Perhaps I am an oddity in this ever evolving world but I like things that … well, others simply EW. That includes things like sauerkraut, liver, and the like.
One of the things I remember stealing as a kid from my g-ma as she cooked were boiled beets. No salt, no pepper, just a beet and pop it in the mouth.
Now, living in America with all the amenities and luxuries she doesn’t cook much. And let’s face it, beets don’t exactly make a star appearance on the Food Network Channel. So I decided to venture out into the world of the great wide web to see if I can find something new and interesting that included the good ole beet. And I found it!
I have yet to try this but the ingredients sound simply amazing and oh-so-good for ya. And as a mom-to-bee I am, after all, growing a bean inside me too. By the way, did you know they are amazing for an expecting mother? It just keeps getting better and better, so give the beat a chance.
(found on simplyrecipes.com)
Have you tried this? Any tips? Please share below. I look forward to chatting with you foodies.
What’s so Good About Beets?
Well aside from being delicious (I swear it!) there are a ton of benefits from vitamis to a good cleanse. Here are some more:
- Not that I need it but they say that beets are natures viagra because they contain lots of boron that helps in productions of human sex hormones.
- They have a ton of vitamins and minerals like A, B, C and folic acid. Beets are particularly beneficial to women whom are pregnant, as the vitamin B and iron are very beneficial to new growth cells during pregnancy and replenishing iron in the woman’s body.
- Beets help prevent cancer by detecting and removing abnormal cells before they become cancerous. The phytonutrients–proanthocyanidins–that gives beets their rich purplish-red hue has potent anti-cancer capabilities.
- They help lower blood pressure.
- Beets contain betaine that is found in some remedies for depression.
- They are great for anti inflammatory that help with the effects of aging and disease.
- They aid in purifying your blood.
- Beets help cleanse your liver.
Okay, now for a confession… I always loved beets but now I am IN love with them! So much goodness.
Okay, so it wasn’t quite as glamorous as the title would have you think. With that said, there is something about that seemingly inborn ability to cook a dinner and clean house in pure harmony.
Whats for dinner? Sauerkraut and Kielbasa
One of my favorite dishes of all time is a delicious dish that I remember my g-ma and mama making. Being from Russia, we tend to have a finesse of sorts for all things cabbage and pickled. What do you get from cabbage and pickled? Why sauerkraut, of course! Delighted in having found a kielbasa to boot, dinner was on! An apple, a few potatoes, an onion and garlic, along with a bottle of dark beer, some grainy mustard and pepper, in addition with garden grown thyme, and lets not forget the main ingredients: browned kielbasa and slightly rinsed sauerkraut… MMMMMMMMmmm!
It came out amazing and mouthwatering just like the smell that infused the entire house (less than desirable air freshener though). Didn’t mind if I DID have three (yes THREE) servings. Don’t worry I worked that off by sweeping, vacuuming, and washing all the floors in the house and, as always, making sure the kitchen shines.
Where’s the harmony?
The kitchen is clean and the rest of the cleaning is underway while dinner simmers away to a hearty perfection – harmony. What makes this so harmonious and beautiful is that by the time you’re done cleaning, so is dinner. And it doesn’t seem like as much work when everything seems to be happening at once. Oh, and it doesn’t hurt to know that after several helpings of dinner I just had to have burned off a majority of those calories. Now to eat some more and relax. Side note – still no weird cravings on my third month of pregnancy bliss.
If you’re curious about the calories and other nutritional info, I found a pretty close resemblance to my recipe on CalorieCount.com which gives it a grade A!
Kielbasa and Sauerkraut Medley – nutritional info and a recipe by CalorieCount.com, not mine.
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