I have been feeling remiss that I have not written anything for more 4 weeks. But joy, it seems, is wordless.
Nevertheless, I HAVE been thinking about food.
Recently, while in Montreal, teaching and rehearsing all day, I lived on meals of beets and quinoa.
You will need a bunch of beets with greens attached, garlic, olive oil, some quinoa, pine nuts and roquefort cheese (you could use other blue cheese but I am sensitive to cow cheeses and Roquefort is a sheep cheese).
Boil or steam the beets whole.
While they are boiling, clean and chop up the greens into a manageable size. You may throw these into the boiling water to blanch them when the beetroots are done.
Cut up the beets into chunks.
Toss in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
Sauté the blanched beetgreens in olive oil and garlic.
Serve both root and greens with quinoa.
Top with pinenuts, toasted and the Roquefort, crumbled.
This meal screams out: dancer food!
But I like it.