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I think I got white beets in my veggie box today and I have no idea what to do with them. I don't like regular beets, but am certainly willing to give these a try! I was thinking roasted would be a good way to go since I enjoy most things roasted, but wanted to ask for suggestions if anyone has any.

I also got rainbow chard, another veggie I've never had nor cooked. I started getting this box because I wanted to challenge myself to try new things, but I absolutely SUCK at being creative and putting things together without a recipe.

All the things I got in case anyone has a suggestion that would include these:

leeks
butternut squash
rainbow chard
white beets
potatoes
carrots
broccoli
apples

I also have an excess of lemons.

As much as I love to cook you'd think I would get better at improvising, but I'm just not. Attempts in the past result in wasted food so I have to use recipes or at least a general idea of what to do.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
i'm sure my e-daughter will chime in once she sees this, but i would take the leeks, squash, beets, carrots and potatoes and make a roasted veggie dish with balsamic vinegar.
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My alcohol induced state recommends slicing the lemons across the sections so they look like wheels with spokes, freeze in a single layer on cookie tins and then transfer into ziplock freezer bags and you'll have lemon for whatever you desire: mixed drinks, tea, lemonade, fish or ham toppings, etc. The rest I have no idea about in my nearly intoxicated state.
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They're not white, just Chioggia, probably, aka candy-striped. They often end up more white than anything.
Just use them like regular beets. Like golden beets, they're a bit milder.
Imma pretend I didn't read that bit about beets.
Roast them and make a great salad. My suggestion would be a main course salad with potatoes, eggs, salmon, pickled shallots, etc.


There's no such thing as too many lemons.

I'll get back to the other stuff later.

Last edited by Saria; 12-20-2012 at 09:09 PM.
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The beets (maybe they're not beets?) are solid white. Like these cuties:



I think making one mixed pan of roasted veggies would be good. All together it's probably enough to fill one half sheet pan once I get it all diced. Mmmm, salmon.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
It'd be cool if there were a recipe site that let you enter all the ingredients you have and then returned a list of recipes you could make with them. Like WebMD does with symptoms, well, kinda.

I guess you could do that with most recipe sites already...
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It'd be cool if there were a recipe site that let you enter all the ingredients you have and then returned a list of recipes you could make with them. Like WebMD does with symptoms, well, kinda.

I guess you could do that with most recipe sites already...
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I have it pinned on pintrest I will dig it up..
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^ There is an app for that (insert laughter). It's called Big Oven. Sometimes it gives great suggestions, sometimes it doesn't.

I got it because you can snap a pic of recipes, like a recipe card, and they will transcribe and store it for you, and also not share it with all if you request. It has many different recipes added by different people, and some add tweaking recommendations.

It is nice when you are at a loss of what to do with what you have. Even if you do not follow what they suggest, it gives you ideas.
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http://www.myfridgefood.com

Doesn't have the greatest list, it's very general (IE. "vegetables") but I haven't played with it much slim not sure if you can list a specific ingredient.
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Cool thanks guys!!
No MAS.

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But I live in California!!!!



Either way, they're getting roasted. This is the first time my veggie box didn't come with a paper saying what's what. I'm emailing them.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
PS When I googled white beets that's the picture that comes up.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
I like those turnips seared in a pan and hit with a little sugar at the end to caramelize. They cook fast.

They're also nice grilled.
Great pickled, too.

I would make a really nice winter vegetable stew with some wine then top with either puff pastry or potato biscuits.

The chard I'd braise with bacon and tomatoes and finish with sherry vinegar.
Or throw it in a bean soup.

I still have to go back and look at what else you have.
This turnip recipe is the bomb
Japanese Turnips with Miso Recipe at Epicurious.com

sometimes I use the greens sometimes I don't

I would do pretty much the same thing with the chard as Saria says.
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