Honey Roasted Beet Panna Cotta with Lemon Mousse
I’ve never been a fan of beets in all my adult life. I love their vibrant red color but I’m sorry they are just not delicious, at least in the ways I’ve tried. It wasn’t until I had honey roasted beet in a kale salad at a local vegan coffee shop a few weeks ago that my mind started changing. I did not gag which was a first and I actually enjoyed it. That got me thinking that maybe what I was missing was roasting them in a sweet syrup. As you can imagine, that’s how they ended up in this panna cotta! A sweet way to enjoy your veggies and get a natural pink dessert.
This honey roasted beet panna cotta was my creation in support of KitchenAid’s Cook for the Cure and think PINK campaign. In partnership with Susan G. Komen for the 14th year, KitchenAid is supporting the fight against breast cancer. We all know how close to home breast cancer hits. It touches so many of our lives and women we love which is why efforts to find a cure and support families going through this are extremely important.
Through the Cook for the Cure® program, people with a passion for cooking (and baking!) are given an opportunity to support this meaningful cause. The program raises funds (over $10 millions in 14 years!) and awareness for the fight against breast cancer in different ways from pink products and celebrity chef auctions to home-based fundraising events. Isn’t that wonderful? Find out more HERE on how you can help make a difference.
One way KItchenAid is raising awareness for breast cancer is through the power of pink and KitchenAid’s pink collection. This year, KitchenAid is adding this new pink dolka dot ceramic mixer bowl to the collection. Here’s an exciting sneak peek of it since it will be available in late summer/early September on KitchenAid.com.
I love making panna cotta as they really are the simplest, creamy and delicious cupped no-bake dessert I’ve made in a long time. While thinking of a pink themed dessert to make with my ceramic bowl, the vibrant pink color of pureed roasted beets came to mind and was just perfect! You can eat your veggies and still enjoy a creamy decadent dessert…tell me that’s not a great idea?
Now, let’s all make some pink food and THINK PINK in support of the fight against breast cancer. Panna Cotta adapted from Bon Appetit
For Lemon Mousse
For Panna Cotta
To make Lemon Curd and Mousse:
For Beets Panna Cotta,
Panna Cotta adapted from Bon Appetit