How to Roast Beets in the Oven

Beets from Livity Gardens
Beets from Livity Gardens

Beets are a wonderful source of nutrients, including fiber, folate, and vitamin C. They are also said to help reduce blood pressure and contain betaine, an amino acid shown to help decrease inflammation. For all these reasons, and because they’re so delicious, you should incorporate beets into your diet.

There are many ways to prepare them, and you can also eat them raw. I find, however, that roasting beets whole in the oven is the simplest, least messy way to prepare them. Once they are roasted, you can use them in salads, you can pickle them, and you can simply eat them with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. But you can also make this Roasted Beets with Dill and Cashew Sour Cream.

How to Roast Beets in the Oven: Preheat oven to 400˚. Scrub and trim the beets. In an ovenproof baking dish, place the beets and fill the dish halfway with water. Cover tightly with an aluminum foil and place in the oven. Depending on the size of your beets, cook for 40-60 minutes, until the beets are tender. Remove from the oven with care. Using kitchen tongs, remove the beets to a plate and let cool. Once cool enough to handle, peel the beets with your hands. The skin should come right off. You now have beets ready to use.


Comment cuire les betteraves au four

Les betteraves sont une source importante de nutriments, incluant fibres, folate et vitamine C. Il est aussi prouvé qu’elles aident à réduire la haute tension, et elles contiennent de la bétaïne, un acide aminé qui aide à réduire l’inflammation. Pour toutes ces raisons, et parce qu’elles sont si délicieuses, je vous invite à incorporer plus de betteraves dans votre alimentation.

Il y a plusieurs façons de les préparer, en plus de les manger crues. Personnellement, je crois que la cuisson au four est la plus simple et la plus propre. Une fois rôties, vous pouvez les utiliser en salades, vous pouvez les mariner, les manger simplement avec un peu d’huile d’olive, de sel de mer et de poivre. Ou vous pouvez les mander avec de l’aneth et une crème sûre à la noix de cajou. Voici comment on fait:

Préchauffer le four à 400˚. Nettoyer et parer les betteraves. Dans un plat de cuisson allant au four, placer les betteraves et remplir le plat à moitié d’eau. Couvrir hermétiquement avec du papier aluminium et placer au four. Cuire pendant 40 à 60 minutes, selon la taille des betteraves, jusqu’à ce qu’elles soient tendres. Retirer du four. À l’aide de pinces, transférer les betteraves sur une assiette et laisser refroidir. Peler ensuite les betteraves avec les mains. La peau glissera très facilement. Vous avez maintenant des betteraves prêtes à manger.

How to Press and Prep Tofu for Cooking

A lot of people wonder how to press and prep tofu for cooking. But first, let’s see why we need to do so. During the manufacturing of tofu, soybean milk is made to coagulate until it forms curds, then the mixture is pressed into blocks. During the manufacturing process, a lot of moisture is left in the product. So for recipes where the tofu needs to hold its shape, it is critical that you press it to remove enough water. That way, the tofu will hold its shape. Even firm and extra-firm tofu requires pressing to achieve successful results in most recipes. Please note that it is essential to press tofu when you are planning to fry it.

How to Press and Prep Tofu for Cooking:

  • Remove the tofu from the packaging and cut the block in equal fourths. Place the pieces in the folds of a clean kitchen towel on a cutting board (or plate).

Place tofu between clean kitchen towels

  • Place another cutting board (or plate) on top and top with something heavy. I like putting books. Wait at least 10 minutes, but ideally 30 minutes.

Put a weight on the tofu block, such as books.

  • Remove the weight, take the pieces out of the towel and stack them. Slice lengthwise into strips and then slice across to make cubes.

After 30 minutes, place the tofu on a cutting board and cut into planks or cubes.

Here you have tofu cubes ready to be cooked.

And if you like gadgets, check out this tofu press. I heard people achieving great results with them.