Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Highlights of last week's food

Last week was really busy! Every weeknight we had something going on and the weekend was full of more commitments, plus I got a stomach flu. I'm back to normal now and have some pictures to post:
This was, according to Mike and the kids, one of the best meals ever. It was roasted potatoes covered in Yogurt-Ranch sauce, baked tofu smothered in barbecue sauce, and garlicky kale. I thought it was pretty good, but not in the top 10. Mike ranked it in the top 5!

When I planned on making roasted beets I didn't plan on doing anything special with them...but Valentine's day is approaching and I thought, "What the hell- Why not make them heart shaped?". A cookie cutter sliced right through the slices of beets and I roasted them with onions, balsamic vinegar, agave nectar, kosher salt, and black pepper. After they were done I slipped a few leaves of fresh sage into the pan and covered it. This infused the beets with a lovely sage aroma. These were perfect on a salad for lunch!

Below is a Shitaake Dashi from a yoga themed mini-cookbook I did a year
or two ago. It is so simple and comforting. Plus it uses a ton of kelp, so I always feel like I'm getting good minerals from this soup. That's Trouble kitten in the background, chewing on my chopsticks.-00000000000 {the O's were her doing as well}Below is just one of the reasons why I love my sweetie. He always brings home a treat when he comes home from work (we both work at a co-op). This night it was ingredients for a strawberry malt!


Anonymous said...

Those beets are adorable. What a great idea. They would be cute on Valentine's day.

Anonymous said...

Aw, the beets are very cute! And by the way, how do you make your strawberry malts? I'm playing around with recipes using barley malt powder, but I'm afraid that the average cook won't be able to find it...

Liz² said...

yep, I gotta go back to the dollar store and pick up the heart-shaped cookie cutters I think! (I already got the heart-shaped ice cube trays, cake pan and skillet, hee hee!)

Anonymous said...

I am sorry you were sick, but glad to hear that you are feeling better!

Those beets are so cute--very festive!


Cakespy said...

Awww! Heart-beets! :-) So cute!