Welcome to Yummy Fixins!

Thanks so much for checking out my blog. My name is Arica, I am a Personal Chef serving the Lake Tahoe area. Please visit my new website at www.yummyfixins.com

Cooking is my passion, I love spending time in the kitchen creating yummy dishes. I originally created this blog to share healthy yummy recipes with my friends and family but now I'm sharing them with the world. Most of the dishes you will find here are very healthy and can be altered to fit any dietary restrictions. I hope you will find something delicious!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Chard, Leek & Spinach Gratin

Finally a break in the snow and a beautiful blue bird day.There is more snow on the way so I wanted to take advantage of the sunny day. After making snow angels on the golf course and playing catch with the pup I decided to spend the rest of the day in the kitchen doing what I love most, cooking! 

 I had a few goodies left over from last weeks CSA basket so I searched the web for spinach and chard combos and saw a few different gratin recipes. So that was what I decided to do. It was super quick, easy and yummy! If you're vegan just use almond milk instead of the cream. 
  • 1/2 cup leeks, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 4 cups spinach, chopped
  • 4-5 large chard leaves, stems removed and chopped
  • 2 cups cooked brown Basmati rice
  • 3 oz muenster cheese, shredded
  • 3 tbs heavy cream (vegan? use almond milk)
  • S&P and garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbs garlic Parmesan (optional)
Saute the garlic and leeks the coconut oil for 3-5 minutes. Add the chard and spinach, cover and let is steam for another 3-5 minutes until spinach and chard wilt. Once the spinach and chard are ready add in the rice, cream, cheeseS&P and garlic powder. Mix well and place into a baking dish. Top with bread crumbs, garlic parmesan and a drizzle of oil. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. 

1 comment:

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