You can use any dark green for this dish; kale, beet greens, mangold or spinach. This is so quick with such deep flavor and color!
The bold colors of this dish match the bold flavors! I love the black against the ruby red with the white! If you can’t find black quinoa you can use black rice, or regular quinoa – it will taste almost the same just not be as bold in color!
stead of buying prepare roasted peppers from a jar, try this at home. It tastes worlds better, has no preservatives and can be added to almost anything to make it more delicious. Here are some ideas of what to add it to: Salads, sunny side up eggs, Roasting chicken with these and white wine, as a topping for seared or baked fish, in a sandwich, in a soup, in a tomato sauce to add flavor, to shakshuka….the options are endless but they add so much to each dish.
Carpaccio is an Italian word which means thinly sliced meat or fish for an appetizer. Today we are thinly slicing beets instead for this beautiful dairy vegetarian dish.
Koftas are meatballs with spices and onions that are most popular in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is important to buy a fattier meat (whether it is lamb or beef) so they don’t get dried out in the oven. They will create a lot of liquid which is delicious and can be serve on top of rice, or dipped into with bread. I like to serve these with grilled bread and tachina but you can eat them on their own, with pasta, last minute into a tomato based soup, or with tomato sauce.