Eat your (beet) greens

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I just love this salad! So much that I had it a few days ago and found myself craving it today so I had it again for dinner tonight.

I call it the “one ingredient salad” and I discovered it quite by mistake.

A few weeks back, I got golden beets in my weekly CSA share. Usually, when I pickup the weekly box of fruits and veggies, I immediately cut, wash and wrap the greens. And in the case of beets, I remove the greens immediately just so they’ll fit in the fridge. That week, I didn’t intend to actually eat the golden beet greens but figured I could wash and save them to be juiced later in the week. (more…)

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Fresh herbs make all the difference

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Tonight I made a quick “kitchen sink” “salad-less” salad. Which means I tossed in lots of ingredients and left out the main thing that makes a salad a salad – lettuce or greens of any kind.

It consisted of breaded chicken, golden beets, red and yellow bell peppers, and cubed feta cheese. Yup, I basically cleaned out all the remnants of leftover meals from my fridge. Then to spruce it up a bit, I grabbed some fresh basil and flat Italian parsley from my herb garden (oh, and I drizzled on a quick balsamic glaze).

The herbs really pulled the whole meal together, adding an amazing fresh flavor.

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