Sauteed red cabbage and celery plus vacuumed packed whole beets seasoned with garlic and coriander, steeped in an apple cider and Balsamic glaze with Black Garlic Sauce, tarragon and smoke! Serve alone as a side dish with lots of fresh cilantro garnish, or add a Turmeric Tofu Topping to make it more festive and protein enhanced! You decide!
A variation of Harvard beets, this version when combined with dried cherries and berries in a sauce of apple cider and ginger beer raises the status of this once traditional side dish to a necessary elegance! It not only completes the meal; it completes every other dish in the meal!
Whole pears poached in the oven in a walnut-maple syrup baste. Then pan-poached along with cubed beets by their own juices with a mix of fig and raspberry spreads and fresh lime. Served with a Vanilla Coconut Lime Sauce!
Cashews, walnuts and almonds processed with coconut milk, extra virgin olive and Champagne and Balsamic vinegars with smoky paprika, garlic, cinnamon and rosemary. Cooked, then blended till creamy. Serve hot over root vegetables as main dish or use cold as a salad dressing!
ROASTED BEETS AND GREENS IN CREAMY MUSTARD-MINCEMEAT SAUCE
Oven-roasted beets combined with fresh cooked collard greens and spinach along with caramelized onion and walnuts. Served in a casserole dish smothered in a rich sweet and sour mustard, mincemeat, garlic, rosemary and red grape cream sauce!
The next time the President of Russia and his wife visit the USA, the White House needs to serve them this special soup. The W.H. Chefs need to follow the directions precisely. The soup, not the meat, will be the star of this banquet! Steve made the first half then I made the second half–on Labor Day!
Sauteed cabbage, onion and mushroom mixed with roasted peppers in a stewed tomato broth with beets and potatoes. Seasoned with tarragon, thyme, Hungarian paprika and a hint of hickory smoke. Each bowl is drizzled with a White Zinfandel wine, topped with a dollop of Paprika Dill Soy Sour Cream with lemon zest. Served with hot pumpernickel rolls spread with Sharon’s Tofu Butter Spread!