Good Things Come in Threes
They say good things come in threes, and in this case we couldn't agree more. We liked these veggie based dishes so much, we couldn’t pick which one to feature so we figured we’d go with all three. Though they’re new to our long list of recipes, we have plenty of other vegetarian options to choose from. I guess you could say these are the flavor of the week.
Beets take a lot of flak. People complain about the bad childhood memories, the long cook times, and the mess they make of your hands. Well this is our answer to that (except for the mess, you’ll need soap and water to clean that up.) Chopping the beets into small pieces keeps the cook time short, while the buttery skillet gives them a crispy surface. Paired with creamy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts, and you’ve got the best of all worlds.
Full disclosure, we were skeptical about this one. We really were. The cauliflower steak didn’t disappoint though. When cooked properly it’s firm enough to stay on your fork, but soft enough that it’s a delight to bite. The beauty of it lies in its simplicity. With a 1” cut all you need to do is cook it for 5-6 minutes per side with some herbs and butter. Sounds familiar. Pair it with the sweet potato frites and you’ll realize you created the Brooklyn Beckham of steak and potatoes - you’ll always love the original, but the new one is definitely made for the future.
Is kale still a thing? Try this recipe and you’ll be embarrassed you even asked that question. The kale may be half baked, but that doesn’t mean the recipe is. As a matter of fact, that’s exactly what you want. With a little heat and less time, you get a kale salad with a little crunch. Contrast the hot with the cold (plum and mozzarella) and add a little extra bite with the pine nuts, and you’ll have a new favorite salad.
Rules are made to be broken, and though we aren’t taking credit for breaking these rules, we won’t judge if you do. Your friends and colleagues will be impressed with your ingenuity, that is, until they find them for themselves. Maybe don’t procrastinate this time.