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...]

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...]

Wilted Kale with Horseradish Yogurt Sauce

Wilted Kale with Horseradish Yogurt Sauce

Did you catch my recent post on Mind Body Green?  It is ridiculously delicious wilted kale with horseradish yogurt sauce.  Deep winter is the perfect time to eat gently cooked green salads. The warm greens are easier for your body to digest and assimilate, help stabilize your body temperature in the cold weather, and are packed with nutrients.  So … [Read more...]

Quattro Pomodoro Sauce

Quattro Pomodoro Sauce

Looking for something simple and tasty to make the weekend after Thanksgiving?  This Quattro Pomodoro Sauce fits the bill.  It's easy to make, delicious, and will fill the house with a wonderful tomato aroma.  Best of all, it has a different flavor profile than Thanksgiving food, and you're bound to be ready for a change after a few days of … [Read more...]

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

Maple Orange Cranberry Sauce

'Tis the season for cranberry sauce!  Although we'll miss our large family Thanksgiving in the US this year, we're getting very excited about making a Thanksgiving feast while we're in Tuscany.  I've been thinking about what to prepare for weeks!  Some things will certainly be different (for instance a roasted chicken instead of a turkey), but … [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...]

Santorini Fava Bean Hummus

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August and September in the Southern Mediterranean has been hot and dry.  It has been perfect for hanging at the beach and exploring small towns, but eye-opening to see the strains of this climate on growing conditions. Of course everyone knows that plants don't grow well without enough water, but I've never actually spent time investigating local … [Read more...]

Zucchini Mint Fritters (and Tomato Basil Fritters)

Zucchini Mint Fritters

We made tomato fritters in one of my Greek cooking classes and they were outstanding - simple, whole foods ingredients and lots of flavor!  Unfortunately they were also deep-fried, so I decided to try making a similar version at home that could be cooked in a pan - none of the deep-fry and all of the deliciousness, well, almost all. Zucchini … [Read more...]

Grilled Summer Pizza

Grilled Sumer Veggie Pizza

I love homemade pizza overflowing with delicious toppings.  It honestly feels like a different food from the crappy stuff sold at fast food chains and greasy restaurants.  Homemade pizza can actually be a health food - filled with veggies, made on whole wheat crust, and using just the right amount of cheese.  And, in addition to being delicious and … [Read more...]

Three Herb Pesto with New Potatoes and Green Beans

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I'm officially obsessed with pesto!  It is one of my favorite things to make, is packed with nutrients, and literally tastes good on everything.  I begin the summer each year by making (and freezing) as much garlic scape pesto as possible, and then proceed to spend the summer making batches with all the other herbs I grow on my roof deck or find at … [Read more...]