|Beetroot Chocolate Fudge Cookies|
Food Diary (December 04, 2011)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with coconut, banana and flax seeds
Lunch: Rice and green peas
Dinner: Savoury polenta with cauliflower
Baking/sweets: Beetroot Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Why aren’t there beetroot cookies when there are beetroot cakes, pumpkin cakes and pumpkin cookies? There is only one way to find out, to try it, and I am glad I did. In addition to the cookies having a visually appealing pinkish hue, they are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and delicious all around. And you don't even need to use artificial coloring to get that color.
For those of you who don’t like beetroot, and I guess there is a fair few of you, these cookies don’t taste beety and earthy. There is a very subtle beetroot flavor. If you were not told that the cookies contain beetroot you probably will not even guess it.
When it comes to cookies and health, my personal opinion is that if you are concerned about health, cookies are probably not for you. Just like skydiving is not for you if you are scared of heights. However there are a few health aspects worth mentioning, giving you an excuse to indulge with less guilt. These cookies are low in fat and butter free since the beetroot partially acts as a substitute. The cookies are also low in sugar since beetroot yet again acts as a substitute. Beetroot is a star here, working hard to keep fat and sugar under control. The recipe is available here.
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I guess you already know what reconditioned cars and computers are. These are old cars and computers which are fixed, tidied up and resold. But did you know about food reconditioning? Its the process of turning imperfect, mislabeled or contaminated foods into edible goods.
Recently SnoKist Growers repackaged moldy applesauce into fruit cups and canned goods. This is not an illegal practice. The company is allowed to run the food through a heat process to kill the contaminant. In a similar way, when pasta is misshaped, it is re-ground into semolina.
The FDA does not require a label or notification or even a price reduction to shoppers. I supposed it would not sound too appealing if the label stated that the apple sauce was mouldy but it has been fixed.
Some other interesting facts, and bad news for vegetarians. Companies can sell food with an average of 225 insect fragments or up to 4.5 rodent hairs per 8 ounces of noodle products. An average of 20 or more maggots is permitted per 3.5 ounces of drained canned mushrooms, or that an average of 15 percent is OK for the mold content in canned cranberry sauce.
I have no ideas whether such practices are allowed outside the US.