Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

Yesterday I cooked something I’ve never cooked before.  In fact out of all the vegetables, it was 1 of 3 I steered clear of : Radishes, Cauliflower (which I now love) and Beets. I was shopping for dinner and I came across the beets only this time they were spiralized.  How can you resist spiral veggies?  I went for it and threw them in my cart besides, they were only $2 so it wouldn’t be too much of a waste if I hated them.
I got home with literally no direction for cooking these beets.  I tasted a piece…. blaaah just as I remembered not so tasty.  Should I make a beet salad, cook them, throw them out?  I decided to roast them and drizzle them with balsamic reduction based on a recipe I found.
I had to get a little creative with the rest of dinner.  I cooked some corn on the cob and cut the kernels off (something I’ve been dying to do).  Then I added the corn (about 1.5 cups) to a pan of sauteed onions and got a nice char on them.  Next I added some diced red pepper and let it cook.  Then I added shrimp and minced garlic.  I added about 2 Tbsp of chopped cilantro and lastly two handfuls of baby spinach leaves. Once that cooked down I added in the roasted beets.  I splashed a little more balsamic reduction over the plate and voila! I had created a new meal. My husband thoroughly enjoyed it as did I, beets and all.
Here’s a picture of the finished product.

I beat my fear of beets!

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