We are into the holiday season and food is a very big part of it. Families are getting together to eat. There are potluck dinners at churches. Where you work may have a holiday potluck or two this time of year, or even a Christmas dinner at a fancy restaurant. And this time of year is the time to think about the less fortunate and to share food with them at your local food drives.
I want to continue with the fruits and vegetables that are in season for December.
Beets: The beetroot is the taproot portion of the beet plant, also known in North America as the table beet, garden beet, red or golden beet, or informally simply as the beet. 1 cup = 59 calories.
6 Benefits of the Beet (marcola.com)
1. Lower Your Blood Pressure
2. Boost Your Stamina
3. Fight Inflammation
4. Anti-Cancer Properties
5. Rich in Valuable Nutrients and Fiber
6. Detoxification Support
How to Make a Beet Salad
Ginger Beet Juice
Belgian Endive: Endive is a leaf vegetable belonging to the daisy family. Endive can be cooked or used raw in salads. 1/2 cup = 4 calories.
BC Belgian Endive Waldorf Salad with Apples and Spicy Candied Walnuts
Bok Choy: Chinese cabbage can refer to two distinct varieties of Chinese leaf vegetables often used in Chinese cuisine: Pekinensis and Chinensis. 1 cup = 9 calories.
Steamed Bok Choy with Garlic Soy Sauce
1. several heads of baby bok choy, cut length wise to quarters, rinsed thoroughly
2. chopped garlic
3. 1/2 tsp of corn starch
4. 1 tbsp soy sauce
5. 2tbsp water
6. 1 tbsp of vegetable oil
7. 1 tsp of sugar
8. optional fried shallots