Happy Herbivore Abroad Giveaway!
I have lots of exciting things going on this week, so in the spirit of excitement I thought I’d spread the love and share a giveaway with you guys and gals! If you’ve been around the blog for a while you may remember my review of Everyday Happy Herbivore and when I interviewed Lindsay S. Nixon – the Happy Herbivore herself.
More recently, I reviewed a cookie recipe out her newest cookbook, Happy Herbivore Abroad [Amazon link] - so as you can tell, I’m quite smitten with her and her recipes! One of the reasons I like her recipes so much is that they are no-nonsense, practical, and wholesome. Though I don’t eat low-fat all of the time, it’s nice to have lots of options on hand for when I want to trim-the-fat – literally.
Happy Herbivore Abroad is actually my favorite of her cookbooks so far as I absolutely adore International flavors and cuisine. I think Nixon does a great job of making International dishes easy to recreate at home and I also like that this cookbook is also part travelogue, with snippets of her travels sprinkled throughout. It gives the book a personal feel and it definitely stirs my inner travel bug!
The publisher has been very kind and is offering to send out two copies of Happy Herbivore Abroad and all you have to do to be entered into the giveaway leave a comment below telling me about your favorite International dish! I’ll pick two winners next Tuesday!
In addition to offering up some copies for you all, the publisher and Lindsay have allowed me to share an amazing recipe with you all: Mediterranean Chard! I love Mediterranean flavors and I often try to cook these types of dishes at home to relive my Mediterranean cruise (it seems like so long ago!). I hope you enjoy this simple and delicious recipe as much as I do!
You know what I love about Mediterranean cuisines? Olives. Olives are one of the few foods I feast on when I travel, and every time I eat them fresh in the Mediterranean, I fall a little more in love. This dish celebrates the olive! While any olive will do here, Kalamata olives are best.
8 garlic cloves, minced
pinch red pepper flakes
2 tsp capers
1⁄3 c olives, sliced thin
2-3 c chard, chopped
1 tsp lemon zest
Line skillet with a thin layer of vegetable broth and sauté garlic and red pepper flakes over high heat for a minute or two, until the garlic is golden in color, fragrant, and most of the broth has cooked off. Add enough broth to line the skillet again, then add capers and olives. Sauté for a few seconds, then add greens. Stir to combine and continue to cook, using tongs or a spatula to stir the greens around, incorporating it with other ingredients and to help cook it down. Once greens are dark in color and softer, about two to three minutes, turn off heat. Add lemon zest and stir to combine before serving.
Chef’s Note: Feel free to scale back the garlic, particularly if you have bigger cloves. I love the strong taste of garlic in this dish, but if you’re not a garlic lover, 8 cloves might be overpowering.
Per Serving (with 3 cups chard): Calories 57, Total Fat 2.6g, Carbohydrates 8.3g, Fiber 2g, Sugar 0.3g, Protein 2g
So now it’s your turn – what’s your favorite International dish?