Hiiiiiii! Today I’m going to try and give you a more “regular” post. Likey? So I finally got myself to a farmer’s market today. Here’s what we got:
- Beets – $2
- Gigantic, crispy, sugar snap peas – $3
- Red potatoes – $3
- Strawberries – $4.50
Total of $12.50. Does that seem a little pricey or no? I don’t have much to compare it to…
Seriously, just look at those. They tasted just as good as they looked… and worth every penny! Lunch consisted of a leftover half of a sweet potato with Sabra Greek Olive hummus, leftover asparagus, and market berries and peas.
For dinner, I wanted to do something with the beets and potatoes. Since I’ve never cooked fresh beets before, I googled and then decided to just roast/steam them in a covered baking dish with a little water and seasoning. I cooked them at 400 for about 1 hour until tender, then remove the skins. I also decided I didn’t want to waste all the greens, so I sauteed/steamed them with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper, and a splash of red wine vinegar. The potatoes were simply roasted with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Beets: Way yummy
Potatoes: Very delicious (especially with the ketchup I added later!)
Beet greens: Ehhhh… it was a texture thing
Two outta three ain’t bad!