Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Beet Salad!

I love the color of beets and the delicious flavor that they bring to the table! I made a quick salad with roasted beets (that I roasted a day ahead, cut up and kept in the fridge overnight).
I roasted my beet in aluminum foil at 350 degrees for about 45-60 mins or until fork tender.
You can peel them if you like or just cut up into bite size pieces.
I tossed my beets with about 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 Tsbp olive oil, 1 tsp dried or fresh oregano, little sea salt & pepper to taste and 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion. I let that mixture marinate for at least 20-30 minutes at room temperature and then just pile on to of mixed greens, arugula or whatever type of lettuce you prefer! MMMM! You could even add some goat cheese or blue cheese as well!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Delicious Blueberry scones!

I love these breakfast treats! They are the perfect accompaniment to your Saturday/Sunday morning breakfast or even to grab on the go with some coffee or tea before work! Full of nutrients and flavor from the antioxidant packed blueberries and of course spelt flour!

Makes about 12 scones.

2 cups spelt flour

1/3 cup organic sugar

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Sift flour, sugar, sea salt, baking powder together in a large bowl. Cut butter into mixture and mix together with fingers or fork until crumbs form. (hands are more fun of course!)

Whisk the buttermilk and egg together in a small bowl. Slowly add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture and fold together gently. Do not overwork the mixture or it won't be light and fluffy which is what we want!! Roll the blueberries in flour before adding to the batter so they do not stick and burn on the bottom of the sheet pan while baking. Fold blueberries carefully into the mixture. Drop by the Tbsp full on to a baking/cookie sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes or until slightly browned and done in the center. Enjoy your delicious, healthy creation!