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To meat or not to meat…

Can’t decide if you wanna go with vegetarian fare or have something with meat for dinner?   Start here with this Moroccan Chickpea and Chard Stew and I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. And actually… if the answer to the opening question is a split decision in your family this  stew is a win-win.

Chickpea Chard Stew

I’m a huge fan of complex layers of flavor and this stew  hits the mark.  The vegetables are coupled with aromatic spices, chopped dried apricots and preserved lemons for a unique flavor profile that offers a good amount of back-of-the-throat belly-warming heat.   Just right for chilly nights.  The chard stems add a  light cooling note akin to celery and the chickpeas are rich and creamy.

Serve this stew alone, with some grains or flatbread such as Nan, and it’s a satisfying meatless entree. Or serve it as a side dish with the roasted meat of your choice.  Personally, I see roasted lamb in my future with this stew :-).


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