Sweet, salty, crunchy, and tangy: this simple beet salad with prosciutto, walnuts and feta cheese hits all the notes of a complete meal!
Tag: clean eating
I became a bit obsessed with these peppers a few years ago at the farmers’ market in downtown Des Moines. It was a fall day and I could smell them before I saw them … roasted poblanos. Not just roast-ed, roast-ing! This guy had a big metal cage filled with peppers, rotating over a flame. He had the warm peppers in plastic bags to take home. SOLD. The next year, they were in my garden.
A cold room, or “root cellar”, is an underground room (often found under a front porch) that is built to maintain a constant, cool temperature without allowing what’s inside to freeze. Jars of tomatoes, beans, salsa, sauerkraut, beets, pickles, jams and jellies, and fruit sauces, all ready and waiting.
Succotash is a hearty and affordable combination of primarily corn and beans (usually lima beans) with origins credited to early Native Americans. Regional and seasonal variations have developed with additions of peppers, tomatoes, and other vegetables. A little bacon or ham never hurt either!
Do you ever wonder what was going through the mind of the person who decided to make a sauce from fresh basil leaves? I guess I can see someone saying “you know? we keep tearing up these leaves and adding it to our pasta … and we always use garlic and Parmesan cheese … a good drizzle of olive oil never hurt”. But then … “Oh! and hey! let’s throw in some nuts!”
Hot Italian Roast Beef Sandwiches: I have made this so many times over the years, including once for an anniversary celebration for my mother-in-law and father-in-law. The leftovers are awesome, especially if you turn them into an Italian beef soup. It can be made in the oven as directed, simmered on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. The first two methods really improve the flavor and texture of the meat but the slow cooker provides all of its conveniences and a very tasty result.