Red Chard and Beet GreensRed Chard and Beet Greens
From Vegan Recipe Book: How Mary and Frank and Friends Eat

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Red Chard and Beet Greens
1-1/2 lbs. Red Chard
Tops from 1 bunch Beets (beets optional)
1 Onion, large, sweet
1 tsp. Allspice, ground
1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
2/3 cup Raisins
2/3 cup Walnuts
2/3 cup Apple Juice
1-1/2 tbsp. Corn Starch

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Red chard and beet greens is a relatively easy to prepare vegan recipe that will serve four or more adults as a main meal. Preparation time is about 20 minutes, and cooking time in a microwave oven is about 30 minutes.

It is best to start cooking the brown rice at this time.  We suggest cooking 2 cups of brown rice in 4 cups of water.  If you wish, you can follow our brown rice recipe, but double the ingredients.

Thoroughly wash and clean the red chard, removing any bad spots.   Cut into bite-sized pieces or coarsely shred in a food processor.  Place in a large covered glass or ceramic baking dish (microwave oven safe).  Cut the tops off the bunch of beets and thoroughly wash, clean and prepare the beet greens as you did the red chard. 

If you desire, you can add some of the beet roots cut into bite-sized pieces, or save them and eat them raw in your salad. 

Wash and peel the onion.  Shred or coarsely chop and add to the covered baking dish with the greens.  Add the seasoning, and mix well.

Place in a microwave oven set on "high", or in a preheated conventional oven set at 350 degrees F. for about 10 minutes or until the greens begin to wilt.

When the greens begin to wilt, add the raisins and walnuts and mix well.  Return to the oven and cook for another 10-20 minutes or until the greens, onions, and beets (if used) are tender.  Remove from the oven. 

Mix the apple juice and corn starch together and add to the other ingredients in the baking dish and mix well.  The heat of the other ingredients should begin to gel the cornstarch and liquid.  Place back in the oven and cook for another few minutes and mix again.  The dish should now have a thick sauce.  If it is too thick, add a little more apple juice and mix well again.  If the liquid is too thin, add a little more cornstarch and apple juice mixture and mix well.  The finished dish should look like the photo.

Serve over a bed of brown rice and enjoy!

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Vegan FlagThe above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31): 'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so. God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV) Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!