Monday, July 4, 2011

Grilled Chicken and Moroccan Beet Greens

This was one of those "What are we going to have for dinner in an hour?" meals. We had thawed some chicken, so I threw it in a dish with some garlic, coconut oil, and the last little bit of coconut aminos* that we had on hand, along with some salt and pepper. We let it sit for a few minutes and then grilled it up and it turned out great.

The beet greens came in our CSA basket and, I'll admit, I had no idea what to do with them and I thought they were a little weird. However, a couple of recipes were thrown in our basket as well, so we tried out one of them. From my understanding, beet greens are pretty similar to spinach, so I think this recipe would work with either.

Moroccan Beet Greens
(adapted from the recipe given to us in our CSA basket)

2 bunches beet greens
2-4 garlic cloves, minces
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Paprika
1 tsp Cumin
1 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Once rinsed and dried, roughly chop greens, set aside. In a large sauce pan, add oil and garlic. Saute for about a minute and then add the chopped greens. Cook for about two minutes, stirring often. Add remaining ingredients and cook a few more minutes, until done.

*Coconut Aminos tastes just like Soy Sauce and we get it at Whole Foods or locally at Lillian's.


  1. I just spent an hour making our weekly menu plan/shopping plan, and we are doing almost all Paleo-ish this week! It's a start, right? I will let you know how it goes!


  2. Awesome!! Since the little guy pretty much eats hotdogs and fruit, it shouldn't be too much of a change...except he'll have to cut out those cheesy bunny crackers that he likes so much!

  3. 3 Studies SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Waist Fat.

    This means that you actually burn fat by eating Coconut Fat (also coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medical journals are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world around!