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Beet Tartare

Beet “Tartare”

The flavour of roasted beetroot is enlivened with the addition of orange zest, always a good pairing with beets, and a little balsamic vinegar. It is suitable for most diets including Diabetic, Low Calorie and Vegan. Simple to prepare this recipe can be made in advance when entertaining or to store in your refrigerator, ensuring […]

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Beetroot and Pomegranate Soup

Beetroot and Pomegranate Soup

This Beetroot and Pomegranate Soup combines sweet and earthy flavours. It is suitable for the majority of diets, making it an attractive choice for a party menu. Dill and beetroot are a classic combination. The tang of the added pomegranate lightens the flavours; and yoghurt and/or walnuts add protein, making this soup a light meal. […]

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Beetroot Blinis

Beetroot Blinis

These blinis are tasty bites that can be served as a canapé or a snack; or, when larger, they are the basis of a light meal. With the vegetable content, they are a nourishing variation on a flour-based blini. The beetroot and tofu keeps them moist, adds protein and makes them suitable for vegan diets. […]

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Beetroot, Carrot and Pepper

A strikingly coloured, hot vegetable dish or cold salad that will brighten up your table. This is a combination of vegetables I first encountered at Bale Mountain Lodge in Ethiopia where it was served as a warm dish with a meat main course. I have subsequently made it as a salad on numerous occasions. Either […]

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Beetroot Feta Salad

This salad makes a light and visually bright meal. I came upon this recipe through the Australian chef, Jill Dupleix. It appealed to me because the beetroot is without vinegar, enabling the sweetness of the earthy vegetable to contrast with the salty feta. It is very quick to assemble particularly if you purchase pre-cooked beetroots […]

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Beetroot Potato and Egg

Beetroot, Egg and Potato Salad

Three favourites for a complete salad – eggs, potato and beetroot – may be enjoyed by Diabetic, Dairy Free and Low Calorie diets. These are Alastair’s favourite foods and make a ‘comfort’ meal when he returns from extended travels. As we all know: “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”! The combination […]

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Venison with Spiced Beetroot

Grilled game with star anise and orange-flavoured beetroot. Game meats are very low calorie and low fat despite their richness. They are often accompanied by root vegetables, the strong and sweet flavours complimenting each other. Here, beetroot marinated in star anise and orange juice provides an unusual and tasty combination. The venison is simply grilled […]

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Beetroot and Star Anise

Beetroot with Star Anise

Beetroot with sweet, spicy flavours. Beetroot rates high on my shopping list because, along with potatoes, it is Alastair’s ‘favourite’ vegetable. With their great colour and flavour, they regularly feature in most of our mixed salads. I enjoy exploring other options to prevent flavour and cooking boredom; here, I have added star anise and orange […]

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Beetroot Raita

A colourful accompaniment to curries and spicy dishes; or serve as a salad. ‘Raita’ is a word from the Indian sub-continent referring to a cooling accompaniment to spicy dishes. It is chopped or grated raw fruit or vegetables mixed with spices and yoghurt that help to enrich the flavours of a meal and sooth the […]

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