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Island Style Gardening and Plant-Based Living

Lentils with Hawaiian Sweet Potato and Chard

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Rainbow Swiss Chard, cut from the garden 15 minutes before cooking :-)

Rainbow Swiss Chard, cut from the garden 15 minutes before cooking πŸ™‚

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Easy quick, gluten free, one pot dinner! And a great way to use the chard that was taking over in the garden πŸ™‚

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 large onion chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

4 cups vegetable broth

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 cup dried lentils (I used red)

2-4 sweet potatoes, depending on size cut into 1/2 inch cubes

1 tsp salt

Pepper

8 cups chopped stemmed Swiss Chard

Heat the oil over medium heat, add onion, cook until soft. Add garlic and thyme, cook another 30 seconds. Stir in broth and wine, increase heat to high and bring to a boil. Add lentils, reduce to simmer and cook partially covered for about 15-20 minutes

Add sweet potatoes, salt, pepper to taste and cook 10 minutes more. Add chard last, stirring until all ingredients are tender about 10 minutes more. Serve hot.

(Using purple Hawaiian sweet potatoes adds a nice sweetness to this stew. Orange varieties would also be yummy.)

The combination of thyme, wine and sweet potatoes make this easy stew really delicious.

The combination of thyme, wine and sweet potatoes make this easy stew really delicious.

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Author: Carmen

Things I love: justice in all forms; flowers; locally grown food; cloth-diapering; breastfeeding; feminist theory; outdoor play; beaches; wine; Divine interventions; 4-H and coffee. Things I loathe: racism; homophobia; toxic crap; misogyny; litterbugs; the zombie apocalypse and pitbull-haters. My formal education is in sociology, gender studies, and public policy. I'm also a Lactation Educator; 4-H Youth Development coordinator a Certified Master Gardener and a graduate of a Permaculture Design Course. I've been blogging for several years on dozens of topics- everything from women's health to breed-specific legislation. But the thing I like to write about most is my gardening, food adventures and my kids. So there you have it. Please be kind. Thanks.

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