New Beet Greens Creation


I thought I’d try something new with my beet greens this time, and this is what I came up with.

Tomato, Ham and Beet Greens Penne Pasta
500g Penne Pasta
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 onion sliced
6 thick slices of ham, cut into small portions (can use bacon)
Beetroot greens (about 5 cups full), cut into 1 inch sections
Basil leaves (about 1/2 cup), torn
1 tin tomatoes
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese

Cook pasta as per packet instructions.

Heat oil in large pan. Cook onion, garlic, ham and pepper for about 3 minutes. Add beetroot greens, basil, tomatoes and cook for another 3 minutes, until beet greens have wilted. Stir through cooked pasta. Serve with parmesan cheese on top.

Easy, healthy, yummy 🙂

Lovely Beets, No Waste


Just picked some beautiful beets ready for my not so beautiful cooking skills (I cook with love but I’m still having plenty of less-than-successful dishes).

Beetroot salad


Roast beetroot, peeled and chopped

Baby spinach and rocket


Low fat fetta

Olive oil and red wine vinegar dressing

Served with some lamb chops and boiled potatoes. Yum!

Risotto with beet greens


Chopped leeks – sautéed until tender

Add 2 cups Arborio rice

Stir in 1/4 cup white wine

Add 3 cups chopped beet greens

Add 5 cups of chicken broth 1/2 a cup at a time, stirring in between each move in candy crush saga (or whatever you’re doing to entertain yourself for the next 25 mins)

Stir in 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, some black pepper and some lemon juice

Don’t tell your partner they’re eating beet greens or that it’s a vegetarian dish – just let them eat away in ignorant bliss 🙂