Sunday, February 27, 2011

Grated Beets Russian Style

I don't think I have ever met anyone that likes beets, except for me and some family. I love beets and eat them often. I found this recipe a few years ago and it is so easy and good. Beets are also considered a super food so just because of that you should give them a try! It must be a culture thing because in Australia for example, they have diced beets at Subway as an option to add to your sandwich - I was in heaven! Come to think of it these grated beets would be great in a sandwich too, I am going to have to try it.

2 TBSP butter
4 cups coarsely chopped beets (about 2 large beets)
2 TBSP lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup water
1 TBSP flour
1/2 cup sour cream

1. Heat the butter in an 8-inch skillet
2. Add the betts, lemon juice, salt, pepper and water
3. Cover and cook over low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally
4. Sprinkle the flour over the beets, do not stir.
5. Cover and cook an additional 5 minutes
6. Serve with a dollop of sour cream

Servings 4

Friday, February 4, 2011

Happy Friday!!!

On Monday I will have more recipes, not sure about the menu yet but it will be good Super Bowl food. It won't be healthy and I can't wait, I am dying to be bad!!! So for now I am posting a few more images....

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Pico De Gallo (Fresh Salsa)

This is a very healthy tomato based sauce. It is also very versatile - you can eat it as a dip for chips, add to soups, serve over chicken or meat dishes. I thought it was going to be a lot harder to eat healthy but I have discovered many new and delicious recipes. I am going to use the Pico de Gallo as the 'sauce' over some chicken enchiladas, if it comes out good I will post later this week.

2 large tomatoes, seeded and finely diced
1/2 cup red onion, finely diced
1 TBSP jalapeño, finely chopped
juice of 1 lime
1/3 cup cilantro, finely chopped
1/4 cup water
salt & pepper to taste

1. Mix everything in a bowl
2. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator at least 1 hour

Makes 2 cups