School Lunches

School Lunches

DSC_0008This week’s lunch–lasagna with spinach, tofu ricotta, and roasted eggplant and tomato right out of my garden. Sauce is Paesana, thee best jar sauce.


DSC_0014Looking forward to lunch this week.

PicMonkey Collage.jpgI loved this past week’s beet cake so much that I tried another beet cake recipe for this week. This recipe had a fabulous beet-red batter but…

DSC_0037the cocoa took over in the oven. They came out looking like straight-up chocolate… and tasting straight-up chocolate. I guess I should have presumed this when the recipe stated several times that these beet cupcakes wouldn’t taste like beet–gosh, not that. But the texture was springy and the taste, delicious… just not beet delicious. It’s crazy because I left the skins on these beets. What a way to add some heavy duty fiber unsuspectedly.

DSC_0045I used the rest of the beet puree determined to get more beet flavor in my cupcakes. I winged a beet frosting that did the trick.

PicMonkey Collage2.jpgSexy pillar box beets, xo.