I had a tough time this year thinking of things I wanted for my birthday. I was REALLY pregnant and couldn’t care less about the things I would normally have asked for ( clothes and beauty products) After many suggestions and a great deal of thought I finally decided on a share of vegetables from a local organic farm. I know that to some people that may sound boring but I love it!! Each week I get a bunch of beautiful seasonal vegetables delivered to my house! On that note I sometimes get a bunch of stuff that I have no idea what it is, this is what gives me the push I need to be creative with my recipes and try new things, rather than making the same meals every week. Last week I got a lot of carrots and beets….they sat and sat and sat until I finally decided to do something with them before they went bad. This is what I came up with.
Peel the beets
Chop the beets
Peel the carrots
Chop the carrots
Get together the spices
Measure out and pour the oil and vinegar
Mix together everything but the Vinegar
Spread out in a single layer on a baking sheet. Now roast at 350 for about 40 min making sure to flip the beets and carrots at the half way time. When they have finished baking toss with vinegar.
Serve over quinoa and your choice of greens ( I used baby Kale and spinach ) now top with goat cheese and a little drizzle of your fave vinaigrette!
- 2 cups chopped beets
- 2 cups chopped carrots
- 1tsp black pepper
- 1tsp olive oil
- 2tbl balsamic vinegar
- 1tbl thyme ( fresh or dried )
- 1tsp salt