swiss chard farmer’s market salad

farmer's market salad with swiss chardThe best Sunday dinner is the kind made strictly from our Union Square Greenmarket haul on Saturday. This gorgeous (and spicy!) mix is:

> swiss chard (which was $2 for a giant bunch — still figuring out what to do with the rest. saute it?)

> broccoli sprouts

> peppers (I wish I remember what kind these are / but they’re bright, almost neon green, and stunning)

> teeny yellow cherry tomatoes

> I threw in some sesame seeds and tossed the whole thing in homemade dressing (apple cider vinegar, spicy mustard and a smidge of manuka honey)

Cheers to the end of another beautiful weekend / the start of what I hope is another magical week.

arroz verde (green rice) dinner party, part 4

rice ingredientsNo Mexican fiesta dinner party extravaganza is complete without arroz verde. This was my first time making this and I have to say — it was so much easier than I thought — especially since I made it a few hours ahead of time. It reminded me a little of making Brian green juice — sneaking in as many veggies as I can under the guise of something else, in this case carbs — but hey, a girl’s gotta do.

All the greens I used are pictured above (and listed in the recipe below) — I even squeezed a bit of lime on top at the end — but you can surely add whatever veggies and/or herbs you like. I came up with this mixture from combining about 8 different recipes I found online — and it was the perfect mix of sweet and spice.

And stay tuned — the main event is next — the fish tacos recipe!