Happy Thursday bloggin’ bums 😉 !! How is everyone? I hope ya’ll are well – since it’s almost the weekend whoop whoop!
The sun is shinin’ here and it is pretty darn hot outside too (well it was at 8am ha) – counteractin’ the crazy busy morning I have had at work to say the least phew!
I wanted to tell each of you that I absolutely LOVED all the comments I got on last night’s post regarding how you each deal with changes to your schedule. It was so nice to hear your real answers and know that there are many peeps out there that are just like me! Even better that they are just a click away 🙂 This is why I just love the blog community – it’s absolutely wonderful as are all of you!
Onto today – which is crazy busy hectic but I’m squeezin’ in a quick lunchie post to regain some sanity here!
Well, as the saying goes, “twas deelish!”
On another note, I’ve decided that I need to begin a lil’ knowledge journey over the next few days. Here’s the deal, this lady is pretty in tune with the summer farmer’s market and think I know a good amount about those fruits & veggies — however my knowledge of fall fruits/veggies outside of apples and squashies sucks! Flat out.
Here’s the goal – for the next few days I am going to pick a diff fall fruit or veggie and:
- get up to speed on the nutritional qualities & other info related to said item
- read and learn 1 recipe that can be made with said item
- hopefully visit the farmer’s market and purchase some of said items
- incorporate said items into my menu over the next few days
I’m excited – I love food knowledge!!!
Day 1: BEETS!!!!
Beet vs. cookinfanatic:
- recent interaction includes only the roasted beet dish I ate at Comfort (local restaurant) a few weeks back which was uber-deelish
- prior to that, think daycare, age 5, from a can I am sure
Nutrition Profile (just to name a few, these guys are stacked!)
- excellent source of calcium, folate, potassium, vitamin C
- fibrous root aids in and eliminating constipation
- loaded with vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C
- higher content of iron compared to spinach (not high but of the finest quality making it an excellent food that is blood building rendering it highly effective in treating many ailments caused by our toxic environment)
- anti-cancer properties (inhibits formation of cancer-causing compounds and is protective against colon or stomach cancer.)
How in the heck to pick one out?
- Firm, smooth roots w/out splits
- small to medium sized taste best
- buy w/ greens still attached (usually freshest – can eat greens when young)
How to store?
- remove tops and refrigerate in plastic bags, for about a week or more
- Red Beet Risotto courtesy of Bella Eats (click meeee to seeee!)
Well, there you have it! I have seen these guys at the farmer’s market over the past few visits and maybe I am ready to make the purchase leap 😉 ????
See ya’ll for a dinner recap, we’re havin
- Coconut jasmine rice
- Spicy black beans
HAPPY THURSDAY 🙂