19 August 2013

Rainbows on our plates


Rainbow carrots were a mystery basket ingredient in a recent episode of the Food Network's Chopped.  Shortly afterward, on our weekly grocery hunt-down at Whole Foods, we discovered these colorful beauties in the produce section.  How could we resist?  (But true, when peeled they look both more jewel-like and somewhat worm-like.  But their taste was more of the former.)



They went into a delicious beef stew, but next time we might just braise or roast them so that we can appreciate their color longer.

But my current favorite ingredient is quinoa, the wonder seed!

Any recent grocery store discoveries for you?