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red as a beetroot

Blushing, usually from embarrassment. I was red as a beetroot when the teacher made me speak in front of the whole class. Oh, Mike definitely likes you—he turns red as a beetroot every time you're around!
See also: beetroot, red

go beetroot (red)

  (British & Australian) also go as red as a beetroot (British & Australian)
to become very red in the face, usually because you are embarrassed
Usage notes: A beetroot is a small, round vegetable that is a very dark red/purple colour.
Whenever the kids asked him about his girlfriend he'd go beetroot.
See also: beetroot
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A BEETROOT is deliciously sweet and, indeed, much of our sugar comes from sugar beet, a close relative.
As well as being a tasty dish, beetroot is also really good for you.
2 Puree the raspberries and blueberries with a little of the red cabbage and beetroot juice in a liquidiser until smooth, then add the remaining juice and sweeten to taste with honey.
4g of natural dietary nitrate, the equivalent of 400m1 beetroot juice.
Leave the beetroot to cool then peel and thinly slice.
In its uncooked state, beetroot also contains an important compound called betaine.
Bring out this beetroot chutney and your plates will be perked up into riots of Christmassy colour.
Before the first run, the volunteers consumed a portion of baked beetroot just over an hour before hitting the treadmill.
INGREDIENTS 2 large beetroot 50g butter 2 shallots, finely chopped 1 leek,white part only,finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped Sprig of thyme, leaves only 350g risotto rice 150ml white wine 1 litre hot vegetable stock 150g goat's cheese, crumbled 75g Parmesan, finely grated Salt and freshly ground black pepper METHOD Peel and dice the beetroot as small as you can.
Salad of beetroot, goat's cheese and walnut dressing Ingredients: 800g cooked beetroot, 80g soft goat's cheese, 40g walnuts, 20g soft herbs, 20ml walnut oil, 20ml white wine vinegar Method: Thinly slice the cooked beetroot and arrange on a plate.
SINCE the Middle Ages, beetroot has been hailed for its medicinal properties.
That night we ate a five-course meal of coarse hummus and flat breads, spicy beetroot soup, a fish tagine, a lamb tagine with harissa couscous and sweet sticky pastries.
Serves 4 Preparation time: 10 mins Cooking time: 1' hours + cooling time Ingredients 400g fresh red rhubarb, roughly chopped 2cm fresh ginger, peeled and grated 1 clove garlic, crushed (optional) 5 tbsp white sugar 350g approx fresh beetroot, (about 2 medium / large beetroot).
BEETROOT juice could boost the chances of Britain's athletes in the London 2012 Olympics.
Earlier this year US President Barack Obama declared war on peanut butter--now he's taking on the global beetroot lobby.