This recipe is from my friend Sue who claims she was inspired by reading Flowers in the Attic. I suppose if you’re going to be inspired by anything in that book, the sweet potatoes are pretty safe. Though not all the food is.
These recipe’s pretty sweet. Definitely something to make as a treat or part of a larger dinner.
Beet greens have become a favorite side dish of mine. I’d never had them until this year. Every week, I call my maternal grandparents, and my grandma told me about some beet greens she was cooking for dinner. I didn’t even know you could eat them!
The best greens are early-to-midpoint in the beet season. You want them to have been picked just as they sprout up and when they’re small/medium sized. Unfortunately, later in the season, they get too big and began to lose flavor.
Steamed Beet Greens
Beet greens Salt, to taste
Beet greens only need to be steamed. They take maybe 8-10 minutes until tender and edible. Add some salt while their still warm to bring out the flavor.
I really want to find a good dinner roll. This one looks beautiful. However, I found it to be way too salty. If I made it again, I’d cut the salt and perhaps look into a higher quality Parmesan cheese.
I highly recommend a rice cooker; I love mine. Plus, it makes this really easy to make. You basically throw it all in the cooker. This recipe is originally from the Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites.
I love red potatoes. They are by far my favorite. I love them boiled and roasted. I’ll even eat them cooked with nothing on them. This recipe, originally from Foodnetwork’s Paula Deen, is simply and delicious. The original one calls for garlic, which due to my food allergies, I substituted thyme.
This is a delightful salad. Definitely makes some cheer in the winter. The mixing of the different greens is a wonderful contrast. While I wasn’t as fond of the dressing (not a big mustard fan), Jason loved it. I did add spinach to this salad as I wanted a more greens in it.
In winter where I live, fresh vegetables are rather limited without making them travel thousands of miles. So it’s always nice to find a winter recipe with fresh, seasonal (or anytime) vegetables. Plus, it has a lovely, spicy flare.
This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings, and if I make it again, I’ll cut back on the size since it’s just me and Jason at my house.