Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas plus a Recipe Girl Cookbook Giveaway

by heidi on April 18, 2013

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**This giveaway is now closed.

There are few things I enjoy more than spending an afternoon cuddled up with:

A: A warm body I love (Smudge, G Dawg or one of the pups all take first place),

B: Either my iPad loaded with new online mags to scroll through or a fresh batch of my favorite print titles to savor,

OR

C: A new cookbook to glean tasty inspiration from.

Lucky me, I have exactly three of those reasons to make a fresh iced coffee, kick off my shoes, and steal away for some “me” time but this time it’s with the debut cookbook from one of the web’s most popular food bloggers, Lori of Recipe Girl, appropriately titled The Recipe Girl Cookbook. Well said Lori.

Lori was one of the first food bloggers I discovered after being introduced to her blog by a friend of a friend. I had just started FoodieCrush and after blogging for a just a few months I boldly asked Lori if I could interview her. She was probably wondering what she got herself into, but graciously said yes to this newbie.

Garlicky Swiss Chard | FoodieCrush.com

Garlicky Swiss Chard | FoodieCrush.com

Garlicky Swiss Chard & Chickpeas | FoodieCrush.com

I got to know her a lot better on a blogger’s trip to visit Harry & David, and in person realized this girl not only knows food, but she’s generous and creative, offering advice when asked and encouraging others to reach their goals. Plus she likes a nice glass of wine. I can totally get down with a gal like that.

So when Lori asked me to take a look at her new cookbook, and cook and eat and share one of her recipes, it wasn’t hard to respond with an “Absolutely!” Send over the echo-sign, I’m in.

Lori paired my post with one from Amanda, who chose to make Lori’s Cheese Ravioli with Brown Butter & Fresh Tomato Sauce. My plan was to choose a side dish that would work with her choice, creating a complete—and simple—dinner. Oh but which recipe was would it be?

Garlicky Swiss Chard & Chickpeas | FoodieCrush.com

Garlicky Swiss Chard & Chickpeas | FoodieCrush.com

I had the toughest time narrowing down my recipe creation choices, maybe because there are 195 of them.

Avocado and Pine Nut Salad (oh, what a perfect combo), Gorgonzola Smashed Potatoes (it’s not like I’d be caught without a fridge full of cheese so I had all the ingredients) or Cheese and Herb Beer Bread (my idea of two essential ingredients joined in perfect union.)

But my daring pairing skills took over and I finally decided Garlicky Swiss Chard with Chickpeas would be the perfect mate to the Cheese Ravioli. 

Luckily spring has produced some gorgeous ribs of Rainbow Swiss Chard that are populating one of my go-to grocery stores. Okay, you might be thinking, ew, swiss chard. What even is that? Hippie dippie food? No, it isn’t hippie dippie food, it’s delicious. And a veggie you really need to incorporate into your diet thanks to it’s many, many health benefits that offset our love of cheese and butter. It’s all about balance people.  And I think it might be one of my recently acquired and newly coveted veggies crushes.

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A few notes about the recipe:

1. Follow Lori’s advice on the ingredient list and do not halve this recipe. It seems like a TON, literally a TON, of swiss chard, but like spinach, it cooks down a bunch, so if you’re serving for a crowd, plan accordingly.

2. There’s plenty of room for interpretation here by switching up the noted ingredients for what you have on hand, just like Faith did in her Recipe Girl Cookbook Review. You can always sub out kale or spinach for the swiss chard, parmesan or goat cheese for the feta cheese and regular onion for the shallot (which I had to go back to the store to get since I was out!) Be adventurous and play a little people. 

3. While this recipe lives in the “sides” section of the cookbook, I totally ate the entire thing for lunch. It was that good.

