Saturday, April 28, 2012

2012.04.26 - Borscht, Tuna Salad, Chocolate Ricotta Mousse

K finally started her own food blog!  I was waiting for the perfect (able to prepare in advance) dish to make from it, and this vegetable borscht looked delicious.  And it was.

Vegetable Borscht

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?

1 comment:

  1. Yay, thanks for trying out the soup! :) Yeah chopping and grating vegetables for it is a quite the forearm workout for me too :) also +1 for making your own ricotta, I find it's still cheaper than buying it already made even though the cheese:liquid ratio is so low.