pantry and freezer cleaning : photo of dried noodle in my pantry

Poor beets, they are so often on the top of people's "I hate ...." lists. Since beets are not very typical in Japan, my first beet experience was when I had a wonderful Borscht at a fancy Russian restaurant in Tokyo a long time ago. When I came to the U.S., I realized so many people hate beets (my husband is one of them) and I was wondering why. Then when I went to an old style cafeteria which was my grandmother in-law's favorite, I found out why. The beets were boiled down until very mushy and piled in a heated buffet bowl inside a red sea. Even I would become a beets-hater.

It is hard to get rid of the child food memories. But I want to create a wonderful beet dish to make a beet-hater rethink the value of beets. In short - I am determined to make my husband love beets.


  1. Sausage Stuffed Beets
  2. Corn and Yellow Beets Chawder
  3. Sauteed Beets and Greens
  4. Beets Cupcake and Cream Cheese Frosting
  5. Beets and Potato Gnocchi

Beets and Potato Gnocchi

Beets Cupcake

Corn and Yellow Beets Chowder

Corn and Yellow Beets Chowder

Stuffed beets