Saturday, January 2, 2010

How I Like My Beets, & What I 8 Today

I often post on Twitter - and copy to Facebook as well - What I 8 Today. Figured as long as I'm posting any way, I may as well write it here too. I have tonsillitis or strep throat or something going on, so I only wanted soft things to swallow, preferably cold. So I started with SF jello. Later I had some beets, and in the evening more SF jello, but whipped some cream to eat with it. I ate the whole can of beets, 22gN just for those, but not many more than that for the whole day.

Now about the beets. I buy them in a can that only contains water & salt with them. First I drain the juice into a saucepan, then I add a couple Tbsp of white vinegar and a couple Tbsp of xylitol. To that I add a Tbsp of butter with about 1/2 tsp of xanthan gum mashed into it. I bring it to a boil, stirring all the while; when it is thickened and boiling I add back the beets with just the tiniest pinch of cinnamon, lower the heat to medium low, cover, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes (or until I remember I have something on the stove!).

I love my beets this way, they pick up the flavors from the sauce quite well, although the sauce itself is too rich to eat...but it needs to be, to flavor the beets.

I had a Dreamfield's jones goin' on today too, but already had plenty of carbs with the beets; tomorrow's carbs will come from the pasta....mmmm....

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