Saturday, February 13, 2010

Almost-vegan feast

Tonight's dinner, mostly using stuff from our CSA bag, was excellent, and easy to make:

- Roasted butternut squash
- Roasted beets
- Sauteed beet greens
- Mushroom couscous

It was mostly vegan just because of the little bit of butter we had on the squash. This is a version of a meal we've had many times before, but everything was just a little more delicious since it was all so fresh and organic. The beets were particularly exquisite: sweet, woody, earthy, gorgeous. I always thought fresh beets were too hard to prepare, but after reading that all that was required was to trim the greens, wash them, wrap individually in foil, and pop into a 400 degree oven for 45-90 mins (depending on the size of the beet), and then peel and eat, I was sold. I'm never going back to my old Trader Joe's pre-peeled beets from the refrigerated section again. Now those beets just seem sad.