I get a horrid feeling any time I am faced with throwing away food. So, when my first lot of beet kvass was well-fermented and I decanted it, I just couldn’t consider throwing away the beets. Instead, I roasted them with some mushrooms, onions and courgettes.
And I am so glad I did! Talk about delicious. The kvass mix also had garlic, black pepper, coriander, cumin and caraway seeds. Those went in to the roasting dish with it. Their smell – along with that of the fermented beet – filled my little kitchen with an aroma that was totally new to me. .
I topped it with ricotta. And I topped the ricotta with black pepper, some zested lemon and a generous drizzle of olive oil.
Zero-waste tasting amazing.
What I had in the fridge: Left-over roast chicken, left-over kale, half a packet of mushrooms and a red onion. What I did: Lightly fried some garlic and capers in olive oil, before adding thyme (try this, the smell will floor you, so beautiful). I then chopped the onion and mushrooms and added them. When they were golden, I shredded the chicken and popped that in too, stirring well. Whilst that was happening, I cooked some millet in chicken stock made from the same chicken. We ate it drizzled with lots of extra olive oil 🙂