 

Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

Yield: makes 6 servings

Garlicky Swiss Chard and Chickpeas

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
2 bunches Swiss chard, center stems cut out and discarded and leaves coarsely chopped
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
2 medium shallots, finely chopped (about 1/2 cup)6 medium garlic cloves, minced
15.5 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. In a larges skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add half of hte chard and cook, 1 to 2 minutes. When the first half has wilted, add the remaining chard. When all of the chard is wilted, add the chicken broth. Cover the skillet and cook the chard until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain the chard through a fine sieve (strainer) and set it aside.
  2. Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and cook, stirring, until they are softened, about 2 minutes. Add the chard and chickpeas and cook until heated through, 3 to 4 minutes. Drizzle the lemon juice over the mixture and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle cheese on top just before serving, if desired.
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Being a bit of a print junkie who happens to make online magazines because I can’t afford to print it, the first thing I noticed when I handled the The Recipe Girl Cookbook was the delicious cover stock. It has a velvet feel that is so soft to the touch it just begs to be opened. Okay, will do. 

After a few drool marks skirted the pages thanks to lush pics by another fave food blogger/cum photographer Matt Armendariaz (who I interviewed here) I noticed each of the recipes has an icon noting it to be gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian or a web favorite. Thanks for that awesome idea I may borrow for upcoming eBooks. Mwah.

The recipes are unique enough for skilled home cooks, but easy enough for the novice to pull off and just about each recipe features a ‘Change It Up’ idea suggesting how to get creative and use Lori’s recipes as a baseline to create your own interpretation. As a winger, I totally get that.

Congratulations on your new cookbook Lori, I’m betting it will leave plenty of people happy and belly-full.

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Lori and KitchenAid want you to enjoy the book at home with a new blender to boot. One winner will win a copy of The Recipe Girl Cookbook and a 12-Speed KitchenAid Blender in your color choice. I of course like orange, but you get your pick. Please read the complete rules found on the widget. Valid for U.S. residents only.

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Brianna April 18, 2013 at 3:06 am

Great post!! Can’t wait to try this recipe and just added Recipe Girl to my Google Reader! My newest veggie discovery is spaghetti squash. I’m not sure how I’ve gone this long without knowing about this vegetable. It’s such a healthy and substantial substitute for pasta!

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Janet April 18, 2013 at 4:24 am

Cabbage. I have been making it different ways and it really is good.

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Elizabeth G. April 18, 2013 at 4:29 am

Spaghetti squash! I love it!

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Melissa B April 18, 2013 at 5:55 am

Brussels sprouts, made in different ways

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Sheila April 18, 2013 at 5:57 am

I’m a little late to join the kale bandwagon, but I’ve been trying to incorporate that into more recipes. Swiss chard seems like a natural next step!

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Teresa April 18, 2013 at 6:15 am

Fennel- baked!

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Denise Wilson April 18, 2013 at 6:20 am

kale!

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Shawn April 18, 2013 at 6:28 am

We grew Swiss Chard last summer and I ate SO much of it, I haven’t been able to think of eating it again…..until I saw this recipe! Looks similar to one I make with Kale and just might win me back over to Swiss Chard again :) Thanks for the opportunity!

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Penny @ From Harvest To Table April 18, 2013 at 6:32 am

This books sounds right up my ally! I love all veggies, but I think that kale is my favorite.

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Karen Lynch April 18, 2013 at 6:38 am

We are doing our second year in a community garden, I received a free package of Swiss chard. Will have to give this a try if we are successful.

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Elizabeth April 18, 2013 at 6:42 am

I would say my newest one was acorn squash and I absolutely loved it!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar April 18, 2013 at 6:53 am

This looks awesome! My newest veggie discovery is collard greens used as wraps!

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Tieghan April 18, 2013 at 7:26 am

Congrats to Lori! I am so excited to start cooking from this book!! This swiss chard looks so good!!

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Alyssa April 18, 2013 at 7:26 am

Kale!!! I like making kale “chips”

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Erin April 18, 2013 at 7:26 am

Not really a new veggie but I love whipped cauliflower

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Corisa April 18, 2013 at 7:29 am

kale!

