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    OMG, they are so delicious! My usual way of cooking beets is to cut off the tops and bottoms, leave them unpeeled and whole, boil them, and then slip them out of their peels. Chop them up, add salt/pepper/butter/vinegar or lemon juice, and devour. Yes, I love beets!


    But, last night I tried something completely different and now I'm at a whole new level of beet devotedness; I'm a beet addict.


    I peeled them while raw, chopped them into 1" pieces, put them in a baking dish, tossed them with salt/pepper/butter/balsamic vinegar, covered with tin foil, and roasted them for about 1.5 hours at 350F. OMG, they are so delicious! Okay, beets are awesome no matter what you do to them, but this put them on a whole new level. Please, try it, you'll be an addict, too.


    Health benefits of beets:

    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?t...dspice&dbid=49

    http://www.aimforherbs.com/remakingbeets.html

    http://www.associatedcontent.com/art...er.html?cat=51


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    Ummm I used to love them when I was a kid! Maybe I need to rediscover them..

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      Yummmm, like dark red candy. Too bad they&#39;re high in carbs, so you need to divulge judiciously, but they&#39;re certainly delicious and addictive. Hello, everyone, my name is Sharon and I&#39;m a beetaholic.

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        Well I don&#39;t mind carbs, so I can indulge in them. Besides, they have no fructose, according to nutritiondata. I&#39;m going to buy some this week.

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          Lucky you! Don&#39;t be alarmed at the red pee, it lasts a coupla days.

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            Oh please, I&#39;ve seen it enough as kid how I loved it..

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              And red poop!

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                I don&#39;t know about that o_o

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                  I love beets too. For Thxgin dinner I used yellow beets and put them in my stuffing. Yum, and no purple pee!

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                    Hm... Do you use them from the can? I have one sitting in my pantry but have yet to use &#39;em. I usually like them in salad, but tend to use them straight from the can ... Does boiling really make them better?

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                      Jess, you can roast them too with the skins on then peel when done. at 350 for 45min. Boiling is much faster. Just throw them in the pot, the skin just peels of very easily.

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                        My sister cans beets and I "inherit" a dozen jars every year. They are amazing. If you REALLY like beets...you can do a Primal Borscht recipe (beet soup). Just lose the potatoes if the recipe calls for them.

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                          I like steaming them - then the skins come off easy, slice and marinate & chill in fridge, place on top of sauteed beet greens or a little baby herb salad mix & sprinkle feta or chevre. I have that with roasted chicken almost everyday for lunch.

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                            @g2baker, I have no patience in roasting...anything. An hour?!? If I&#39;m hungry, it&#39;s getting eaten, cooked or not...! Are there even skins on the ones in the cans? Mine are already cut..

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                              Jess - I&#39;ll bet dollars to doughnuts there are no skins...eat them with a simple dressing...or try a borscht recipe....

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