Friday, August 8

Sweet Potato and Beet Galette with Gorgonzola Cheese and Thyme

I made the mistake of clicking on a few HuffPo Parents articles the last few weeks and engaged in some discussions on their Facebook page. Now my entire Facebook feed is filled with pro breast feeding articles, working mom vs. stay at home mom, snarky parenting memes.... and a crap ton of "I Have Sex With My Husband Every Day" articles. 
I tend to gravitate towards the comment threads on those types of articles because sometimes they can be quite entertaining, other times they leave me feeling astounded at the asshats in the world. . Especially anything that has to do with marriage.  I recently read this article, and I have to say I agree with the writer all the way. Does that mean I think everyone should have sex 7 days a week? Of course not. However I think it's a HUGE part of marriage and it plays a big roll in staying happy and healthy together. I guess I will never understand why when one person says "Hey I'm happy and I feel great about my relationship and this is why..." people have to become negative nellies and tear you down.  If someone says they want to have sex with their spouse seven days a week, I say.... Power to you!  Perhaps if you were having more of it, you'd be less of negative grump all the time. 
Though we may not have sex every single day, the husband and I defiantly keep things fun and steamy. One of those things is very vanilla... and just a simple old at home date night. No phones, tv, work, and most importantly no kids (we put them to bed early!) Over the years it's become increasingly hard to get out and unwind just the two of us. So I started making it a point to make special chaos free at home dates  for us. What better way to sit down for a date with my handsome husband than a home cooked meal made just for us.  


Galettes are great and an easy yet impressive way to serve up dinner or dessert. This particular one consists of just a few basic ingredients and is packed with so much flavor.
Sweet Potato and Beet Galette with Gorgonzola Cheese and Thyme

Ingredients:
1 single pie crust 
1 large sweet potato, washed, peeled and sliced thin
3 medium beets, washed, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese
2 tbs olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1 tbs fresh thyme(additional for garnish optional) 
Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350.

Roll crust out into a circle that is about 1/8 of an inch thick. Arrange sliced beets and sweet potatoes in a circle, leaving 1 inch of crust to crimp. 
Fold and crimp access dough over the edges. Brush the entire galette with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, fresh thyme, and Gorgonzola cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. 
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16 comments:

  1. AH this sounds soo yummy!! I love sweet potatoes and beats...and gorgonzola. Ok, I just love it all!

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  2. Hahhaha OMG I saw that same HP article about the sex everyday thing..haha I wish I had the energy..haha

    As for this recipe...I cant get over how gorgeous it is!! I love sweet potatoes and beets...lovely!!

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  3. Sounds delicious. I love savory galettes. Can't wait to try your version!

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  4. That looks awesome! Love the use of sweet potato, my favorite :) Pinned

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  5. This is gorgeous, I can even see serving it on Thanksgiving!

    Ha, I very much agree with your perspective on keeping a happy marriage:-)

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  6. My husband sent me the link to that sexy times article with a big "wink wink". Then I laughed and told him I was too tired for sex. Just kidding! I agree with you - we should all put effort into our relationships and what works for some won't work for others but that sure as hell doesn't mean we should tear down other people. I'm like a moth to a flame with the comment sections. Sometimes I'll nod in agreement with some comments while others make me wish that a meteor will come and destroy the planet because humanity is hopeless. ANYHOO, enough rambling. I love that you and your Hubs make date night a priority and this rustic galette looks delicious! Sweet potatoes and beets is a fabulous combo.

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  7. Yum!!! How did I miss this delicious recipe? I have to make this before Summer is over! As for the rest of your post, well...I think date nights and sex are good in moderation. Anybody who has it daily well - they must not have kids!

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  8. Do you think this would work with puff pastry? They don't sell ready made pie crust in my country!
    Thanks

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    1. I don't use ready made pie crust. I would use homemade if you can...... as for puff pastry you can, though bake time will be different.

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  9. Using raw sweet potato and beet slices, do they cook enough in the crust so they are not crunchy or too al dente?

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    1. The do cook through, 30 minutes and they are sliced thin. They do have a bit of a bite to them, and are not mushy. I prefer them this way. However if you like them soft, use a mandolin to slice thin and they will cook quicker and be quite soft.

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  10. I completely agree with you that sex is a really important part of a happy, healthy marriage. I also think that embracing a bit of silliness and being polite are also important. And you know what else? Awesome food to share! ;) This galette certainly qualifies. Galettes are non-fussy, but also much sexier than your average pie.

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  11. Could you please share a link to the crust recipe? Thanks!

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  12. This looks absolutely amazing!! I must make this asap. Wow!!

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  13. Any idea for a gluten free crust and a different cheese?

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