Posts Tagged ‘pine nuts’

Chard Ribbons with Garlic Chips and Toasted Pine Nuts

Thursday, February 9th, 2012
Chard Ribbons with Garlic Chips and Toasted Pine Nuts

Chard Ribbons with Garlic Chips and Toasted Pine Nuts

Chard Ribbons with Garlic Chips and Toasted Pine Nuts

Here’s a quick side dish for a healthy way to eat more greens during the winter months.
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Nutty Seeded Rice

Thursday, August 4th, 2011
Seeded Rice

Seeded Rice

Nutty Seeded Rice

Adding nuts or seeds to brown rice increase the protein of the dish and adds extra nutrients.  It also offers an added crunch.  Cooking the seeds with the rice softens them a bit, making the texture a bit more similar to the rice.  Garnish with chopped parsley to accent the dish with some green.
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Chicken with Green Olives and Pine Nuts

Sunday, April 10th, 2011
Chicken with Olives and Pine Nuts

Chicken with Olives and Pine Nuts

Chicken with Green Olives and Pine Nuts

Adapted from Lidia Cooks from the Heart of Italy by Lidia Bastianich

Cooking bone-in chicken in a covered skillet slowly on the stove with some olive oil and wine creates a sweet, sticky glaze.  The chicken stays extremely moist and tender.  It’s practically falling off the bone when you’re done.  Adding in large briny green olives helps cut the rich sweetness.  The delicate pine nuts complement the sweetness and add a slight crunch.
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