All posts tagged: beetroot

Beetroot + Potato Rosti

This recipe might only be suitable if you’re almost exactly the same kind of cook as me. I cook mostly for myself, have no qualms about how long something might take but frequently find myself cutting corners just to see if I can get away with it. The corner I cut here might upset people who cook properly. I can’t be bothered to drain the potatoes. I simply do not have the energy or kitchen towel backstock to rinse and moisture-squeeze and dry adequately. The moisture-squeezing is, I understand, essential for optimum crispiness. However, I’ll take a sort-of-crispy rosti over all that effort so early in the morning any day. Here, all you need to do is mix together grated root veg and fry it very, very slowly. Making it low maintenance provided you don’t mind hanging around near the kitchen for an hour. I work in the same room as I cook, so to me this is the perfect working from home breakfast. Some of you may not, therefore it might be less than …

Little Liv’s Superfood Salad

My little sister is home from college for the Easter Holidays and wanted to get involved in metabolism boosters week, so she knocked up this Superfood Salad. What you see before you may seem to be an unusual combination of flavours, but each has its own health benefit and it makes for a very tasty lunch or snacking platter. 1/2 Avocado – boosts the metabolism by protecting the energy-producing part of cells according to Elle. Handful Blueberries – full of great antioxidants, which your body can use to clear free radicals. Handful Walnuts – These contain around seven grams of protein per ounce, making them the best choice for boosting the metabolism says Daniel Bartlett at Huffington Post. 1 Peeled Beetroot – Not a specified metabolism booster, but a certified superfood due to its ability to cleanse and aid digestion. 2 tbsps Pomegranate Seeds – Rich with vitamin A, B and C, all metabolism boosters. 2 Slivers of Cheddar – Cheese is never going to be a health food *sigh* but, calcium is a diet essential. Few Squares Dark Chocolate – Don’t …