Thursday, May 21, 2009

Just Beet It!


Your thinking, it’s “beat” not “beet”… but how wrong you are. I am seriously talking about “beet(s).” Have you had any lately? I’m sure the last memory you have of beets, is from when you were 6 and your parent or guardian was forcing them down your throat.

But now is the time to replace that un-fond memory, and to do that I suggest you find the nearest Mixt Greens, Trader Joe’s, or Whole Foods and buy yourself some grilled red beets. Not only do they taste delicious, but they are great for you.

According to, beets are an excellent source of the B vitamin, folate, and a very good source of manganese and potassium. Beets are also a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus.

If you are too chicken to just try them alone, I suggest you get a salad that has grilled red beets, goat cheese, and candied walnuts paired with balsamic vinaigrette. Delicious.

Now, Just Beet It!

P.S. I was recently also reintroduced to Brussels sprouts by my friend Av (blog: Although I’m not addicted to them like I am to beets, it’s another blast from the past that I suggest you try… yum.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Cookied to Perfection

Source: Food Librarian
Although I am not a regular Daily Candy reader, mostly because I live in SF now, and my subscription is still for LA (I know I’m too lazy to change it), I do get tempted to read it every now and again… especially when the subject is related to edibles that are sweet (a.k.a. desserts), or spas (yes I have a soft spot for being pampered, who doesn’t?).

Anyways, this morning, to my surprise/delight, as I was browsing through my email, I found a Daily Candy email with the subject: “Cookied to Perfection” (article pictured on the left). And since I am smart, I knew it was about cookies (please refer above to why I felt compelled to open).

And when I opened... there it was, a picture of animal crackers covered in white and pink frosting. Yum-miiiiieee! Remember these? Your mom use to pack a couple in a non-zip-lock bag (also known as a sandwich bag) for you to take with your lunch (okay well my mom did). Apparently, they fell off the map for a period of time (approximately 6 months), I had no idea!!! But have no fear, they are back in production and will be available at your local supermarket, grocery store, Walgreens, etc., soon (or maybe now). Enjoy!

Falling off the map: If you want to read about the history of how Mother’s Cookies randomly shut down one day, and then was bought out by Kelloggs’s please go here: