Tuesday, 23 February 2010

For all you beet lovers out there

This one is actually pretty good. I didn't have honey or agave nectar, or anything nice like that, so I had to just use sugar, but it still turned out pretty good.....definitely wait till it cools cause it tastes completely different when cold.

Recipe : Beet Oat Squares
1 1/2 cup whole rolled oats
2 small beets
1/2 teaspoon baking powder(alum-free)
1/2 cup fruit juice
1 Organic egg(Vegan substitute : 1 teaspoon Ener-G Egg Replacer mixed with 2 tablespoon of water)
1/4 cup Agave nectar or Honey or other natural sweeteners
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon canola oil

Roast the beets as in the recipe.Peel and puree in a food processor.
Coarsely grind the oats in a food processor or grinder.Transfer in a large mixing bowl.Combine with baking powder and salt.
Whip the egg or the egg substitute with the beet puree ,Agave nectar,oil and fruit juice until well combined.Stir this beet mixture in the oat mixture.
Line the baking pan(8x8) with parchment paper or lightly spray with oil.Spread the mixture evenly on the prepared pan.Bake at 350F for 18-20 minutes until firm to touch.Let cool slightly,score and separate.Cool completely before storing in air tight container.Can store up to a month in a refrigerator.

For other really cool different ideas for recipes, I love this site (I already gave my mom heck for letting out the secret..hehe)

I am back up north in Fort McMurray for my last rotation. Not too sure how long I'll be up here, there's only 5 more wells and I'm up here till they are done. It's really tough coming back up here to -20's when it felt like a chilly summer day all week in Victoria...I'm totally on summer mode now.

Just finished a good interval workout on the trainer...OUCH!!!! I don't have my skiies up here anymore, so it'll be a lot of trainer time...oh well :)


Dave Shishkoff said...

Yay - vegan-friendly recipes! =)

Funny, i just came across this article on beet juice and sports performance:


I think you'd need to eat quite a few to get the same amount of juice, but i'm sure even a small portion ought to be helpful, eh?

Stay warm!

Tammy said...

Hey Mical
mmmm... those squares look yummy! Check out this chocolate beet cake: http://www.elanaspantry.com/purple-velvet-torte/
We had good luck in reducing the agave and subbing in some oj concentrate.