It's hard to love food as much as I do and not weigh a kazillion pounds, believe me. But I've been trying. And since the farmer's market opened I've been trying extra hard, since I always get seduced by the pretty pretty colors and end up buying lots of produce, which I then need to find a way to use.
In my usual no-middle-ground way, I've decided that the solution is to make dinners consisting entirely of vegetables.
Let us start with that old bugbear: beets.
Now, I know a lot of people don't like beets, and I have to admit, the canned ones taste like evil. But fresh, small ones, roasted up, chilled and dressed and seasoned just right? Those are another thing entirely.