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Vegetarian White Bean and Chard Stew

Not too long ago, dear hubby and I realized that we were tired of eating the same old thing. We are pretty good meat-eaters, so to change things up, I made something vegetarian. I had some chard in the fridge from our garden and some canned beans in the pantry. I started tossing things in a pot and ended up with a tasty bean stew. If you want to go vegan on this, swap out vegetable broth for the chicken broth and forget the genuine Parmegianno cheese. You might want a soy/vegan cheese instead. Although the cheese adds a nice depth of flavor, it's not required. Also, I made this once without the tomatoes and it was equally tasty. So feel free to leave them out if you're not a tomato fan. Ingredients 3 Tablespoons EVOO olive oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped 2 medium garlic cloves, minced 2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans or small white beans, drained and rinsed 1 bunch Swiss chard, stems removed, cut into short ribbons 3 roma tomatoes, diced 1 can low