beet chips and Joe and I both really loved them. We actually had these with hummus on a football Saturday, which I found a little unusual since game food is usually all cheesy, fatty goodness. But, honestly, these were easy and tasted so good! I think we ate a whole bunch of beets (like 4 or 5) in one sitting.
Next up came kale. Kale is a green and as such I figured it would probably taste about like a leaf (you all tasted them as kids, don't lie). I usually mix a few cups of spinach into our marinara sauce whenever we have spaghetti/lasagna/etc., so this time I substituted kale for the spinach and waited with trepidation. I am very devoted to my marinara and I was having visions of leafy-bitter, inedible sauce. But when our pasta was sauced and served, I was pleasantly surprised. The flavor of the kale wasn't overpowering at all. It paired really nicely with the acidity of the tomatoes and since its one of the sturdier greens, it held its shape in the sauce instead of melting away like spinach usually does.
Two for two. I call this success.
Stuffed Acorn Squash w/ Quinoa & Leeks
Now I have to get to the grocery store and pick me up some delicious winter veg!