BEETS

beets

Beets are good for you, they are an excellent source of many vitamins and minerals such as dietary fiber, manganese, iron, vitamin B folate, and phosphorus. According to Foodlife.com, there are Eight Healthy Reasons to Eat Beets.  The eight reasons are as follows:  1.  weight loss; 2.  brain and energy boost; 3.  nature’s viagra; 4. super antioxidant; 5. anti-inflammatory benefits; 6. cancer prevention; 7. cell detoxification and cleansing and 8. improved mental health.  Read the article, you will be amazed at the health benefits of eating beets, so amazed I think you will be eating some beets this week.

PICKLED BEETS

8 small beets, 1 large red onion, 1 cup wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons salt, 3/4 cup sugar, 1 1/4 cup water, 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1 tablespoon olive oil.

Brine: In a large heavy pot add the vinegar, salt, sugar, water, mustard, thyme and olive oil. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, stir until the sugar dissolves, continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from the stove, set aside.

With a vegetable brush clean the beets, cut off the stems. Dump the beets and the stems into a pot, cover with water, bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to a simmer cover the pot and cook for 15-minutes or until the beets are fork tender. Remove from the stove drain and allow to cool. When the beets cool peel off the skin using your fingers or a knife.  Slice (1/2 inch thick) dump the beets into the cooled brine.  This is a great tasty snack.

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