2 cups topped and washed beets (leave the skin on, it tastes great) -cut big beets to the same size as small beets 1 Tablespoon butter, olive oil, or sesame oil 1 teaspoon cumin seed ½ cup chopped walnuts salt pepper Preheat oven to 375. Bring beets to a boil in enough water to cover for 8 minutes and drain water. While the beets are still hot add oil, cumin, walnuts, salt and pepper and toss until all are coated in oil/butter. Add to a baking dish and bake, turning a couple times, until beets are soft all the way through. Serve hot. Try adding goat cheese as they come out of the oven.