Tag Archives: beet greens

Some Recent Meals

16 May

Quinoa and Greens Pie with Mashed Turnips and Beet Chips

Crumpets with Chamomile Creme Anglaise & Blueberries

Wine Braised Turnips and Kohlrabi with Salad and Sausage

Kale and White Bean Soup with Home Made Stock

Strawberry Morning Muffins

Mother's Day Lunch

Beet, Citrus and Avocado Salad

Radish, Mint and Cream Cheese Finger Sandwiches

Beet Green & Mushroom Quiche

Mac 'n' Cheese with Braised Collard Greens

Recipe: Beet Pizza

22 Apr

Obviously, I love pizza.  And I love beets, so why not combine the two?

Ingredients

  • 2 beets (one golden, one red) cooked and diced (you can bake the beets a few days before, like I did)
  • chiffonade of beet greens
  • shredded mozzarella cheese
  • crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 t fresh rosemary, chopped
  • local honey (from my mother-in-law’s neighbor in the Valley)
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • whole wheat pizza dough

Preheat your oven and stretch out your dough.  Top with the shredded mozzarella, then the beet greens, then the beets, then the feta, rosemary and shallots.  Drizzle a bit of honey over the whole thing (not too much) and pop into the oven.  So delicious!  Sweet, savory, salty, yum!

Recipe: 2 Lumps Please aka How Not to Cook with Green Garlic

29 Mar

I was getting over a bug last week and really craving comforting mashed potatoes.  We thought green garlic would be a great addition, but made a mistake: we didn’t cook it before adding it to the mashed potatoes.  The dish wasn’t inedible by any means and we ate up the mashers with abandon, but the green garlic did have a rough texture and not a huge amount of flavor.  Here’s the recipe I should have made.

Lump 1:  Ingredients for the mashers

  • 4 russet potatoes, scrubbed & cubed (leave the skins on)
  • 1/2 bulb of green garlic, chopped finely
  • some milk
  • some sour cream
  • some butter

Put the potatoes in a large pot, cover with cold water and bring to a boil.  Boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes, or until soft.  Meanwhile, put the green garlic, milk and butter in a saucepan.  Slowly bring to a simmer, and then turn off the heat, allowing the green garlic to infuse the milk/butter and soften in the heat.  Combine all ingredients to taste and mash with a potato masher.  Taste for S&P.

Lump 2: Ingredients for the Greens

  • 1 bunch chard, ribs removed and leaves sliced into 1-inch ribbons
  • greens from 4 beets, ribs removed and leaves sliced into 1-inch ribbons
  • the other half of the green garlic, finely chopped
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • red pepper flakes, to taste

Sauté the green garlic and a pinch of red pepper in some olive oil until softened.  Add the greens in batches and sauté until wilted.  Once the greens are cooked and most of the liquid has evaporated, squeeze lemon juice on greens and add more red pepper flakes, s&p to taste.

Recipe: Quite possibly the healthiest pizza in the world except for all the cream and cheese

4 Mar

Pizza night!  We had a lot of greens building up so I wilted a bunch of them and put them on top of pizza – that’s the healthy part.  The base of the pizza is mushrooms in cream sauce, not so healthy, but I think the greens make it OK.

Ingredients for the mushroom sauce

  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1 container of mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • some heavy cream
  • butter

Melt some butter in  a large saucepan and saute shallots until softened.  Add the mushrooms and some more butter and gently saute until the mushrooms give up their liquor and the water evaporates – but don’t get the mushrooms too brown.  Add some cream and heat until it bubbles, turn on the heat and set aside.

Ingredients for the greens

  • 1 bunch dandelion greens, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 bunch beet greens, cleaned and chopped
  • 2 bunches mustard greens, cleaned and chopped
  • 1 stalk green garlic, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped

Saute the garlic in some olive oil in a large pot until softened.  Add the greens in bunches, adding more as they wilt.  Add some S&P and red pepper flakes to taste.

To assemble the pizza

Stretch out the dough on a pan and spoon the creamy mushrooms over the dough.  Top with a light scattering of cheese, then top with the greens.  Top with a little more cheese and cook as directed.  Yum!