Monday, September 18, 2006

Beet Greens and Honey Walnuts!!

Yuuuuummy! However, i have to warn you that if you make these too many times, the family may revolt! :o)

2T evoo
1T chopped garlic
1 tsp NaCl
1T whole butter
1 bunch fresh beet greens, washed, stems removed, chopped
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 c. whole, shelled walnuts
2 tablespoons honey

Heat oil in pan & add beet greens. Stir-fry greens over high heat & garlic, salt & pepper. Lower heat & let simmer in own juices for 5 minutes before pouring into a serving dish. Heat butter in saucepan over medium 1 minute before adding walnuts. Shake nuts in butter, add honey and coat before pouring over beet greens.

I don't use the red pepper flakes (if you don't like the sweetish side of bland tasting food tho, i'd leave it in.) I also haven't bothered with chopping the all wilts either way! :o)

I serve this over brown rice. It can be eaten on it's own or served over a different grain (quinoa, couscous, etc.)

The portion of the recipe for honeying the walnuts can also be used when making a salad and you'd like some "candied nuts" in it--any nuts can be used this way. And to mix it up you can add some cinnamon to them too. :o)

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