Wednesday, March 2, 2011



Swiss chard has a color so intense that.... you could flip the stalk upside down and use it as lipstick. :) 
Look at those vibrant colors!

The more color, the more nutrients.
If you're curious as to what all this red color means, read here:


Another great vegetable to try is Kale. Dark dark green. Also high in benefits for your health.

The fun thing about these is that Kale made into chips! Kale bakes nicely and has a nice bite due to the curly blooms and has great volume. Coat with olive oil, salt and pepper and bake in the oven at 375 for about 10-15 minutes and you've got a delicious and healthy snack. Give it a try. It's simple and suprisingly good. Now you can be dinos eating tree tops at the table with kale. Kale is the new broccoli.  :)

Like the Italians, they can be cooked with minimal additions to allow the flavor of the vegetable shine. These don't need much garnishing either because they stand alone pretty well. The onions turned red from the juices of the chard. I dropped a piece on the floor during cooking without knowing and my husband came through and said, "Hey, what's the tomato doing on the floor?"

And a thousand layered apple cake for dessert! It's an apple cake without cake. It's just layers and layers of thinly sliced apples, cinnamon and sugar in alternating layers and wallah. This is actually a smaller version of the thousand layer cake since we only have two people in our house. Small ramekins worked fine, but they turned out more like 500 layer cakes. Carb free with all the natural apple goodness.

Serve it warm with a side of ice cream and it's a party!

Buon Appetito!


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