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Kalyn April 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

Oh yes, this is totally my kind of recipe.

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Sarah April 18, 2013 at 7:41 am

Thanks for such a beautiful post – your pictures are inspiring. Thinking of adding a few more rows of leafy greens to my garden now!

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Sherron@SimplyGourmet April 18, 2013 at 7:44 am

My newest veggie discovery are leeks. I love them! This year I am using them more and more in my cooking.

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Dana April 18, 2013 at 7:58 am

I didn’t just discover cauliflower but I’ve been loving on it in different preparations

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Jacqui April 18, 2013 at 8:00 am

I know I’m late to the game… but a few months ago I had kale for the first time! Unfortunately, I’m not a huge fan of it :-( A little too bitter for me!

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Beth K April 20, 2013 at 6:04 am

Jacqui – if you find dark greens a bit too bitter, try adding just a bit of brown sugar when you cook them. Don’t use enough to make them sweet, just a tiny bit to offset the bitterness. I got that tip from an old Southern Lady many years ago and it’s something I use for kale, collards, mustard greens, etc. Of course, you could always substitute Swiss chard or beet stems & greens for a milder taste.

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Lynda M. April 18, 2013 at 8:08 am

I’m into asparagus lately :)

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Laura in Texas April 18, 2013 at 8:08 am

It’s not a vegetable, but I discovered Yuzu fruit in December and have been hooked on it since! I love Swiss chard, but right now the garden is full of kale and spinach which would work so nice in this recipe. I may have to try it since I plan to make the ravioli recipe tonight!

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Rena April 18, 2013 at 8:19 am

just tried kale for the first time this week was yummy!

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Michelle April 18, 2013 at 8:26 am

Swiss chard is great to grow in the garden because it just keeps re-growing whenever you pluck a bunch to eat. It seems to grow faster than spinach too – at least mine does :)

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Stacey April 18, 2013 at 8:30 am

Parsnips.

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Marsha April 18, 2013 at 8:30 am

I think my newest would be kale.

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Pamela L. April 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

My newest veggie find is edamame. I love the bright color that makes every dish I add them to seem fresh.

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Cassie | Bake Your Day April 18, 2013 at 8:40 am

This is stunning. Great interview, too. The book sounds great!

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Ali | Gimme Some Oven April 18, 2013 at 8:42 am

Mmmm…love Swiss chard. This looks so beautiful and light and fresh. Cheers to Lori’s new cookbook! :)

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Tracy April 18, 2013 at 8:47 am

I’ve been adding veggies to my garden that I’ve eaten for many years but had never thought to try to grow. Broccoli raab and baby bok choy grow as well as kale and chard in my garden, it turns out, and this year I’m trying red kuri squash (I’ve never grown winter squash before) and Good Mother Stallard beans alongside the summer squashes and pole beans I usually grow.

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom April 18, 2013 at 8:48 am

Newest veggie discovery. . leeks! LOVE! and wow, love this swiss chard recipe!

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Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking April 18, 2013 at 8:51 am

Yum! Simple and stunning. I love Lori’s recipes because they are easy, crowd-pleasing, and still look complex and like they took a long time to make. Beautiful photographs as always!

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Sunnie April 18, 2013 at 8:52 am

I just started eating Kale, and I like it!

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Janelle April 18, 2013 at 9:01 am

I don’t think I have a recent veggie “discovery,” but I’m kind-of into the mini sweet bell peppers right now, instead of full sized red ones.

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Cristina April 18, 2013 at 9:04 am

Love fresh fennel!

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Tiffany April 18, 2013 at 9:08 am

I’ve rediscovered broccoli – I forgot how wonderful and versatile it is!

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Leah | So, How's It Taste? April 18, 2013 at 9:09 am

You know I have never had swiss chard, but I adore chickpeas. This looks so healthy and delicious. I can’t wait to get her cookbook!

