so, as you know, i LOVE roasting vegetables.  a simple olive oil, salt, and pepper coating before putting them in the oven usually does the trick, but sometimes i like to jazz it up a bit.  for my birthday dinner last wednesday, before we went to see the movie 50/50 (which was great) and had awful stale popcorn topped with (i don't think i have done this since highschool!) nasty artificial butter...bad decision!, i had roasted beets and turnips and mixed them with a fresh orange and red wine vinegar dressing, and topped them with toasted pistachios (thanks for the idea Mike Fountain).  

makes 2 servings.
5 small beets and 5 small turnips(or you can do all beets OR all turnips)
2 tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper
1 tbsp fresh orange juice
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp honey
1 ounce toasted pistachios

preheat oven to 375.  cut ends off beets and turnips and place on a sheet pan.  drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. coat all sides well using hands.  roast for 35-45 minutes until fork tender.  allow to cool.  remove skin if desired.  place in bowl.  whisk together juice, vinegar, and honey and pour over beets and turnips.  top with pistachios.  
i wish i had some goat cheese, that would have been awesome!



for my birthday, besides going to the movies, i really wanted to give blood.  i have always wanted to do it, and never got around to it.  sadly, i was turned away.  since i have been out of the country within the last year (Cozumel, which is a moderate risk area), i couldn't give at the time.  i  plan to go back in december. plus, it would be nice to know what blood type i am!!!  i think i am A something. 

i have got a super busy week ahead.  back to muffin making...in a new kitchen.  i thought i was almost to the very last step in starting my business, but hit a road block and am now pretty much back to square one.....it is very confusing and frustrating at times....i just want to bake you deliciously dense treats!!!  will keep you updated.

tonight, i am doing edamame and trout stuffed swiss chard leaves.  hope it is good so i can post!  have a great day!