Saturday, August 8, 2015

How to Make Your Own Natural Red Food Coloring

This may seem odd on an allergy free blog, but I know some people want to avoid food coloring, especially red food coloring, so I thought I'd include this fun discovery I made at Back To Her Roots.  She makes it so easy, and when I tried it, it was just as easy as expected.
photo from Back To Her Roots


Take three large red beets, remove the green and root end and slice into bite-sized chunks. Place in a small saucepan and cover beets water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer until beets are tender and there is only a couple of tablespoons of water remaining. Reserve the water (this is your food coloring) and then peel and eat the beets for lunch.


  1. I've heard about using beets for food coloring. I need to try this someday