Sure roses are red, but so are apples, radishes and beets



This article by food writer Jennifer Huget
shows how to express passion with healthy red harvest for your lover's body and soul. 

It's risky, though. Radical. Do you dare?

Photo credit.


  1. Oh, come on. I’m sure all those things are good for you, but Mr Mouse and I indulge in them anyway. If you’re going to do V-day, it has to be something special. I bought 4 dark-chocolate truffles (two hazelnut, two chili) at the farmer’s market last Sunday. Locally made. Have to eat them within 2 weeks or they’ll spoil. Well, I’m sure we’ll have no problems (IF I’m invited to share ;->)

  2. Funny, I made a roasted vegetable soup/stew the other night with quinoa, then added roasted beets to it which turned it a peculiar but lovely rosy shade–I called it Valentines stew. It was delicious.
    I’m with Renate–nothing is better than top of the line chocolates.

  3. Ditto – a raspberry-dark choc combo anything (cake, truffle, etc.) says luxury treat to me. A Valentine gift of Beets? Um, no.

  4. I’m not a fan of typical fare, but a bouquet of beets would be a hit! Especially an assortment that includes Chioggas… I would just die. But if it must be decadent, I’d take a slice of red velvet cake and a clover club cocktail.

    sarahammocks — your Valentines stew sounds great!

  5. I was paging through seed catalogs and came upon Peter Pepper. Some Phallic funny veg. They come in red and green.

  6. I thought Huget’s approach of considering the red fare in healthy diets was a clever take on a decadent, made-up holiday. We could all eat healthier and love our bodies a little more. No cupid required.

  7. Of all the delicious red foods, red meat (not surprisingly left out of the “Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy” column) is my favorite. I do love a nice, rare steak.

    As it happens though, my husband and I went out for sushi for Valentine’s Day.

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