Today’s Ingredient(s) Mon. 10-15-2018

GOT THE GOODS

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Today’s Ingredient: beetology vacuumed packed whole beets

This is now my favorite way to buy beets. So easy. No peeling. They’re already cooked. Perfect texture. Use as you would any other beet form in any recipe calling for them. Slice, dice, shred.

PICKLED BEETS fat-free

You don’t have to go through the entire canning process to make pickled beets. Prep, cook, place in a jar and refrigerate to use as wanted. Here we add sweet onion strips and sweet red pepper. Then as we use the beets, we add other ingredients to the pickling jar, such as matchstick carrots and/or kidney beans (washed and drained). It makes a tasty salad by itself or as a side dish! 

Makes 6 cups






 

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RAISIN BEET CAKE

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RAISIN BEET CAKE

You won’t detect the beets like you would detect the carrots in a carrot cake. Made with San Pellegrino Blood Orange Soda. Definitely a keeper! 

Makes 8 inch double layer

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BEET JUICE

Beet juice is quickly becoming one of my favorite juices, and beets my favorite veggie to juice in my juicer machine.

Steve keeps reminding me to buy beets, so he’s feeling good about it too.

The yield is surprisingly high, given the hardness of the vegetable. It makes a lot of foam, but it’s good-tasting foam, thick and smooth. Wonderful.

I cut the ends off and discard. I know a lot of people juice the ends, but I don’t know what’s in those gnarly nubs, all those twisty crevices, what might be lurking. I also peel it.

I don’t peel carrots, but I don’t do those ends either, and I cut out any bad spots. The veggies that I juice are the ones I would use in a recipe, prepped the same way. I don’t want to juice stuff like the very end of the celery bunch – the end yes, but I thoroughly clean it first.

Brown, rotted leaves, no. If I wouldn’t eat it plain, I won’t juice it.






 

SAUTEED SPIRAL BEETS AND ONION

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SAUTEED SPIRAL BEETS AND ONION

Great side dish vegetable. Tastes like fatty game. Don’t ask. Just be assured there are no animal products, and enjoy!

Serves 2-4

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SWEET BEET TOMATO SAUCE

SWEET BEET TOMATO SAUCE

SWEET BEET TOMATO SAUCE

A sweet, smoky, light, tomato sauce! Perfect for fine pastas! The beets add beautiful texture and flavor dimensions, plus added nutritional benefit. Beets and tomatoes? You betcha’!

Makes 4-1/2 cups

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ROASTED BEET BURGERS

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ROASTED BEET BURGERS

Large roasted beets, cut into 1/2 inch steaks and served on a pumpernickel bun with veggie mayo, mustard, lettuce, Creamy Original Chao Cheese by Field Roast and Manicini Fried Peppers with Onion. A great way to enjoy a burger if you don’t eat animals and can’t find veggie replacement meats where you live. Made especially for you by me!

Making 1 burger at a time, from previously roasted beets

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