Monday, May 16, 2011

Rock it to the Beet

 

Tonight Parrish had a pretty late soccer game, and so we planned to have supper “on our own”. And while we did go to the grocery store today, I sort of blanked and didn’t end up making my own arrangements.

So after looking through my GHM recipes…and drooling over this cheesecake recipe…I decided to get my booty off the couch and cook those beets!

My new food for April! Recap February and March!

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Not the prettiest beets in the bunch! Actually,

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They were quite ugly. Elephant Skin!!! But don’t judge a book by it’s cover!

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I started by peeling the beets

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and then chopping them in to bite size chunks.

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You WILL get dirty purpley.

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And you know, while my beets were definitely ugly on the outside, they were quite pretty on the inside!

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Here’s lookin’ at you!

Once chopped, I tossed the bits of beets with olive oil, garlic salt, and oregano. Spread on to a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for ~30-40 minutes.

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Divine!

I LOVE beets!! Who knew?!

Once they were in my bowl, I drizzled them with creamed balsamic (balsamic, honey, olive oil) – about 2 teaspoons.

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Beets, welcome to the family! Sweet, savory, and not the least bit “earthy”.

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Thank you guys so much for your input on GHM facebook on new workout songs! Since I received so many great ideas, I thought I would share my Top Five Faves that are always in rotation:

1. Florence + The Machine – Kiss with a Fist

2. Jay Z – On to the Next One

3. Ellie Goulding – Starry Eyed

4. 3OH!3- Starstrukk (feat. Katy Perry)

5. Britney Spears – Hold it Against Me