The Beet-Off was held at Yaara & Adriana's house near Oak and Broadway on the 19th of October. It was rainy and cold so being in their small, homey living room with wine & music was very cosy, although the awkwardly-shaped kitchen made it good that not many people needed to actually cook their dishes. This was a smaller cookoff, only nine people in attendance.
COMPETITORS AND ENTRIES
Geoff: "beet 3-way" beet nachos — a beet chip topped with beet & tomato salsa, beet chutney, and shredded coconut
Adriana: "b33t str33t manif3st0" spinach, roasted marinated beet & portobello mushroom in balsamic dressing with port sauce
Veronica: "oh my darling, you are sinful..." roasted beet, garlic, & cream cheese in a gluten free peppered pastry, topped with balsamic reduction
Jen: "bordello of beet" red velvet spelt & beet cupcakes with a blackberry centre, topped with cream cheese icing and a fresh blackberry
Emilie: "beet bolognese" beet & portobello mushroom pasta sauce over buckwheat pasta with lemon
Yaara: "real men eat pink hummus" beet & garlic hummus with golden and red beet chips
Marina: "come on baby, beet me!" gluten-free cupcake with beet purée and beet juice icing
Also in attendance were Jeff Z and Sarah. Geoff, a friend of Adriana's, and Emilie, a friend of Amanda's, both competed for the first time.
CATEGORIES AND WINNERS
overall favourite: Veronica
overall winner: Veronica
best name: (unscored category) Yaara