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Becky @ Project Domestication April 18, 2013 at 9:15 am

I’ve been getting into sorrel lately. More of an herb right? But the way I’ve been eating it, it’s like a green.

This cookbook looks great.

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Catie April 18, 2013 at 9:18 am

Jicama! My new obsession!

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libby April 18, 2013 at 9:24 am

I am going to make this recipe, have never had swiss chard or chickpeas, so two new tastes at one time!!!

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Donna April 18, 2013 at 9:29 am

We grow chard in our garden every summer – MUST try this!

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Lauren April 18, 2013 at 9:34 am

Asparagus!!

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Melissa M. April 18, 2013 at 9:42 am

I’ve been trying out kale.

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Leah April 18, 2013 at 9:44 am

My newest discovered vegetable is eggplant!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 18, 2013 at 9:54 am

Beautiful dish! Love the Swiss chard and chickpeas together!

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Zainab @ Blahnik Baker April 18, 2013 at 9:55 am

Kale…I am just discovering how savory it can be!

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Shari April 18, 2013 at 10:03 am

It’s not really a new vegetable discovery, but more of a discovery of a new way to eat a vegetable we already love… I steam brussel sprouts, then finish them off by sauteing them in a little butter, lemon juice and fresh cracked pepper. Oh yum!!

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Kim Porter April 18, 2013 at 10:13 am

Kale…I’ve become addicted to this power food!

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Shelly April 18, 2013 at 10:26 am

Definitely kale!

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Isabel April 18, 2013 at 10:34 am

My newest discovery is kale!

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JulieW April 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

I’m not much for the bitter greens, but I could totally see doing this with spinich. Sounds yummy!

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Heidi Babi April 18, 2013 at 11:14 am

My newest veggie discovery is arugula. Can’t get enough of that lately.

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Nina April 18, 2013 at 11:16 am

I discovered jicama this year, and I love it on salads or just as a snack!

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Emily S. April 18, 2013 at 11:18 am

Definitely broccoli rabe is the newest vegetable that I like.

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Julie April 18, 2013 at 11:39 am

I just started using shallots. I always used onions instead, but now know what I was missing!

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Kristina April 18, 2013 at 11:40 am

Fennel bulb! I can’t believe I lived this long without trying it.

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Diana April 18, 2013 at 11:46 am

Kale! I love adding it to soup!

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Anne B April 18, 2013 at 11:53 am

Brussels sprouts – I’ve always liked them but now there are so many new ways to fix them!

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Leanne T April 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

Beets and Kale, I have been making some wonderful salads, sides and juices with these two veggies!

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Kim N. April 18, 2013 at 12:03 pm

My newest veggie discovery is spaghetti squash.

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Kristen C April 18, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Okay, I haven’t had swiss chard in years and I just remember it being bitter…but you actually have me wanting to pick up some from the farmers market. It looks that yummy! Hmm…my newest veggies discovery. Brussel sprouts. Yummy!

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Sheri B. April 18, 2013 at 12:25 pm

My newest veggie discovery is scrumptious orange sweet peppers!

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Sheri B. April 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm

My newest veggie discovery is scrumptious, sweet orange peppers!

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Kim April 18, 2013 at 12:33 pm

I recently had artichoke leaves and absolutely loved them! I never knew how to eat them (sill dont know how to cook them) but now I’m hooked!

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Jessica April 18, 2013 at 12:51 pm

Kale! So delish!

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Urban Wife April 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm

My newest discovery are shallots – they are amazing and I wanna put ‘em in everything. :)

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Krystina April 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Thanks for doing this giveaway! I LOVE to cook and would absolutely love winning this cookbook and blender!! :)

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heidi April 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Hi Krystina, so glad you’ve entered, best of luck!

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Tracy April 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Roasted cauliflower. I can’t get enough of it.

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Jennifer Grimm April 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm

My newest veggie love is grilled corn

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Jennay April 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Cabbage, Cauliflower, and Aspargus!!

