Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Vegetables, Beautiful Vegetables

May 19-25 is National Vegetarian Month in the UK and Abby of Eat the Right Stuff wants us all to join in the fun with her Vegetables, Beautiful Vegetables even. How could I refuse?

Okay, those of you who know me, do know that I'm a card carrying member of the Carnivore Club. That said, even I have at least one vegetarian meal every week. Stop's a start!

My choice...Mushrooms, Herbs & Baby Beet Green Pasta...

First, because it's delicious - earthy, chewy mushrooms (chewiness factor is critical to a carnivore), fresh thyme (whatever your favorite herb or any variation brings the pasta to life), and baby beet greens are awesome! I bought some at the farmer's market, last week and really wanted to make sure I used them before they went bad. They just give a hint of beets and a tiny, cute bit of fuchsia stain to the pasta.

Second...because it's easy...even for a sicky like me. The "sauce" is quickly sauteed while the pasta is cooking. No excuses for not eating a really healthful meal (is that too many negatives in a sentence?...hmm)'s also another pasta dish so perfect for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

So all you carnivores out there...I challenge you to join in the Vegetables, Beautiful Vegetables Event.


Anonymous said...

oh ruth, ms carnivore, you made me laugh!

thanks for joining vegetables, beautiful vegetables - and with such a fabulous dish!

Anonymous said...

Yay Ruth! Fabulous veggie option (and one I can try!). Looks delicious. And once a week is great (better for your arteries than "0" a week, right?) :)

test it comm said...

That pasta looks good. I am going to have to try using beet greens.

A.C. said...

I am so afraid of buying beets... I just don't know what to do with them... I just got a recipe for beet risottos from my friend Mimi, maybe i will have to use this recipe to put the greens to use :)

Ruth Daniels said...

Corinne I made this dish with baby beet greens...the actual beets are still tiny roots,and then you don't have to be scared. The larger ones do fine too and simple roasted tasty.

As for the rest of you...beet greens are a lovely option to spinach, or any other green and add a sweeter flavor.

Hmmmmm, could I handle another veggie dish in one week?

Thanks all for dropping by.

Sarah R said...

I'm drooling over that pasta of yours, Ruth! Tonight is actually going to be the second time for me to see Narnia, I saw it last Sunday with my sister and dad. I'm seeing Indy this weekend too!! Here's hoping we both enjoy it!

And as always, thanks for PPN!