Luckily, I had already bookmarked a few recipes that call for beets, including the Fitnessista's carrot beet and bean burgers. And as luck would have it, the CSA share also came with carrots, and I had some cannellini beans in the cupboard. It's pretty much magical when I already have all of the ingredients for a recipe on hand. Is this what it feels like to be Martha Stewart?!
I followed the recipe pretty closely, but I used ground oats instead of chickpea flour, and I omitted the mustard powder because I didn't have any. Okay, so I guess I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand. There go my illusions of being like Martha Stewart.
But that's okay, they turned out really, really well. I was actually surprised by how much I liked them. I wasn't sure if I'd be a huge fan of the beet flavor, but they were delicious. However, I cannot recommend trying to dehydrate beets. I thought I could make some veggie "chips" with some of the leftover beets - BAD idea. Ick, I still shudder to think of that raw beet taste. Blech.
I actually ate one of the beet burgers on top of a bed of acorn squash.
Pretty darn tasty. And colorful! Just think of all the antioxidants.
I also put one of the beet burgers on top of my salad and took it to school one day. When I got my lunch out, one of my friends asked if I had a cookie on my salad, haha. Not quite... :)
Are you guys getting ready for Halloween? I didn't dress up the past two years (tragic, I know) but this year I've got two costumes planned out - a southern belle and "bad" Sandy from Grease. I've actually worn both of these costumes before, but I think it was 8th grade when I was the southern belle, so that barely counts, right?
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Song of the day:
"If I Didn't Know Better" by Sam Palladio & Clare Bowen. This song if from the new show Nashville - has anyone been watching it? I'm a big fan of Connie Britton (from Friday Night Lights - pretty much the best show ever), and so far I'm liking Nashville a lot. I pretty much can't resist a show that incorporates a lot of great music! This song is so pretty, and how about that crazy chemistry between the actors?? Sigh.