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Spanish Swiss Chard

1 Yellow Onion [small, halved + sliced thinly]
1 bunch Swiss Chard [center ribs removed + leaves torn to 2″ pieces.]
1/2 cup Raisins +/- Dried Apricots [chopped]
1/4 cup Almonds [raw, coarsely chopped]
2 Tbs Water
Olive Oil
1/4 tsp Smoked Spanish Paprika

Heat olive oil in a large saute pan with a lid. Saute onions, lightly salted, for 5 minutes over medium heat until softened. Add paprika to onions, stir, then add in chard leaves. Saute for a couple minutes till leaves begin to wilt. Add raisins +/- apricots and water. Cover and cook till leaves are tender. Stir in chopped almonds and season with salt.

4 side dish servings.

Mint Spiced Bulgur Pilaf

1/2 c. Bulgur wheat
1 c. Water
1/4 c. Raisins
1/2 tsp. Cumin
1/2 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice [cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom – any combo you like.]
1/4 c. Almonds [chopped]
1Tbs. + Mint [Fresh, chopped]
Salt + Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste

Bring water to a boil. Stir in bulgur & raisins. Turn off heat. Leave covered to sit until water is absorbed, about 20 minutes. 10 minutes in, stir in cumin and spices. Once all the water is absorbed, stir in almonds and mint, season with salt & pepper.

Serve with winter squash, boiled and buttered or as a cup to stuff.

Serves 2 as a side.

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