Real Food folks can enjoy colorful, pink and red food on Valentine's Day just like the rest of the world; and be all the healthier for it. Creation is jam-packed with color, and we get to eat some of it! There is absolutely no need for artificial, toxic food coloring to ever enter our bodies. Okay. Back to a special, nourishing, colorful breakfast. Our Valentines morning tradition is pink pancakes. The food coloring of choice? A lovely, in-season beet. That's all it takes. Fear not, the pancakes taste nothing like beets. It just lends it's lovely color to the recipe, that's all.
Here's what ya do: simply mix in 1/4 of a cup beet purée (about 1 small beet's worth), either raw or roasted, to your favorite pancake recipe. I use this lovely sourdough pancake recipe.
So go. You've got a week to scrounge up a beet. But while you're out, get a bunch of 'em. Next up is a pretty, gluten-free Valentine's dinner recipe, and there will be beets involved. Getcha beet on, y'all!