I was out for dinner with a group of women the other night at a local restaurant. The focus of the menu is local, fresh and healthy so I was not surprised to see beets incorporated in an appetizer. One of the people with me said “what is a beet? is it a root plant? how is it grown?” I was so surprised to hear someone unfamiliar with such a classic Ontario vegetable. Discussion ensued among all the guests about favourite recipes and how to best prepare. When I mentioned how much I like raw beets the entire table stated they had never heard of such a thing. We often enjoy raw beets in different salads but this is one of my favourites. It’s a simple one, but very satisfying with few ingredients and few calories.
Thursday, 27 September 2012
Monday, 24 September 2012
food revolution is happening in Denmark, including the best restaurant in 2012 and 2011. The night before she left I offered to make any meal she wanted or take her out to any restaurant. She chose to eat at home and the meal she wanted was this one. Chana Masala has been a favourite of hers for years, so I was not that surprised she wanted this. Leftovers pack nicely in her thermos for lunch and it can be made days in advance.
Sunday, 16 September 2012
Tuesday, 11 September 2012
broccoli fritters, which are mighty tasty, but you can't blame him for being a little nervous about coming to the lunch table.
Sunday, 9 September 2012
Friday, 7 September 2012
Tuesday, 4 September 2012
Sunday, 2 September 2012
these white bean beauties and our recent Swiss chard cakes for other examples of our veggie cake love.