Eli’s Beloved Beets

I love this recipe especially because it turned Eli (seven-years-old at the time) into a beet lover.  At that time it was a minor miracle to find a vegetable that he got excited about!

2 large red beet
3 Tbsp olive or non-hydrogenated coconut oil
2 Tbsp liquid sweetener
4 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp sea salt.

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. Scrub the beet and peel off any especially rough bits/roots. Leave the skin on. Cut the beet into 1/4-in thick slices.

3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.

4. Place the beets on a baking tray and drizzle the glaze over the top. Bake for 40 minutes, until mostly soft (unless you like them a tad crunchy). Good either right out of the oven or cold, on their own or as a garnish for other dishes.

If you want to get really demonstrative with your beets, use a cookie cutter to cut the beets into hearts once they have been sliced but before they are roasted!

– The Rising Tide newsletter, February 2011

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