Beets

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    Dec 09, 2010 2:44 AM GMT
    I was watching Dr. Oz the other day and he and went on talking about how great beets are. Especially for men's health. He got me sold on it so yesterday I bought a bunch.

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    This is the first time I had beets so I didn't know how to eat it. I just ended up slicing it up and eating it raw. It actually took some time to eat but I did it along with my chicken breast. I of course began eating a 400 gram beat about 10 minutes before before my chicken breast was done cooking and about 10 minutes after I finished eating it.

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    It was a slow process but it wasn't really that bad. Do any of you have any tips on how to eat a beet?
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    Dec 09, 2010 6:21 AM GMT
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  • camfer

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    Dec 09, 2010 6:28 AM GMT
    chop the tops off, and cook the tops as you would kale or chard.

    wash the roots, roast at 375 until soft, cool, peel, and eat warm or cold.
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    Dec 09, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    YOU ATE A RAW BEET??? oh my lord I can't imagine that was pleasant. They're delicious cooked though.

    You can roast them in the oven with some water in the bottom of the pan, or you can cook them on the stovetop, boiling.
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    Dec 09, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    http://allrecipes.com//Recipes/everyday-cooking/seasonal/winter/beets/Main.aspx
  • EricLA

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    Dec 09, 2010 7:25 AM GMT
    I think I've always had them to eat served cold, but they were first boiled then the roots sliced. Careful about their juice, it can stain clothing. But they taste great as a side dish or in salads.
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    Dec 09, 2010 7:29 AM GMT
    I usually enjoy them cut up and raw in salads.
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    Dec 09, 2010 7:30 AM GMT
    slice them thin like potato crips put on a greased cookie sheet then put olive oil, slat, pepper, garlic salt and a cook on broil till they start to crisp
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    Dec 09, 2010 2:46 PM GMT
    nenslow saidYOU ATE A RAW BEET???

    Yes I actually ate it raw. It really wasn't that bad at all. Just took a while to eat.

    Thanks for tips guys! I will try some of them out next time. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 09, 2010 2:58 PM GMT
    Yuck !
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    Dec 09, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    I usually eat them raw, as the nutrients in beets degrade quickly with heat. Grated raw, they are easy to prepare and digest. I like to make a salad with grated beets and chunks of grapefruit.
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 09, 2010 3:05 PM GMT
    Boiled and chopped up with a little bit of feta and a balsamic vinaigrette. icon_cool.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 09, 2010 3:06 PM GMT
    Beets are one of the 5 things I absolutely will NOT eat -- the other 4 are Lima Beans, Green peas, Liver, and Capers -- yuck yuck YUCK! icon_eek.gif
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    Dec 09, 2010 3:09 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidBeets are one of the 5 things I absolutely will NOT eat -- the other 4 are Lima Beans, Green peas, Liver, and Capers -- yuck yuck YUCK! icon_eek.gif


    All of those items taste great if prepared properly and if they are FRESH.

    Anyway, here are some recipes from Eating Well.
    http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes_menus/recipe_slideshows/our_best_beet_recipes
  • DCEric

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    Dec 09, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidBeets are one of the 5 things I absolutely will NOT eat -- the other 4 are Lima Beans, Green peas, Liver, and Capers -- yuck yuck YUCK! icon_eek.gif


    I'm with you on lima and can sympathize with the liver (hey, if it isn't your culture, it probably does taste disgusting). Green peas, capers and beets are all good by me.
  • lalalayouhoho

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    Dec 09, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    you should try pickling them, YUM.

    i love beets, except for the day after, looks like i'm having a GI bleed.
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    Dec 09, 2010 3:17 PM GMT
    lalalayouhoho saidyou should try pickling them, YUM.

    i love beets, except for the day after, looks like i'm having a GI bleed.


    YES I discovered that this morning. icon_neutral.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Dec 09, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    lalalayouhoho saidyou should try pickling them, YUM.

    i love beets, except for the day after, looks like i'm having a GI bleed.



    Uh, thank you for sharing, LaLa icon_eek.gif