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Jessica Dawson April 18, 2013 at 2:42 pm

squash blossoms! (does that count as a veggie…?)

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Julianne April 18, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Asparagus!!

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Natalie S April 18, 2013 at 3:50 pm

I recently discovered kohlrabi!

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Denise Fedor April 18, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Kale. It grows well here, now I have to learn what to make with it!

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heidi April 19, 2013 at 2:29 pm

Hi Denise, give these 20 kale recipes a try, lots if great options to pique your tastebuds.

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Abby April 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm

We’ve been eating cauliflower by the bucket-load. Using it for all kinds of things these days like sauces and stir-fry.

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Chelsea April 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I’m trying beets!

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Laura (Tutti Dolci) April 18, 2013 at 4:47 pm

I love chickpeas, yum!

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natalie @ wee eats April 18, 2013 at 5:08 pm

kale! (I know i’m late to the game on that one, sorry..)

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Maria in NJ April 18, 2013 at 5:23 pm

just had swiss chard fro the first time, and wasn’t a fan…

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heidi April 19, 2013 at 2:27 pm
Aliza April 18, 2013 at 5:51 pm

I’ve just come across edamame. I know, how weird that I’ve never had it before!

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Becky April 18, 2013 at 5:54 pm

I’ve been trying to put more vegetable purees in main dishes and also do kale or spinach in my smoothies. Thanks for the chance to win!

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Michelle B April 18, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I LOVE veggies. All veggies. I don’t know what is new to me!…BUT I have just started trying to roast my own chickpeas to create a crunchy snack. Still needs some work :)

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Linda Hayes April 18, 2013 at 6:47 pm

My daughter recently made a delicious soup using boy choy. Loved it. Can’t wait until our Farmer’s Market opens next week. Good stuff a’coming.

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Dianne April 18, 2013 at 6:51 pm

Looking for ways to add more veggies to our meals. This looks yummy!

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers April 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Newest Veggie Discovery, hmmm, I would have to say fennel. That is a veggie, right?

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Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out April 18, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Ohhhhh I want a big bowl of those greens right now! Garlic, chard, chickpeas, feta….too good to be true!

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Rachel April 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm

Like everyone and their mother, I’m finally discovering kale!

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endwillnev April 18, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I’m just starting to use kale and chickpeas!

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Lisa Huffman April 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Newest veggie is probably eggplant… never liked it before, but then I learned to sweat it before using, and now I can’t get enough!

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Jennifer C. April 18, 2013 at 8:05 pm

I recently discovered how delicious beets can be.

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Katie April 18, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I have finally tried Kale and loved it!

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Carolyn April 18, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Chayote squash!

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Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) April 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm

My newest discovery is fennel. I’d never cooked with it until last year when it showed up in my CSA share.

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Jen P April 18, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Kale, loving it!

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MaryB April 18, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Collards are new to us and yummy!

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ashley April 19, 2013 at 5:10 am

this is a great giveaway – thank you!

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alicia k April 19, 2013 at 5:37 am

kale – really loving it!

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ElizabethB April 19, 2013 at 6:13 am

I like shallots!!

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Melinda @cookingalamel April 19, 2013 at 7:48 am

raw brussels sprouts! they make the best salads.

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Ashley P April 19, 2013 at 8:41 am

Our most recent is spaghetti squash. Still trying to figure it out :)

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Laura Rhinehart April 19, 2013 at 9:46 am

I am going to attempt to create a tiny raised bed garden for my apartment balcony and grow some kale and spinach along with other tasty veggies!

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Maria April 19, 2013 at 9:56 am

Um, I guess I discovered that oven-baked carrots are delicious! Thanks to Picky Palate for that one!

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Shawna April 19, 2013 at 10:20 am

I’m still looking for that new something. I’m open for any suggestions.

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heidi April 19, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I must confess, my husband roasted Brussels sprouts last night and for once I actually liked them after YEARS of not.

