This side dish is a power meal in itself. Fresh greens with garlic and a little spice and you can't go wrong. Plus, you won't feel guilty one little bit when you eat the whole pan. Really.
Spicy Garlicky Greens
1 tbsp. ghee
1 tbsp. olive oil
24 cloves garlic
2-4 tsp. red pepper flakes depending on desired spice level
2 bunches kale, roughly chopped
2 bunches swiss chard, roughly chopped
In a large saute pan, melt ghee with the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook until they are soft and golden brown. Watch, and stir often, closely so they don't burn. Remove the garlic and set aside to cool.
Add the greens, stirring to coat well with the oil mixture. Add 1 c. water and cover. Stir every few minutes and cook until the water is gone and the greens are tender (not mush!)
In a small bowl, press the garlic cloves, add the red pepper flakes, and 1/4 c. water. Mix well and then add to the greens, stirring well.
Salt and pepper to taste.