My Favorite Culinary Herbs & Their Medicinal Benefits

Medicinal Benefits of Culinary Herbs

I spent Sunday teaching a cooking with herbs class to a wonderful bunch of students at the Boston Herbstalk 2014 Festival.  Herbstalk brings together fascinating teachers, eager students, and prolific vendors for a weekend conference dedicated to sharing herbal education in an urban community.  It's really a fun event! My class was focused on … [Read more...]

Summer Cooking Classes

Curried Millet Cakes

Remember these delicious curry millet cakes with feta yogurt sauce?  This is just one of the tasty One Beet dishes that we'll be cooking in my Summer Tuesday Night Dinner Series.  These cooking classes are available to clients participating in the Summer Jumpstart, or to anyone looking to come spend a fun evening getting creative with food. Here … [Read more...]

Summer Jumpstart

Summer Jumpstart

I'm thrilled to announce my Summer Jumpstart Package!  Summer is the perfect time of year to reassess your health and start living well - markets are overflowing with delicious produce, it feels great to exercise outdoors, and energy levels are high.  In the Summer Jumpstart we'll define your wellness goals and develop tools and tactics to achieve … [Read more...]

A Day in My Life

A Day in My Life

Have you ever wondered what a typical day in my life looks like?  My amazingly talented friend Cara Gilman (yogi + fitness instructor extraordinaire!) is highlighting me on her blog today as part of her A Day in the Life series. Check it out here - Day in the Life: Food Blogger + Health Coach in Training It was a fun exercise to write about … [Read more...]

What’s All the Hype About Fermented Foods?

What's All the Hype About Fermented Foods

Probiotics and fermented foods are hot right now, and in my opinion, they deserve all the hype. Lacto-fermented foods are an outstanding way to support overall health by adding good bacteria, enzymes, and vitamins to your diet. Click on over to my guest post on My Life & Kids to read more about what healthy bacteria really are and how to add … [Read more...]

March Group Giveaway!

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I'm pretty darn excited to offer my first giveaway on One Beet! Those of you who are out and about in the blogosphere have probably seen giveaways on other sites. They are a wonderful way to say thank you to loyal readers and to support fellow bloggers. I've teamed up with a great group of blogging colleagues to offer this giveaway and it's a … [Read more...]

What’s Always in My Shopping Cart

What's Always in My Shopping Cart

I am often asked what I buy when I'm grocery shopping.  And to be honest, it changes quite a bit depending on the season and what I'm inspired to make that week, but there are some things that are always on the list.  These are my top 10 fresh additions that make almost anything you cook taste better.  None of them are particularly fancy or require … [Read more...]

Tuesday Night Dinners

Tuesday Night Dinners

I'm teaching my first cooking classes!  I am absolutely thrilled to share my Tuesday Night Dinners series with all of you.  These are going to be fun, informative, and delicious dinner classes focused on quick and healthy weeknight meals.  I hope those of you in Boston will think about joining me, and those who live far away will help me spread the … [Read more...]

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

Moroccan Preserved Lemons

My latest fermentation project is Moroccan preserved lemons, and I'm obsessed.  They add a touch of the exotic to regular everyday dishes, and let's be honest, who doesn't need more exotic in the dead of winter? Winter is citrus season to be sure.  One of my favorite February treats is the fresh Meyer lemons that recently started appearing … [Read more...]

Sneaky Superfoods

My Favorite Sneaky Superfoods

Most people are familiar with the concept of superfoods - those select ingredients that deliver a serious nutritional punch. Although the list is long, there are certain popular superfoods that always rise to the top: blueberries, almonds, kale, acai berries etc.  Don't get me wrong, these are all very nutritive foods and terrific additions to a … [Read more...]