Thursday, January 3, 2013


I think that I'm starting to feel better since it seems all I can think about is food. I've been going through some of my recipes that look good and healthy. Here is one that you all might like. I hate those cold, pickled beets that come in jars. However, when I started having problems with my gallbladder, I read that beets are very good. So I decided to put together my own beet recipe. Try it; you just might like it.

Serves 2

  • 4 beets, roasted
  • 4 bunches beet greens
  • ½ sweet yellow onion, roughly chopped
  • 3 – 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar to taste
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • *Dash hot sauce (Optional)
  • *Sprouts (optional)
  • *Hollandaise sauce (Optional: Can make home made or buy packaged Hollandaise sauce.)

Cut greens off of the beets leaving about 1” of stem on the beet and scrub the beets.  Then chop stems and greens and set aside.  Toss beets in olive oil, salt and pepper.  Roast in 350° oven until done, about 45 minutes, or you can roast them on the grill.  After beets are done remove from oven, cool a little and cut off the root and stems, peel them, then cover and keep warm.  Chop right before plating.

In a skillet add olive oil and heat to med high heat.  Sauté onion and garlic in the olive oil until translucent.  Add beet stems and greens, Balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper and sauté until tender.  Add dash of hot sauce (optional). 

While greens are sautéing, poach 4 eggs.  I use a wok with about a teaspoon of white balsamic vinegar added to the water.  Remove eggs and drain on a paper towel. 


Arrange greens on plate; add chopped roasted beets on top of greens.  Top greens and beets with poached eggs. 


  • Can add sprouts on top of poached eggs.
  • Can top poached eggs with Hollandaise sauce
BEETS ARE GOOD FOR YOU!  Beets and their foliage are good sources of folate, manganese, potassium, fiber, vitamin C, iron, copper, phosphorus, and tryptophan. They have one of the highest sugar contents of all vegetables, but one cup of boiled beets only contains about 75 calories.  Betaine and betacyanin, both found in abundance in beets, proffer several health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activity. 

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