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This picture describes pretty well how I feel about the dinner I just ate, and seeing it earlier in the day when kspace sent it along (and talking about beans and greens on the T with kspace and Angela) inspired my dinner. Since we are turning into a food blog in the absence of posts by other Wind-Up Bloggaz, here is the recipe(ish).
NOMG Greens 'n' Beans
1) Slice up four pieces of bacon. Render them until browned in a cast iron skillet, then fish out and put on a plate with a paper towel to drain.
2) If you have an indecent amount of bacon fat in the skillet, take a bit out, or revel in it. Sautee three cloves of chopped garlic and a small sliced onion. You can add more veggies here if you want--some chunky sliced zucchini or half any color bell pepper and/or some diced hot pepper. Add some red pepper flakes if you're feeling it. Add probably a teaspoon of whole cumin seeds and get them a bit brown. Add half teaspoonish pimenton de la vera (smoked paprika). If you want to eliminate the bacon and just start off with olive oil, the smoked paprika is strongly, strongly urged upon you.
3) Deglaze with a good splash of white wine (beer is probably good too, or broth, or water). Before it all boils off add a slew of greens. Red amaranth from the farmer's market is pretty awesome. Chard. Tuscan kale. Whatever's your pleasure. Let those braise a bit and add more liquid if you want.
4) Stir in a can of drained canellini beans or black beans or probably any can of beans you've got. Add the bacon back in.
5) Nom. OMG. NOMG!