“Some people are susceptible to "beeturia," the passing of red colored urine and stools after eating beets. Beeturia is harmless but is often mistaken for the dangerous conditions of blood in the urine or stool.” (Source: http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis/25-facts-about-beets.html)
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I, for one, can support this claim. Not only have I been a victim of beeturia, but I too suffered from its detrimental hypochondriac symptom. Last fall, I made a delicious maple-roasted beet soup. Since then, it has been competing with seafood chowder for number 1 on my mental list of favourite soups.
About 4 hours after my first bowl of said soup, I became subject to beeturia. My immediate thought: kidney disease. I quickly became nauseated, started getting abdominal cramps, and wondering how I was going to spend the little time I had left on earth. Before dashing out to buy a lottery ticket and dying my hair blue, I did a quick google search. Result 1 of 68 000 000 hits, 0.21 seconds later, I adjusted my diagnosis to beeturia. Coincidentally, as my browser disappeared, so did my abdominal cramps and the nausea.
I’ve done a bit of research, namely a quick scan of Wikipedia and a brief youtube search. The results? First, it appears beeturia does not, contrary to popular belief, say anything about my genotype. Great. Second, according to Michael Scott, nobody likes beets.
Dwight: People live beets
Michael: Nobody likes beets
Dwight: Everybody loves beets
Michael: Nobody likes beets, Dwight. Why don’t you grow something that everybody does like? You should grow candy. I’d love a piece of candy right now. Not a beet
And of course, a funny video: “Those are the money beets”
I could go on to spell out the reasons why I am going to have to side with Dwight. Instead, I’ll let the waffles do the talking.
Rosemary Beet Waffles
1/3 cup quinoa flour
1/3 cup white flour
3 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup milk
½ cup beet juice
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup minced beets
2 tbsp butter, melted
Skin beets, saving the stalks and the skins. Quarter beets. In a small saucepan, bring beets, skins and stalks to a boil. Boil until beets are tender. Remove beets from water and finely chop. Reserve ½ cup beet broth for waffles, and store the rest to make yummy soups or risottos!
Mix dry ingredients. Whisk together wet ingredients. Combine and stir in beets. Stir in melted butter. Make in waffle grid. Keep in oven (200) until ready to serve. Serve with a spoonful of apple sauce and a good drizzle of maple syrup.