Spicy Black Beans + Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

I have another fun guest post to share with all of you!  My recipe for Spicy Black Beans + Sweet Potatoes is up on Whole Foods Mom on a Budget today.  It is one of my favorites - spicy-sweet warm beans with fresh, green toppings. As you know, I like to cook big batches of dried beans and am always looking for creative ways to use them on day … [Read more...]

Spring Greens Smoothie

Spring Greens Smoothie

Spring has sprung in Boston!  Things are feeling warm, sunny, and GREEN around here.  And I couldn't be happier about it. To celebrate this springy weather, I've whipped up the perfect spring greens smoothie.  It has a bright flavor, loads of nutrients, and is guaranteed to put you in a springy mood! Spring Greens Smoothie Ingredients … [Read more...]

Curry Millet Cakes with Feta Yogurt Sauce

Curried Millet Cakes

Oh curry, you are one of my all-time favorites.  That's no surprise to loyal One Beet readers, since I've posted quite a few curry recipes in the past (Curried Red Lentils, Curried Chickpeas, Kabocha Squash Coconut Curry).  Curry is just so good - I can't help myself from finding new ways to cook with it! This recipe pairs spicy curried onions … [Read more...]

Fennel & Beet Salad with Citrus Dressing

Fennel & Beet Salad with Citrus Dressing

Looking for something special to serve with your Valentines Day meal?  Look no further!  This simple, fresh salad tastes like summer and creates the most absolutely beautiful pink color.  It makes a great side dish and wonderful leftovers (it gets even pinker over time!).  Nothing says I love you like making food that truly nourishes. Fennel … [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...]

Simple Smoothie Recipes

Simple Smoothies

It is smoothie season!  That may seem counterintuitive given the freezing temps, but New Year's resolutions about eating more veggies, losing weight, and pumping up nutrients have lots of people reaching for their blenders.  I was recently invited by fellow-blogger, Vyana, to contribute smoothie recipes to her New Year's Seven Day Chakra Cleanse … [Read more...]

Kabocha Squash Coconut Curry

Kabocha Squash Coconut Curry

Ready to eat something healthy and nourishing after a week of holiday indulgence?  Me too!  I actually made this curry while we were in Slovenia this fall, but I've been craving warm, healthful soups in this cold weather and was reminded of this recipe.  The robust, spicy flavor and loads of healthful ingredients make this soup a perfect choice for … [Read more...]

Quinoa Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mountain Sage

Quinoa Pasta with Butternut Squash and Mountain Sage

It all started on a hike through Montenegro with loads of mountain sage growing along the trail. At first I just picked a few leaves to sniff and play with while hiking, but soon my gathering instinct got the better of me and I had a huge bouquet by the time we reached the summit. I love the smell and taste of sage and have become even … [Read more...]

Early Fall Dinner Party Menu

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                                                                                                                                            (Photo credit StyleBlueprint.com) I was recently talking with a friend about food (surprise, surprise!) and she mentioned that she really enjoys hosting dinner parties, but never knows what to make.  This … [Read more...]

Roasted Cauliflower with Caper & Dill Yogurt Sauce

Roasted Cauliflower with Caper & Dill Yogurt Sauce

Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that gets a bad rap.  It ends up in dried-out chunks on veggie platters or mushy lumps in curry dishes and rarely gets to be the star of the show.  This is such a missed opportunity because cauliflower is absolutely delicious and one of the healthiest options out there.  This dish brings cauliflower the glory … [Read more...]