I Like Beets!?

I was so excited to get turnips in my last Bountiful Baskets. Oh yum…I couldn’t wait to grill them in my skillet with some olive oil and garlic salt! One night, I grabbed the smaller one and started chopping it up.

Why does this smell sort of like a beet?

Why does it have red stripes on the inside?!

Beets and carrots sliced into a skillet 2

I tossed it in the skillet and cooked it with some carrots.

It still smells kind of like beets…I wonder if it’s a turnip-beet hybrid of some sort.

Later, as I was eating it — It even tastes kind of like beets. But it’s so good. This can’t be beets. Beets are disgusting.

I eventually texted Margaret to find out what these things are. Apparently my “turnips” are just ginormous beets. Whoops…. :/

God has a funny sense of humor. See, I normally give my beets to my landlords. But I guess God thought it was high time I try beets again and realize that, you know what, they’re actually pretty delicious! And beautiful — just look at that inside! It’s like a red zebra in there.

Red and white beet insides

Plus, God taught me a new recipe that I can share with you guys…. I hope you like it as much as I did!

Sweetly Sautéed Carrots and Beets

Me holding beet and carrots
Aren’t they huge?! (And please excuse my mussy post-workout hair.)


  • 1/2 of one very large beet
  • 2 large carrots (maybe giant is a better word)
  • olive oil
  • basil leaves
  • salt (I like garlic salt)
  • sweetener of some sort (sugar, Truvia, honey….)
  • 1/4 cup beans (I used black beans, but any sort will work)


  • Thoroughly wash the beet and carrots. Slice them into bite-sized pieces and boil in water in a skillet until the veggies are tender. Stir occasionally.

Beets and carrots sliced into a skillet

  • Once the veggies are tender, add some olive oil (I probably did about a tablespoon, but I didn’t measure) and stir. Add two or three basil leaves (I had some frozen from a previous Bountiful Baskets) and salt and sweeten to taste. Add the beans and stir the mixture.

Added basil, salt, and sugar

  • Once everything is thoroughly heated and sautéed (it only takes a couple of minutes), dump the mess into a bowl and enjoy!

The final dish

Do you like beets?

What is your favorite veggie?

CARROTS!!!! But spinach is a pretty close second.

Do you like turnips?


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