Happy New Year!
2018 is officially here. Did you make any New Year’s resolutions? I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the two most popular resolutions are to eat better and to exercise more (source: YouGov). While we’re all for a “new year, new you” mindset, we know how hard it can be to actually stick to your resolutions.
Earthbound Farm is making it easier than ever to keep you on a healthy track with their incredible range of organic produce. Bonus: Earthbound Farm also has a TON of recipes on their website! Check them out here.
This week, we’re featuring one of our favorite Earthbound Farm recipes: Creamed Parmesan Power Greens!
Creamed Parmesan Power Greens
Prep time: 5 • Cook time: 10
Yields: 4 Servings
Rich and creamy power greens, blended with Parmesan cheese and a hint of nutmeg, will have your guests asking for seconds. It’s a delicious side dish with beef, pork, chicken or fish, and quick and easy to make.
Not a fan of creamed spinach? We’re not worried. This quick and comforting delight will make doubters think again and aficionados clamor for more.
Adapted from a recipe from Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Organic Cookbook by Myra Goodman
Steam the power greens in a steamer basket over boiling water until it wilts, about 1 minute. Transfer the greens to a colander to drain and let cool. Squeeze out any remaining water in the greens using your hands or wrap the greens in a dishcloth and squeeze.
Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the flour and cook for two minutes, whisking constantly. Add the milk and cream in a steady stream, continuing to whisk, and cook until the cream sauce thickens, another 2 minutes.
Add the power greens to the cream sauce and stir to combine. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, nutmeg and cook until the greens are heated through, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste. If you are using breadcrumbs, place breadcrumbs in a small skillet and toast until golden brown. Remove from heat and sprinkle toasted breadcrumbs on top of dish. Serve hot.
Cook’s Note: Steam the greens until they wilt — be careful not to overcook!
For more information or other delicious recipes, check out Earthbound Farm’s website!