More beets

Last night I cooked up the beets from last week's CSA share. I made a huge salad of kale, and a beet the size of a baseball.

lol beets.

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Beeturia – the thricening

Yesterday spudart asked where the third beeturia post was. There wasn't one. There wasn't one planned.

Here it is.

Last night I cooked up the three beets I received last Thursday. I ate two and left the third for my roommate.

Last night's dinner was a salad with the following layers (starting at the bottom layer):

  • 1 sliced beet
  • Steamed beet greens and steamed kohlrabi greens (I do not like kohlrabi greens, I need to stop trying to eat these)
  • 1 tomato
  • Mozzarella
  • 1 sliced beet
  • Parmesan cheese, bacon bits, and pistachios

I took a picture (before the cheese/bacon/pistachios went on) because I thought it looked pretty:
Beet salad

By the time I was at the bottom of the bowl, the mozzarella that was left had been dyed a vibrant purple.

It was good.
The effect of two beets seems to be identical to the three I ate before.


Beeturia – part deux

As a follow up to yesterday's post –
apparently it takes about two days for me to fully process that amount of beets.

Just in case I'm risking some sort of "beet withdrawal" or something, tonight I'm frying up a pan of summer squash, garlic, basil, parsley, scallions and BEET GREENS.

Beets. Go figure.

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Beeturia? For reals?

So, since I'm not a big "beet eater" I didn't know this was a thing.
Beeturia [wikipedia link]

On a few occassions in my life I've eaten small amounts of beets. I like them, but no one in my family made them, and thus I've had no need to go out and purchase and cook my own. But, the joys of being a CSA member, I'm getting vegetables I have no idea what to do with.

Yesterday morning I cooked up the 3 beets that I had gotten the week before. Baked and peeled (what a mess), sliced (even more of a mess).. and then what?

I had three beets all sliced up and no plan for a dish. I started piling them into a bowl, and after a layer it came to me:
Some parmesan cheese, some ripped parsley and basil, another layer of beets, another layer of parmesan and herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil. Oh, and some bacon bits to top that all off.


So… yeah. I've come to the conclusion that my body doesn't break down the beet pigment at all. I'd go into more details here, but no, I'll just say that everything has been very… colorful.


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