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Thursday, November 18, 2010

March to a Different Beet: Food Idea

Recently in the grocery store, I saw bunches of huge beets and they begged me to take them home. So naturally, I acquiesced.  I couldn't help it - and in fact, my verbal enthusiasm seemed to encourage a beautifully pregnant mommy-to-be to pick up a bunch and drop them into her cart! (the store should pay me some kind of royalty).

Roasted beets must be one of the easiest things to do (or not do, as the case may be) and the way they smell indicates to me that there is an overload of vitamins stored up in those little balls!

Slice off the greens - you can wash and slice them up and they're very delicious in a salad - and wash the beets. Dry them off and wrap each one well in tinfoil and place on a baking sheet. Bake the beets on 350 degrees for about an hour and 20 minutes. Carefully open the foil packets and let cool. With a knife, carefully peel back the skins and toss them.  Slice the beets and serve with crumbled soft goat cheese and a ripe tomato.  Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle crushed sea salt on top and lightly drizzle some balsamic vinegar as a final touch.

The result is wonderful and so very healthy. You feel terrific about eating them - and really, beets are an incredible food!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Meredith..this recipe sounds delicious! Do you have any ideas for a good christmas eve brunch menu?? First time I am hosting one for my family and want to it ti be really nice.