ground salt and black pepper

4 C fresh green beans


Prepare the garlic and onion, mince them and set aside.


Wash green beans under cold running water. Cut off the root ends and discard. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the beans and blanch until bright green, about 2 minutes. Shock in ice water then drain in a colander.


Heat a large sautee pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil, then add the garlic and onions. Stir the mixture around so it fries in the oil and gets fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the green beans and toss a couple of times to coat everything evenly. Saute for a couple of minutes so the beans get a little caramelization. Cook for 1 to 2 more minutes; the beans should still be nice and crisp. Transfer to a large platter and serve with your favorite main dish.



Posted in Food | July 19 th , 2015 | 0 Comments

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