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Jessica April 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

My new favorite vegetable is spaghetti squash! I eat it with everything.

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Linda K. April 19, 2013 at 11:36 am

Kale.

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Jennifer April 19, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Definitely loving spaghetti sqush!

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Jenn @ Once Upon a Tier April 19, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I love almost all kinds of vegetables, but the most recent “discovery” was probably okra. I used to hate it, but now I really like it!

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dishing up the dirt April 19, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I love this recipe! We are planting a lot of chard at our farm this year and easy recipes like this are right up my alley!

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Sarah April 19, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Brussel sprouts are def new for me.

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Carla April 19, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Zucchini! It’s actually more of a re-discovery than a discovery. I had forgotten how wonderful and versatile it is.

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Karen April 19, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Looks yummy!

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sara April 19, 2013 at 5:39 pm

purple artichokes!

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Heather April 19, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Chinese spinach. Love the Asian markets!

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Carolsue April 19, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I just discovered Kale. Never tried to before and I love it!

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susan April 19, 2013 at 8:15 pm

I recently discovered kale

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Janice April 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm

Parsnips are my newest favorite veggie!

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Millie April 20, 2013 at 8:02 am

Escarole! I’d never even heard of it until a few days ago, and it’s a bit bitter yet still so good.

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Jeanette B April 20, 2013 at 8:14 am

Kale is my newest veggie discovery…….. we just tried Kale chips, yum!!

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Kristin April 20, 2013 at 8:56 am

spaghetti squash

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Karen D April 20, 2013 at 9:23 am

My newest veggie discovery is fingerling potatoes

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Amy J April 20, 2013 at 11:36 am

Spinach…although I wouldn’t say it’s a new discovery exactly (I’ve eaten it here and there for years), but I have discovered that eating a gigantic spinach salad (with cucumbers, carrots, whatever I have on hand) EVERYDAY really helps my body to feel good. I have some foot aches/pains (possibly arthritis, or from an injury I had) and as long as I eat my spinach every day, I feel fantastic and pain free!

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Cindy Brickley April 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Blue potatoes and yellow and purple cauliflower.

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Maisk April 20, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Anything with a garbanzo bean, I’m in! Love your blog and recipe girl too!

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Rachel April 20, 2013 at 2:17 pm

kabocha squash

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Leann Lindeman April 20, 2013 at 2:27 pm

Nothing “new” but we are loving the spring asparagus right now.

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Joy T. April 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Beets!!! I knew I liked beet greens, but I didn’t realize I love beet roots!

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Amanda Thompson April 20, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Seems kinda silly, but Rainbow Carrots!

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PoopseyMarie April 20, 2013 at 4:40 pm

My latest veggie discovery? Hmmm… It would have to be the Rainbow Chard. Okay, you can stop laughing now! But really, I tried it and I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised!

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Kristen M April 20, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I’m a fairly new convert to Swiss Chard. I’d never had it until recently joining a CSA. Now I crave it and even grow it in my backyard garden.

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TaraO April 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I just had roasted beets for the first time ever. . .

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Lethea B April 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm

I’m enjoying carrots and finding new ways to serve them=)

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Debbie April 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm

My newest vegetable discovery while walking through the produce market is “broccoli rabe”, but I have yet to try. I like broccoli,so I wondering it can’t taste too much different, or can it?

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Carolyn April 20, 2013 at 10:21 pm

Recently, I’m definitely loving cauliflower.

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Sweet as Sugar Cookies April 20, 2013 at 11:06 pm

My newest veggie discovery is sauteed asparagus with lemon.

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Meghan Finley April 21, 2013 at 12:42 am

I love broccolini!

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Jackie April 21, 2013 at 1:44 am

I’m trying to become a kale-eating person. I need more green leafies in my diet. :)

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Danyelle April 21, 2013 at 6:13 am

Not really a discovery but I’m learning how to use zucchini for more than just bread!

