Greens and Beans, Greek style

25 Aug

Alex loves legumes. Now that we are on this new diet, he asks for them more and more everyday.  OK…so ALEX is on a diet.  I still eat loaded nachos from Qdoba and Oreo blizzards from DQ for lunch.  What can I say? I have zero self control.   Alex, on the other hand, has been doing amazing.  He has been trying to adhere to this VB6 (Vegan Before 6) lifestyle, which basically means that he eats a vegan diet throughout the day but is still able to eat meat and cheeses with dinner.  But he has also taken it one step further and has been decreasing his starch intake by choosing more healthy alternatives such as quinoa.

I have been fully supportive of his healthier choices (at least during dinnertime).  So this week I made a Greek style greens and beans with oven roasted chicken thighs.  Looks beautiful, huh?  Half the reason why I decided to make this post is because the picture came out so darn nice it would’ve been a waste not to show it off!


Greens and Beans
4 servings

2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 bunch Kale, chopped
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp oregano
a pinch of cayenne
1 15 oz. can Great Northern beans
salt and pepper to taste

1. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium high heat.
2. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Then add garlic and cook for an additional minute.
2. Add kale and cook for 5 minutes. Kale is much like spinach and it will wilt significantly so don’t be shocked!
3. Add undrained can diced tomatoes, and spices.
4. Reduce heat, cover, let simmer for 20 minutes.
5. Add drained beans, salt and pepper to taste, and cook for another 10 minutes.

Greek Chicken Marinade

2 tbsp fresh thyme
2 tbsp fresh Greek oregano
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp salt


3 Responses to “Greens and Beans, Greek style”

  1. Katy September 6, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Oh my word. Greens and beans is one of my favorite Italian dishes, but your version with kale looks incredible! I can’t get enough kale in my life, so thank you for this recipe! 🙂

    • chewmeblog September 8, 2013 at 5:26 pm #

      I know, I love kale. Have you made your own kale chips?


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