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THE ABSOLUTE GREATEST.....

The GREATEST SCIENTIFIC and Philosophical discovery of the decade:

…was made the other evening in my kitchen (by me). No, I’m not going to tell you in one sentence, you LAZY, go for nothing, instant gratification twit! WAIT, WAIT…here it comes… two sentences, maybe three :

HOW….
DO…
YOU…
PREPARE…
RAW… (yes, uncooked)
BEETS… (no, no, no, keep reading!)
WINTER SQUASH, TURNIPS, CARROTS AND OTHER HARD VEGTABLE/ROOTS…
so that they are not like trying to bite into the side of a pumpkin (without steaming or boiling them to death)?

ANSWER: you peel them with a potato peeler (to get rid of the dirt, pesticides and general ugliness), and then you run them through a mandolin so they come out shredded.

This makes them easy to masticate (chew), AAA-nd…it makes them easy to be seasoned, mixed with others, and be wrapped by something else, like a piece of lettuce, or a collard green leaf.

WHY? --because it’s fast, and easy… and it’s good for you. DIDN”T YOUR MOTHER EVER TELL YOU TO EAT YOUR VEGETABLES?!
What?!
Okay, don’t then. It’s your body. I once had a roommate whose teeth rotted out his *!#@* head… ‘Vitamin deficiency’.

No, really. He was twenty-three, and his teeth were coming apart. ‘Trench-mouth’ they called it. It was because all he ate was junk.

And don’t forget the seasoning. Not just salt and pepper, or something sugary. And cream or cheeses are not spices. Christ…there’s a whole world out there, and they use spices. It makes things taste good. Food with flavor… Yeah, what a concept, eh?

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I love beetroot. Pickled sliced beetroot forms a good third of my packed lunch every night.
Not sure about eating it raw though. What's a mandolin?
 
escorial;bt7988 said:
beet yourself up kevin
it's one of those kitchen gizmos that's basically a flat fancy cheese grater. The one I have is a cheaper plastic body and would remove/slice fingertips in a jiffy (as poor Astroannie recently had happen). You lay the thing flat on top of bowl ( or cutting board) and run your hard veggie over it through the cutting mechanism- sort of like a hand- food processor, or a cheese grater. There's a plastic 'grip' thing that 'cleats' into the food so you don't cut yourself. I've heard there's better ones but I'll use this till I break it .
 
dither;bt7987 said:
I love beetroot. Pickled sliced beetroot forms a good third of my packed lunch every night.
Not sure about eating it raw though.?
what's your process for the pickled beetroot.


And raw... Yes, well if the veggie is cut small enough it behaves in your mouth like it's not raw. The seasoning or other ( vinegar etc. ) penetrates/ cures, and it easily blends with any other flavors(foods) as you chew.
 
Kevin;bt7991 said:
what's your process for the pickled beetroot.


And raw... Yes, well if the veggie is cut small enough it behaves in your mouth like it's not raw. The seasoning or other ( vinegar etc. ) penetrates/ cures, and it easily blends with any other flavors(foods) as you chew.

I buy jars of pickled sliced beetroot. I've never cooked it before.
But i sometimes shred raw carrots for a change and that works okay.

But what's a mandolin ? And please, nobody say you strum it.:dread:
 
Why a mandolin and not a cheese grater? 1) it quickly cuts multiple rows of perfect square ribbons about the size of fat spagetti noodle as long as the vegetable you pass through it. 2) it was a gift (never had seen one before).
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Ah, i see. Reckon i'll stay with the cheeses-grater for now. Interesting thought though. Raw must be better for you i would think.
 
i worked with a guy who use to unwrap his sarnies and the bread would be pinkish from the beets......and munch away on them while doing math equations..
 

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