De Ma Cuisine



February 2013



So, I Guess I Like Beets – Episode 54

Written by , Posted in A Cooking Show with Rachel O, Abundant Harvest Organics, This Week's Feast, Thoughts


I am coo-coo for roasted veggies. Seriously, I just love them. I have yet to find one that I don’t like, and probably prefer, roasted… Maybe radicchio… if I remember correctly that didn’t turn out so well for me. Ok, so all but radicchio have been happy successes.

With that taken care of, let’s talk about beets. Sometimes, I’ll admit, I have a hard time handling the… earthiness of them. Buuut, if cooked properly, I sure do enjoy them.

So I made Beet Chips. Boom, done, roasted.

I put them on a salad. I ate my helping of the salad, and then I picked all the rest of them out of the bowl of leftovers and ate those too. Along with all the bacon. What?! I don’t like soggy bacon.




Bacon. It is one of my favorite of all the foods in all the world. But not just any bacon. I’m a super bacon snob (does that sentence sound like I’m saying that I’m a SUPER bacon snob?). If I’m gonna eat it, it’s gotta be crispy crispy crispy, and so tasty.


There are lots of really great things about this salad. I could go on and on and on and on and… But, I’ll just mention a few goodies: pistachios (lean protein, vitamin A, folic acid), apples (vitamin A), oranges (vitamin C, folic acid, calcium), and greens (vitamin A, calcium, potassium)*.

I turned to The Flavor Bible, once again, to help with the creation of this dish. I use this book ALL THE TIME! It’s amazing, seriously. (And, sneak peak alert! There maybe, possible, I think pretty for sure, will be a giveaway of this book happening here, reeeally soon. Maybe. Who knows. You’ll have to wait and see.)

Mache and Citrus Salad

Last modified on 2013-02-06 22:17:55 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Mache and Citrus Salad

Recipe Type: Salad, Main, Vegetables, Meat, Fruit, Nuts, Easy, Roasting, Greens
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 2-4
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 1/2 C mache
  • 1 1/2 C beet greens
  • 4 large navel oranges, peeled and chopped
  • 1 apple, chopped (toss with orange juice so they don’t turn brown)
  • 1/4 C feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 C pistachios, chopped
  • Beet Chips
  • Buttermilk Dressing
  1. Cook bacon. Remove from pan and drain on a paper towel. Cool, then crumble.
  2. Top greens with oranges, apples, feta, bacon, pistachios, and beet chips. Toss with dressing.

This recipe was inspired by a salad my friend, Christy, told me about. 🙂

Beet Chips

Last modified on 2013-02-06 21:04:11 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Beet Chips

Recipe Type: Appetizer, Lunch, Side, Snack, Roasting
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 2
  • 2-4 small beets, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 t olive oil
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375F. Toss beets with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Lay on a baking sheet and bake for 10-13 minutes, or until beets are slightly crispy and tender.
  2. Remove from oven and cool.


Buttermilk Dressing

Last modified on 2013-02-06 21:03:12 GMT. 0 comments. Top.

Buttermilk Dressing

Recipe Type: Condiment
Author: Rachel Oberg – De Ma Cuisine
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • pinch t salt
  • pinch t pepper
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 t dijon
  • 1 T white vinegar
  • 1/2 C milk (or 1/2 C buttermilk and omit vinegar)
  • 1/2 T honey
  1. Pour vinegar into a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to 1/2 C line. Stir and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk in lemon juice, salt, pepper, dijon, and honey. Stream in olive oil, whisking as you do.


Here are some menu planning ideas using the contents of this week’s AHO box!

Happy Eating!

Last modified on GMT. 0 comments. Top.

This episode is sponsored by: Abundant Harvest Organics, Bari Olive Oil Company, Waterfall Creative, Molly Jenson.

*Nutritional information is from Nutrition Almanac, by Lavon J. Dunne.


  1. Christy Durrance

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *