I think I misspoke in my last post! I didn’t mean that I can’t have any fruit on the macrobiotic diet – I can have some (I’m thinking 1 piece a day is a good goal). Currently I eat at least 5-6 pieces per day so it’s hard for me to cut back to just one. You’re also not really supposed to have citrus fruit, which is why I mentioned the oranges. Sorry for all of the confusion.
I made this macrobiotic (I think? Correct me if it’s not please!) dish for dinner last night with some delicious Golden Beets that I picked up at the farmers’ market yesterday morning. I’m entering this recipe to Weekend Herb Blogging, hosted this week by Cheryl @ Gluten Free Goodness. My “herb” is Golden Beets – a beautiful, golden-orange variety of the more common red beet.
Golden Beets & Wheat Berries
- 3 medium golden beets
- ~1 cup bean sprouts
- 1-2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
- 1/3 cup dry wheat berries – cooked this comes to almost a cup
- turmeric, chili powder, garlic powder (no salt)
- freshly ground sea salt (optional), to taste
- a splash of apple cider vinegar, which I actually forgot, but it would be really good
- Cook the wheat berries. This can be done in advance.
- Chop the beets into ~1cm cubes. Save the greens for later – they can be cooked like any other greens!
- Steam the beets, sprouts, and ginger for about 10 minutes or until the beets are tender.
- Reheat the wheat berries and mix them together with the steamed veggies, spices, and vinegar.
This dish is really good, as long as you like beets. Beets are definitely a rather odd vegetable, and I had never had golden ones before. I liked them a lot – they’re a little bit sweeter than the normal dark red variety, and make for much easier cleanup – no staining! Bobby does not like beets but he did like the wheat berries and sprouts.
Other macrobiotic meals I’ve had… Breakfast (heart healthy 3/4 c. oatmeal with a few T raisins, miso soup, and tea which I had afterwards).
Snacky lunch thing (heart healthy oatmeal with cinnamon, lots of sauteed beet greens, organic farmers’ market salsa, and the rest of the beets & wheat berries – unpictured).
Do you like beets? Have you ever tried the Golden kind?