Sunday, March 20, 2011

beet goodness


Sorry for being a little mia lately, got a little busy there, but I have been working on lots to share that will be coming up very soon. So for now I leave you with some pretty amazing roast veg. Well it's really only one veg, beets. Yellow and candy cane beets. These have got to be my favorite if not only for the amazing colours, but for the fact that there is no pink fingers! Well maybe not completely, the candy cane variety isn't totally stain proof.

roasted beets
6 medium size beets, quartered
2-3 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Place everything in a baking dish and mix to coat (feel free to add some fresh herbs like oregano or thyme). Cover with tin foil and place in a 350 d oven for 25-30min or until slightly soft when poked with a fork. You can take the tin foil off about 5-10min before so it will allow for some browning.

garlic yogurt
1 cup of plain yogurt
1/2 a clove of garlic finely chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together, cover and let sit in the fridge while the beets are roasting since the longer it sits the better it tastes.