Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I discovered my love for roasted golden beats.

My very late Midweek Munchies contribution is my weekly CSA share and we've been having a refreshing and delectable time basing our meals around it.

This week it includes:
-one bunch carrots (for everything)
-one half pint raspberries (eaten immediately)
-two bunches of butter lettuce (salads galore)
-one bunch of chard (stir fries + pasta)
-one bunch basil (pasta + frozen)
-one bunch fennel (sorry, given to friends! It was just me eating small bits in salads)
-bag of snow peas (stir fries + steamed)
-bag of shell peas (stuffed potatoes, salads, fried rice)
-one bunch golden beets (roasted, what else?)

VWAV corn chowder. Limey and spicey, corny and thick!Whole wheat spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, spinach and 'parmesan'. Garlic and oil of course included. On the side is part of a steamed small artichoke. The 'cheese' recipe I used can be found here. It's originally from The Uncheese Cookbook - I've made a couple of things from the book and this was my favorite, absolutely.

Brown jasmine rice and roasted garlic, side salad with olive oil & balsamic vinegar, baked Italian tofu (I just love it lately) and balsamic-agave roasted golden beets and zucchini. The best part, that I'd base a meal around, were the golden beets.

Don't mind me, this is the first of two posts for today. I had been hanging onto these for too long.


Urban Vegan said...

SOMEBODY has been busy. It all looks fab.

Carrie™ said...

Everything looks wonderful. I've never had golden beets. How do they compare to regular ol' beets?

Jody from VegChic said...

Jess-I love golden beets too. A veg restaurant near my house had a salad with roasted golden beets in it and that was my first intro.

I buy them whenever I see 'em. Those recipes look great and once again I am jealous of the CSA share. ---next year.

Grace said...

I make the same 'parmesan'. it is sooo good.

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

UV - It's from a few days, of course ; )

Carrie - I can't say I remember really eating regular beets - huh - but these are like sweet potato-y.

Jody - Thanks! It was a roasted salad recipe that gave me the idea to do so. Excellent on popcorn.

Grace - I know! I've nearly run out and need to buy almonds, asap.

jessica said...

i love golden yellow beets. love to juice them.