Saturday, April 07, 2012

Just beet it.

I love beets. Have you ever eaten roasted beets with a nice, stinky bleu cheese? *heaven*

Anyway, researchers have found that beets boosted the efficiency of the body's oxygen use for climbers in the Alps.

Beets also are great anti-oxidants and lower cholesterol, among other comely attributes.

I love beets. I would never touch them until I tried one about 10 years ago or so and found what I'd been missing. Someone told me they think beets taste like dirt. Yeah-- good dirt! I've heard people say the same about cilantro/coriander. I can't imagine a diet bereft of cilantro-- how dull? There's something wonderful about a leaf of cilantro floating in a bowl of Madras soup. Yum.


Jeffro said...

Or enchiladas w/o cilantro? Perish the thought!!!

Jennifer said...

I have beets growing in my garden this year!

phlegmfatale said...

Jeffro - I got some cilantro for inclusion in a green salad today for an extra spike of flavor. YUM

Jennifer - *ENVY!*

Thud said...

Pickled with scouse (Irish stew) our national dish.