Other Grain




Recipe challenge ingredients

Sauté — Stir it up in a shallow pan.

Beans — The magical fruit. Healthy and economical.

Other Grain — Take your choice of delicious ancient varieties.

Thyme — Herbaceous, savory, and great in roasted dishes, in marinades, and most anywhere else.

Garlic — Should be a staple in every kitchen for its endless culinary potential.

Chard — Learn your greens. This one’s a winner.

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Sauté: beans, other grain, thyme, garlic, and chard

It’s not hard to cook with chard. It’s easy and delicious, really.

For your protein, veggies, and carbs, we’ve selected the combination of beans, chard, and other grain. Add flavor and character to the meal with thyme and garlic.

You can use these ingredients in a single dish or combine them however you like to create one or more side dishes and a main course. Try to sauté at least one of the dishes, though.

Recipe Ideas

Smoky and Creamy White Beans with Greens

Smoky and Creamy White Beans with Greens

Quick and easy vegan beans and greens

Prep time: 15 minutes; cook time: 20 minutes.
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 cups cooked navy beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or filtered water
  • 4 cups chopped mixed greens (such as chard, spinach or kale)
  • 4-5 drops liquid smoke (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil. Add the onion, salt, and pepper, then saute for 5 minutes or until onion is slightly golden. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Add the thyme and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the beans to the skillet, along with the vegetable stock/water. Brig the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the mixture is creamy and the beans are soft. You can crush some of the beans with the back of your spoon or a potato masher if you’re looking for a creamier texture. Add the liquid smoke.
  3. Add the greens to the skillet and continue to cook until they have wilted slightly.
  4. Stir in the apple cider vinegar and more salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Serve immediately with crusty bread or over the grain of your choice.

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