There is only one beet in this soup (and I only got through about 3/4 of a large one grating before my arms gave out), so it is definitely light on "borscht" and heavy on vegetables. Everyone at the table preferred it that way -- not too beety. The chunks of potato are a nice contrast and all the flavors work well together. A great soup!
I served it with some whole wheat pitas and toasted challah bread. B & D brought this crazy-sounding coconut cheese that was really good and R brought a smoked cheese that actually listed smoke as an ingredient. How do they make that??
Tuscan Tuna-and-Bean Sandwiches
I've made this before. A nice lemony, mayo-less tuna salad.
Chocolate Ricotta Mousse
I am never happy with the quality of ricotta cheese that I buy. It always seems grainy. When I made my own ricotta, it was not grainy. This dessert tasted like chocolate pudding and was really good, but the slight grainy-ness did bother me. Dare I make my own ricotta just to make this dessert?