This salad has it all, sweet beets, spicy arugula, creamy Avocado, tangy
Goat Cheese and crunchy nuts!!
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp shallots
1 tbsp honey
1/3 c olive oil
Salt and pepper
6 medium beets, cooked and quartered
6 c fresh arugula
1/2 c walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
1/4 c dried cranberries or dried cherries
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and cubed
3 oz soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
Blend the vinegar, shallots, and honey in a food processor add the oil and pulse until shallot is chopped fine. Season with salt and pepper.
Toss the beets in a small bowl with enough dressing to coat.
Toss the arugula, walnuts, and cranberries in a large bowl with enough vinaigrette to coat and season woth salt and pepper. Mound on plates. Arrange the beets around the salad. Sprinkle with the avocado and goat cheese, and serve.
This takes a little time, and it’s totally worth it.
1/2 lb penne pasta
2 tbsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 14 oz cans tomatoes, 2 drained
4 oz soft goat cheese
1/2 c parmesan, grated
1/4 c basil, chopped
1/2 c bread crumbs
Preheat oven to 350.
Cook pasta according to package.
Heat 1 tbsp oil over medium heat in a medium pot, add garlic and cook about 30 seconds, add tomatoes and salt. Cook for 20- 30 minutes until tomatoes cook down and fragrant. Remove from heat and purée with an immersion blender. Stir in cheeses and basil. Stir in pasta. Poor into a baking dish.
Toss breadcrumbs with 1 tbsp of olive oil and spread over the pasta.
This is from Diana Henry’s A Change of Appetite, and it is a wonderful vegetarian feasts. I added goat cheese and hazelnuts and used baby kale. If you don’t have baby kale use dinosaur kale chopped up.
1 fennel bulb, sliced thin
1 red onion, sliced thin
1 TBSP olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
Red pepper flakes
5 juniper berries, crushed
1 1/2 c bulgur
1 1/2 c chicken stock
2 strips of orange zest
Salt and pepper
1 lb baby kale
1/4 c orange juice
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
1/4 c hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
For Glazed Figs
8 figs, halved
3 TBSP honey
2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
Preheat oven to 400. Put in a single layer in a small baking dish, drizzle with honey and balsamic. Bake for 20 minutes.
Meanwhile in a 12 inch skillet heat oil over medium heat, add onions and fennel and cook for 10 minutes untl soft and starting to brown. Add garlic, pepper and juniper berries, cook for 3 minutes. Add bulgar, zest and chicken stock, stir to combine and cook for 10 minutes. Add kale and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and stir in goat cheese, orange juice and nuts. Top with figs and all the liquid from the baking dish.