This is a super simple recipe for roasted beets. This is the technique I use for almost all roasted veggies. Sesame oil is always optional but can be added for some extra depth. It really gives a nice smoky flavor if you use toasted sesame oil.
Simple Roasted Veggies: Beets
- 4 large beets
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- salt & pepper (1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper to taste?)
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 2 teaspoons dried basil OR a handfull of fresh basil
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Mix together the olive oil, (optional) sesame oil, salt and pepper, and sesame seeds.
- Chop the beets in approximately 1-inch cubes and toss them in the olive oil mixture.
- Bake on an oiled baking sheet (I like to use foil for easy cleanup) for 35 minutes or until tender.
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to continue the meal of the day theme, i’m doing my first what i ate wednesday.
breakfast was oatmeal + fruit (melon and grapefruit) + cinnamon from my work cafeteria. i’d say it’s a good 1 cup of oatmeal (cooked) and another cup of fruit. i get this most mornings if i don’t have yogurt + fruit.
for lunch i brought yogurt + banana, and baby carrots + halal dip (the dip that comes with street meat – if you’ve never had it, oh my gosh you are missing out – the best one is on 53rd and 6th ave).
i planned on supplementing this with some kind of snack, and this is what i got…
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A while ago I challenged myself to stop eating salads so often. So I did. I haven’t eaten a salad for a meal since lunch on August 6th. (It was a Tuna Nicoise salad from Macaron, by the way.) Salads are great, but they don’t do so well with my stomach so even though I am the salad girl, I knew I had to take a break.
So what do people eat when they aren’t eating salads?
My first guess was sandwiches. Here are some of the fun combos I have made (or bought). My favorite is at the end.
This sandwich has Steamed Beets (my dad’s), Tofurky, mayo (lots), mustard (lots), and lettuce. The bread is some whole-grain oat nut thing I got at Whole Foods.
This one is a “Peking Style Zen Duck Wrap” (vegetarian) from Zen Palate. It was decent. It was much better dipped in my brother’s dish’s peanut sauce. It had fake duck, lettuce, carrots, and a spinach tortilla.
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