Eats + Seattle VegFest 2010

Happy Thursday! Almost the weekend, how awesome is that!?

I started off with a much needed Green Monster

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Almond milk, 3 large handfuls of spinach, a kiwi, frozen peaches and flax meal. My go-to recipe is the best.

Then I started cleaning out my fridge and noticed a lovely bunch of beets that needed attention. I haven’t had roasted beets in such a long time so in the oven they went!

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Step one – wash and trim (leave peel on)

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Step 2 – Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper

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Step 3 – Wrap in foil and roast in a 375 degree oven for an hour

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They come out aromatic, soft and delicious. Let cool for a bit and peel. Eat as a side, in a salad or in soup. Beets are wonderful!

I made a simple salad with my beets:

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Spring mix, cucumber, beets, EVOO and salt & pepper.

I also had another wrap:

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Wraps are the best way to eat left over food that has been in the fridge for a while. Ingredients included: hummus, bean burger, broccoli, sweet potato, red onion, avocado, cilantro and hot sauce.

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So. Full. Now.

I gave J some frozen berries this morning for breakfast and he turned into a “clown”!

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Clowns really scare the crap out of me but he was pretty cute. =)

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Seattle’s VegFest is approaching soon and I am so excited to attend! It is being held on April 10th and 11th, and there are few seminars I would like to attend. Just look at the list of speakers AND cooking demonstrations. And plenty of samples. 😉

I am also excited to see Sarah Taylor both speaking and signing her book.

If you are planning on attending let me know – it would be a great time to have a blog meet up! How fun would that be!?

ztashaz

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16 Responses to Eats + Seattle VegFest 2010

  1. Hello Everyone!As you all know Vegfest is the largest vegetarian festival in the United States. At this annual healthy vegetarian food festival you can:Taste free food samples, over 500 different kinds to try;See cooking demonstrations by PCC Cooks chefs;Hear the latest information on nutrition from doctors and dietitians;Choose from a huge selection of books.And have you been wanting to get that Swarm Badge in Foursquare? Well, us too!We need at least 50 Foursquare users to check-in to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall on Saturday, April 10 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and another opportunity on Sunday, April 11 between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.!Schedule for PCC Cooks cooking demo stage at Vegfest 2010: http://bit.ly/cC8SXtSo get yourself registered on Foursquare and get ready to check-in for some Vegfest 2010 Foursquare flashmob fun!Please make sure you check-in to the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall venue!http://foursquare.com/venue/42050Hope to see you all there and please help us spread the word! Oh one last thing, please feel free to share your photos on the FB event page. Vegfest 2010: http://bit.ly/9ArcKs-Ricardo

  2. Jennifer says:

    Hello!This is Jennifer from Living Harvest Foods. We are actually giving away 5 free passes to Seattle's Vegfest 2010. If you are interested please contact us through our facebook page: facebook.com/LivingHarvestFoods

  3. I'll be at the VegFest for the first time – looking forward to it! : )

  4. So I'm actually going to be in town that weekend for a friends wedding, and I really want to go to the event. We'll have to touch base when it gets closer because I'd love to meet up!

  5. greensandjeans says:

    I usually chop beets up before roasting them, but your way looks great!

  6. Hey Tasha, I love beets too! I roasted some golden beets over the weekend along with carrots, turnips and onions. Yum! Love your idea of wrapping them in foil and peeling after.

  7. Christine says:

    I tried your Green Monster Smoothie recipe a few times this week…they were a hit with me and the children. Thanks! Your recipes have always been a do over kind of recipe!!! Please keep sharing them.

  8. I love beets, too. I eat 'em raw a lot. :-DYour smoothie looks and sounds delish! Love green smoothies. And I had hummus today, too!!Cute clown. 🙂

  9. Carbzilla says:

    I'm heading to VegFest on Sunday. I never have to work weekends but I have to work that Saturday (boo). Maybe we can meet up!I did give you an award on my blog but haven't had time to send out emails. Hope you enjoy!

  10. Cindy says:

    oh my gosh I've never baked beets. THANKS for the idea. I am going to go buy some now!and J with the berries on his face is THE BEST. I love letting my kids get messy with food. so much fun!have a great weekend!!!

  11. Amanda says:

    I just found your blog off of The Chic Life. I love it! I've never had beets but by just looking at those pictures I know I have to try them.Jordan is a cutie by the way!

  12. I've noticed that our sons have a lot of the same pajamas! 🙂

  13. The beet salad looks great, so does the wrap! I need to try your method of beet roasting, thanks!

  14. Ameena says:

    I had no idea that roasting beets was so easy. I always over pay for them at the grocery store but I am going to give your method a try! Thanks for the great info and the delicious looking pictures!!

  15. Heather, you will love roasted beets! They taste to sweet!

  16. thanks so much for the beet recipe! i have 3 that i need to figure out something with, but i'm scared that i won't like them! hopefully tonight i can figure that out 🙂

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