Beet and Goat Cheese Thyme Pasta
Serves 3-4 | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes
2 medium beets, peeled and halved
1/2 medium cooking onion, diced (~ 3/4 cups)
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon avocado oil
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1/2 cup soft goat cheese, herb variety
1/2 package of Kaslo Sourdough Pasta Spaghetti
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Peel and steam beets until soft (approximately 20 minutes).*
2. Dice onion and mince garlic. Add the oil in a sauce pan and saute onion,garlic and 5-10 sprigs of thyme on medium heat until onions are translucent.
3. Add milk and 1/4 cup of goat cheese to the onion mixture. Reserve the remaining 1/2 cup of goat cheese for serving. Add salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes.
4. Meanwhile, boil a pot of water with a scant of salt. Add Kaslo Sourdough spaghetti and cook to desired firmness (8-10 minutes).
5. Remove sprigs of thyme from the saucepan and discard. Pour the onion and milk mixture and peeled beets into a high speed blender and blend until smooth.
6. Drain the pasta. Combine the beet sauce with the pasta and sprinkle the remaining crumbled goat cheese on top.
Created by: Renee Altman, RHN from Verity Nutrition
Renee was raised in small town Kaslo in the West Kootenays. After graduating, she pursued a health and lifestyle path by enrolling in the Human Kinetics program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in Kelowna. While attending university, she found her passion not only to be fitness, but also nutrition. In 2012, Renee attended the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Nanaimo, where she specialized in holistic nutrition. She then returned to the Okanagan where she now resides. Renée’s strong belief in healthy practices such as fitness, nutrition, and emotional well-being fit well with the principles of holistic nutrition.
Renee’s method is to ditch the diet and switch to a lifestyle where incorporating nourishing food everyday will have you feeling empowered and revitalized. Her plan will have you forgetting about trendy diets that leave you feeling hungry, irritable, and tired, and instead incorporating natural, alive, and good quality whole foods.