This season we invite you to go for gold! Yes…gold is in! But not just in sparkly bling and table top accents. The healthiest whole food packed with antioxidants is gold.
Beets are one of our healthiest foods. Betalains (the purple and golden pigments giving beets their amazing rich colors) are antioxidants —anti-inflammatory awesomeness that support detoxification helping our bodies be “healthy”.
So, we invite you to incorporate organic beets into your diet this season. Here’s a recipe using whole beets—roots and its’ greens—for an easy, healthy and delicious way to eat beets! This method is so simple and brings out earthy sweetness in this root vegetable. So go for gold—golden beets that is—and enjoy one of our healthiest whole foods!
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Wishing you all the best. Happy Cooking!
Devorah & Karmel
Remove leaves from the beet root by chopping the stems & greens away from beet. Rinse leaves washing away any dirt.
Chop beet greens and stems to 1/2 inch pieces—set aside.
Wash beet root removing any excess dirt from skin.
Place whole beets in small pot and fill with water just covering tops of beets with water.
Over medium high heat bring water to a boil. Reduce heat allowing beets to simmer for 15 minutes.
While beets are simmering, add olive oil and garlic to a medium frying pan over medium heat.
Add beet greens to pan sauteing for 3-5 minutes just till greens turn richly green and slightly wilted. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
When beets are done boiling, drain hot water from pot and fill pot with ice cold water. This makes it very easy to peel skin off beets.
After freshly cooked beets have sat in cold water for 1 minute, use your finger-tips and gently rub the beet skin, it should easily come off the beet leaving you with a beautifully cooked beet that retained a ton of nutrients.
Scoop sauteed beet greens into serving dish, slice beets and place them atop greens.
Serve as main dish or as a healthy side. Enjoy!
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