Golden Beet, Avocado & Citrus Salad

Golden Beet, Avocado & Citrus Salad

Spring is right around the corner and I can hardly wait for the fresh produce ahead!  But right now citrus fruit is still readily available at the markets ands so are delicious golden and red beets. So I decided to create a salad with both of these ingredients which really work well together. Ripe creamy avocado adds a nice contrast to the tangy citrus and the feta cheese gives it a nice salty taste. Tossed in with fresh bitter greens, basil, pomegranate seeds & pistachios and dressed with a tangy orange vinaigrette, this…
Pasta with Rapini, Chickpeas & a Poached Eggs

Pasta with Rapini, Chickpeas & a Poached Eggs

Rapini, or Broccoli Rabe (same thing) is a healthy and delicious cruciferous vegetable. You can eat the stem, buds and leaves. It does have a kind of pungent, bitter taste which  doesn't bother me - in fact I kind of like that about it!  But you can remove some of the bitterness by blanching it for a few minutes in boiling salted water before preparing this dish. The pasta, parmesan and egg does help to mellow out the bitterness as well. This is a simple dish to assemble for a healthy vegetarian one-dish…