There’s a recipe in here, but there’s also a story.
The inspiration for this recipe is a combination of Beats, Rhymes, and Life, a classic album from the legendary hip-hop group, A Tribe Called Quest, and a lime beet salad from the renowned chef Rick Bayless. I know it’s an odd combination, but it might make sense to those who know me. Here’s some background info for those who don’t know me.
First, I’m an unapologetic hip-hop head who came of age in the 80s and 90s. Second, I love Mexican food. This recipe reflects both these loves. Plus, I touch on a few of the health benefits associated with beets.
I am a physician and trained chef. I specialize in gastroenterology and nutrition. Currently I work as the Associate Director of Adult Nutrition at the University of Chicago.