Candace Karu

Sweets 'n Beets: A Simple Garden Dish

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Plate of Sweet Potatoes and Beets

Let the rejoicing commence throughout the land. I have a new camera! So this post isn't as much about the food as it is about my first tentative steps using a big-girl camera, a new Canon EOS D60. For years I've had camera envy. I've followed blogs whose photographs inspired me to cook - and eventually photograph - better and more creatively, blogs like Creative Culinary, The Professional Palate, The Pioneer Woman, and the amazing food blogger/photographers at Gojee. And so many others.

So I took the plunge, knowing that the learning curve would be steep and treacherous and the technology daunting. Today's post is my very first foray into the world of DSLR photography.

As with many things I cook, this offering makes use of the food I had on hand and my desire to use it while it was at its freshest. This morning, a friend brought me beets straight from his garden. I am a huge fan of the humble beet and it's earthy, rich flavor. I am also a fan of the health benefits of this red, red root. The same goes for sweet potatoes, which are a staple in my kitchen.

This preparation couldn't be simpler, but it makes a delicious, healthy side dish or a satisfying main course for a vegetarian meal. Though you can make this with as few or as many vegetables as you want, I always make extra. The leftovers are amazing.

Follow the link below for the recipe.

Sweets 'n Beets