Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I was cooking for a sick friend recently who got a hankering for beets. So I cooked up a bunch -- I love beets too -- and served them various way. Suddenly it was as though the universe (aka my friends) started directing all things beets my way, so I decided to start collecting them here:

A beet/strawberry smoothie held together w/citrus and apple: http://elementalfitrecipes.blogspot.mx/2012/03/just-beet-it-smoothie.htm

Borscht with a difference (the difference is dill ;-)

8 benefits of eating beets -- there are some pretty compelling reasons here plus the explanation of why your pee turns pink:


BEET PUREE (this looks beautiful on the table)

3 to4 lbs beets
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups diced onions
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 tbs sugar
2tsp ground coriander
1 tsp salt

cook beets ;drain, skin, cut into 1 inch pieces.
melt butter in saucepan, cook onions, add everything else
process 'til smooth

New Basics via Bunny

My sister-in-law (a vegetarian) sent me this article about the importance of flushing our systems adequately to avoid breast cancer. Beets are a way to measure your mouth to toilet speed. http://www.care2.com/greenliving/stool-size-and-breast-cancer-risk.html