I think it goes without saying that this is not how I expected my first Inauguration living in DC would go. Actually its about as far as I could have expected. I truly I wish we all could experience all the hope and excitement an Inauguration has to offer but instead I, like many people I know living in DC plan on hibernating on Friday, and everyone else is leaving town.
My guess is that instead of waking up early to get a spot on the parade route, I’ll be in the kitchen trying to forget what’s happening outside.
If you are coming into DC for the Women’s March on Saturday, Pineapple DC, a community for women in food that seeks to connect the good food movement with the foodie movement to create a better food systems, and Cherry Bombe Magazine have put together some pretty perfect food suggestions! Proud to say I have been to half of the suggestions!
Sweet Potato and Beet Galette
Something sweet, something crunchy, and something creamy all in a flaky whole wheat crust.
- 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter chilled, cut into cubes
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 sweet potato
- 3 small beets
- 2 tbsp crumbled goat cheese
In a large bowl, add both flours, butter, and greek yogurt. Use a fork or a pastry cutter to combine ingredients.
Add the water to the bowl and continue to combine.
Place the dough on plastic wrap and wrap tightly, place in refrigerate for an hour or overnight.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
After an hour, take out the dough, flour your surface, roll out until 1/2 inch thick.
Carefully transfer dough to baking sheet.
Thinly slice the sweet potato and beets.
Arrange the sweet potato and beets in a circle.
Fold up the sides of the sides of the dough, pressing the edges together lightly.
Sprinkle the goat cheese and place rosemary.
Bake in the over for 35-40 minutes.