Affordable Side Dishes— Root Vegetables
Is cauliflower the new white gold as it is depicted by the US media?
In Toronto, Ontario, Canada, cauliflower reached eight dollars a head. The Canadian dollar is sinking and the price of fruits and vegetables is increasing. We have to be more creative and think of alternative ways to make healthy and delicious kosher side dishes for dinner. We have to find affordable alternatives.
Who in their wildest dreams would have imagined such drastic price increases?
Lets not forget that the price of beef and chicken will follow the price increase of fruits and vegetables. This is the time for cost effective measures to be applied to the preparation of kosher cuisine.
As the cost of food increases, so does the cost of planning a kosher simcha ( weddings, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, engagement parties, anniversary dinners and birthday parties). Mitzuyan Kosher Catering has created new kosher food menus to address the issue of rising prices. They have embarked on an aggressive promotional campaign to battle increase in prices.
A wonderful alternative to expensive vegetables are root vegetables. Root vegetables include: beets, carrots, black radish, rutabaga, daikon, celery root (celeriac), onion, parsnip, potato, sweet potato, turnip and Jerusalem artichokes.
Root vegetables are usually ignored in the grocery store because they do not look pretty. Root vegetables are not as sexy as a bright red tomato because they are usually misshaped and dirty. However, they deserve a try, because they are in season, cheap, and prepared the right way are delicious.
Baked root vegetables consisting of potatoes, rutabagas, carrots, parsnip and sweet potato are a wonderful savoury combination.
There are various ways of preparing root vegetables. Here are some useful links you can follow:
Mitzuyan Kosher Catering tries to create kosher food menus which will satisfy your taste and your budget. Thier full catering service is able to provide you with cost saving alternatives to your kosher event planning.
Mitzuyan is a Toronto kosher catering company which tries to reduce the cost of kosher functions.