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Stephanie H April 21, 2013 at 8:01 am

Going through an asparagus phase!

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malerie c April 21, 2013 at 8:12 am

sunchoke, sooo yummy

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Janet Bridge April 21, 2013 at 9:13 am

You had me at Garlic!! xo

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charj April 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

My newest veggie discovery is komatsuna

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Shannon C April 21, 2013 at 7:50 pm

just bought my first ever bag of fiddlehead ferns! wish me luck!

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Charlotte April 21, 2013 at 9:55 pm

Pineapple tomatillo; sweet for jams but still has a savory tartness!

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Kimberly April 21, 2013 at 10:15 pm

My newest vegetable discovery was this CRAZY looking purple thing that the market I go to had labeled as “salad savory”, but that I’d never seen before and no one there had ever seen either. I ended up putting it all into smoothies, so I never got to taste it really…but next time I see it I’ll get it again and taste it this time!

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Dawn L April 22, 2013 at 12:20 am

My newest veggie I love is celery root and fennel they are both delicious and I can’t decide on one.

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Aubrey P April 22, 2013 at 8:27 am

So excited to find your site! Great giveaway!

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CobyG April 22, 2013 at 10:45 am

Jerusalem Artichokes!

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Catherine O April 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm

My favorites right now are kale, avocado, and artichokes!

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Cassie April 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

I’m really getting big into beets! I didn’t always like them but do lately.

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Jen S. April 22, 2013 at 7:26 pm

My newest veggie discovery: Pea shoots!

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Anne April 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Kohlrabi. I was surprised and pleased the one and only time I cooked it, and I’m looking forward to getting it again at the farmer’s market this year.

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Denise O April 23, 2013 at 1:50 am

Oven roasted asparagus…OMG….YUM!!

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Carin April 23, 2013 at 5:42 am

Looks great! I’ll try it tonight!

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suzanne April 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

I made this recipe exactly as written, except 1 cup veggie broth and 1 cup of water, and it was delicious!! We also grilled some fish and it was a fabulous dinner! My husband loved it too! I’ve been following recipe girl for quite some time, but this got me really excited about her cookbook.

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heidi April 23, 2013 at 9:03 am

So glad you made the dish and put your own spin on it. The cookbook is FULL of more great tastes. Good luck on the giveaway!

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LB April 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

Asparagus… not anywhere near as bad as I thought! I really want to try kale.

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jana ellis April 23, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Just discovered your blog….what fun!!! Thanks for doing the give-away. The book sounds great
And I would love a kitchen aide blender.

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jo April 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I tried kale for the first time the other day. I think I would have liked it more without the vinegar and with more garlic.

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Caitlyn April 23, 2013 at 12:30 pm

Asparagus! I used to hate it but now I am in LOVE.

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Amy April 23, 2013 at 12:39 pm

I have recently started cooking more with kale.

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Elizabeth April 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Late to the game… BUT I just discovered I like raw string beans for a snack!

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Kat F. April 23, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I recently discovered how yummy kale can be.

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jackie April 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Not a new discovery for me, but my toddler recently discovered mushrooms. She is obsessed. :)

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Ann W April 23, 2013 at 1:41 pm

discovered leeks and looking forward to learning more ways to cook with them. So far made a side dish called creamy leeks. Very good.

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Wehaf April 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

Ramps! They’re delicious!

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Rama A April 23, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Yummm! Arugula ! it is amazing . i put it in salad in almost every meal i have

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Ellie @ Ginger Bear Kitchen April 23, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I love beets and have recently discovered using beet greens as the base of my salads. I love a beet green salad topped with roasted beets and quinoa.

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jjmcgaffey April 23, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Cauliflower as a starch replacement. I’ve eaten it raw and under cheese for years, but treating it as a replacement for mashed potatoes was a new idea – and yummy!

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valerie April 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm

kohlrabi, and it’s wonderful!

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Cathy April 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm

I’ve been using cauliflower in everything lately!

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