Busy Beeter

I had a really busy day yesterday.  It started off by being trapped and chained to my desk reading and answering emails, doing blog-related computer tasks, and trying to keep my inbox under better control than the ever-growing national debt.  My inbox can relate to the ever-growing part.


Then I went to the post office and mailed package to a friend.  She wants to start brewing her own kombucha and I am helping her get started.

Speaking of fermented beverages, Zukay Foods sent me some of their products to try.

The Zukay beet juice was refreshing and there are many benefits to consuming beets:

Information from Zukay Foods:

- Beet juice can help to strengthen both the liver and the gall bladder; even more so when mixed with other juices such as carrot or cucumber.

· Beet fiber such as Pectin, binds toxins, heavy metals, and excess hormones that build up in the liver, and removes them from the body, as opposed to being reabsorbed.

· They are a blood building herb that detoxifies blood and renews it with minerals and natural sugars.

· Beets have been found to have a regulating effect on blood pressure

· Because beets are so beneficial to the bloodstream, it has been found that they can also protect from heart disease and help to fight off anaemia

· The folic acids found in beets are especially helpful to pregnant women, as they are known to prevent birth defects.

· After long, tiring days, raw beets have the ability to reenergize and rejuvenate.

· Beet juice reduces the uptake of oxygen, thus allowing an increase in endurance and stamina in those physically active. It allows for longer workouts because of less fatigue.

· And of course, Zukay’s Beet Kvasses (and other kvasses) are all fermented and probiotic, so they have all the natural enzymes of the veggies intact, and are naturally probiotic and low in sugar

This Carrot Ginger juice was sweet with a bit of heat.  Tasty stuff.


And although I am not a fan of onions at all, Scott seemed to really enjoy this salad dressing.

I’ve been dipping all my veggies in Spicy Doritos Cheezy Dip

The dip is really fast and easy to make I use it as either a salad dressing or as a veggie dip.

If you like nooch or Doritos, make that dip.

After errand running, it was time to fix Skylar a snack.


She requested a Microwave Blueberry Banana Oat Cake

Smart choice.  For her and me since I was rushing around and the microwave saves me.  Not a fan of it?  That’s ok, I am. Just a tool that I use as needed.

From my previous post, Learn Something New Every Day, can you believe that about koi fish?  200 year old “pets”?  Crazy but true!

Questions:

1. Do you like beets?  Ever tried beet juice?

I love beets and have a recipe post coming soon with them but until about 6 years ago, I used to think I didn’t like them.

It wasn’t until getting my first CSA share and learning how to roast them properly that I fell in love with beets.  A little too in love and I gave myself an unintentional liver cleanse but I survived and was, ahem, cleaner and purer, afterward.

If your only experience with beets is from a can or something that’s been pre-cooked and is a strange plastic container or can, and the texture is really ahem, unique, yes, I can see why you wouldn’t like them either.  Ick!

Real beets, prepared properly, are amazing.  As is beet juice if you’re so inclined to juice them.  I am such a crybaby about juicer cleanup that I almost never juice anymore.

I captured the shot of those gems at the Farmers Market over the weekend

2. What Busy Beeter Busy Beaver tasks have you crossed off your list today or recently?

Yesterday I also hit up the grocery store

Cleaned my shower

Changed the sheets on Skylar’s bed

Went for a great run

And oh yes, went to my paid job.  The rest of that list is just unpaid manual labor.

3. Do you get sucked into your computer, your email, blogs (reading them, writing your own, maintaining your own, etc.), websites, and just things that keep you sitting at your desk and staring at your screen?

I sure do!  Some days it just seems never ending the sheer volume of computer work I need to plow through!

Thanks for the entries on the NuNaturals Stevia Giveaway.   Keep ‘em coming!

And for the locals, enter the Taste of Adams Avenue Giveaway!

   

61 Responses to “Busy Beeter”

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    Theodora — June 16, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Is your couch from West Elm?? My couch looks just like that! If so, how do you clean it?

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      Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) — June 16, 2011 at 3:58 pm

      yes it’s west elm, good eyes!

      my entire house has been phased in with west elm over the past few years :)

      and i dont clean it, per se. I guess I am just really careful with it and I have spot cleaned it with water on a towel but Ive never had anything horrid happen to it. I would use an upholstery service honestly rather than try to do it myself if i ever really needed a major cleaning…

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      Theodora — June 17, 2011 at 7:59 am

      Gotcha. Yeah–I’ve been afraid to clean it myself. I have a dog and so I have some little spots on it that I wasn’t sure how to get out. Thanks!

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    Krista — June 17, 2011 at 6:44 am

    I LOVE beets….especially the greens! My MIL always plants them in her garden and I secretly think she does it for me b/c I don’t see her eat beets much. ;) That carrot juice sound really tasty! I’d love to drink more juice like that but don’t own a juicer and most products that you can buy have apples in them. Can’t do apples so the juice stays on the shelf….Bummer.

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — June 21, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I absolutely ADORE beets, and I love juicing them as well.

    I have cross SO many things off my busy-bee list lately … with school winding down, there are things to cross off each day. It is a good feeling!

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