IIIIIIIIII know right? beets? beets are supa freaky. They are all this translucent purple jelly lookin' thingy....that I always wanted to gag when the lunch lady served it on my nicely divided plate in grade school. I don't think I could even ever bring myself to touch a beat let alone get close enough to smell it...or taste it.
But now I am reformed, and will eat a beet! Yes! Sam I am, I will eat a beet. I will eat in a box, and with a fox, and only if it is fresh. Don't try to pass one of those canned beets on me. But a fresh organic beet, roasted in some spices tastes really oh soooo nice.
This is all pretty new to me- a couple of weeks ago I went to my model/superhealthy friend's house (you can find her blog HERE, The Golden Natives) and she served me lunch. She asked, with a little mischievous twinkle in her eye if I liked beets. All I could say was--- yes I'm an ignorant foodie who has never had the guts to try them. She served them to me with the yummy kale salad mix from Costco and I was so proud of myself for being so dang healthy! AND so proud that I honestly liked beets. They tasted a lot like a carrot to me. To which she replies "yeah, they are a root vegetable, so they taste pretty similar."
So, naturally with all that pent up excitement I went out and made some of my own. I really liked how Sydney had made them, so I thought, since this is only my second time making them I would mix my carrot recipe with a similar glaze for her beets. All I really know is that she did a kind of a citrus glaze. So I did orange, lemon and because I always put a little honey (and butter) with my steaming carrots I did that here too.
Roast in oven, and they come out tender and perfectly delicious.
btw if you don't get the whole "beets by des" thing, it was a pretty clever idea by my husband. but I'll admit I had no idea who dre was...so check it out HERE
Citrus Glazed Carrots and Beets
- 1 bunch beets about 3-4 small
- 4-6 whole carrots
- Juice of 1 Lemon
- Juice of 1 Orange
- 2 TBS Honey
- 1 TBS Olive Oil
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- Cut off both ends of beets and peel.
- Peel and slice carrots.
- In separate bowl mix lemon, orange, honey, olive oil, salt and honey together.
- Place in baking pan, 9x13 pan and toss all ingredients together.
- Cover with foil and bake in oven 350 for 35-45 minutes or until fork tender