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Dinner is fuschia... oops. - Frances Bea
Dinner is fuschia... oops.
This is one of the weirdest looking dishes I've made. The pasta is a really yummy thing made from black soybeans. The sauce is the weird thing. I had a bunch of sliced beets and cashew "cheese" left over from a recipe that didn't really work. The color is the result of the beets coloring the blended cashews. The "cheese" was very rich, so I tried to complement it and maybe tone it down a little with vegetables I had on hand: carrots, cabbage and white onions. I tried with the spices to make the whole thing taste like it was planned. The result tasted pretty good, and would have tasted better if I it weren't hot pink.

So, I guess the moral is that beets shouldn't necessarily be used in dishes otherwise pale in color. In a darker dish they imbue a deep red color that's a little pink and very appetizing. Against a white background they end up hot pink. This might be useful for creating food that will entertain young children, but is otherwise not a good idea.


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From: ivysaurclock Date: September 27th, 2006 01:01 am (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me of when I was young- we were pretty poor, so all we could afford to eat was rice and whatever meat was on special that week. My dad used to dye the rice blue to get me to eat it.

Alternatively; intestinal worms. :D
frances_bea From: frances_bea Date: September 27th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Intestinal worms, huh? I had already thought that the dish might be worked into some kind of halloween gross-out. The cashew "cheese" has a texture similar to ricotta. It tends to clump up in a way that looks vaguely like clotting. Ick.

Okay... I need to not think like this until there isn't any more left over in the fridge!
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