Fennel & Arugula Salad with Grapes and Toasted Walnuts

Fennel and Arugula Salad with Grapes and Toasted Walnuts

I have been reveling in these longer days and warmer temps!  One of my favorite ways to celebrate the changing seasons is to adjust the food I'm making.  This dish is a perfect spring salad (although to be honest, it would make a lovely side salad at anytime of the year).  It's full of bright, fresh flavors with the satisfying mixture of sweet … [Read more...]

Goat Cheesy Beets

Goat Cheesy Beets

I'm clearly a bit partial to beets.  But, even if my blog wasn't named One Beet, I'd still love them.  Their vibrant colors always draw me in.  There is something so beautiful about that vivid purply-red and bright yellow-orange.  But I also love that beets encompass the best of root vegetables and a terrific leafy green.  You can eat every single … [Read more...]

Garlicky Dandelion Greens + Farmers Egg

Garlicky Dandelion Greens + Farmers Egg

Spring is in the air!  I can't say we've hit super high temps yet in Boston, but it's definitely getting sunnier and warmer.  The arrival of spring brings with it so many changes - lots of openings and shifts literally and metaphorically.  I talk more about the spirit of the season in this Opening Up to Spring post. After a cold winter of eating … [Read more...]

Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Roasted Veggie Salad

Happy Monday! It's been an exciting past week on One Beet.  Things kicked off with a bang thanks to the giveaway (which is going until 3/31, so you still have time to enter), followed by a a couple of fun guest posts out in the blogosphere. Now, it's time to get back to my recipe roots. This is my signature meal. Seriously. If I had to pick the … [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...]

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...]

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...]

The Ultimate Sautéed Kale

The Ultimate Sautéed Kale

Let's all eat more kale!  It is one of the most nutritive foods around - packed with phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  Kale is best knows for its cruciferous vegetable anticancer properties, but it also has high levels of calcium, beta carotene, vitamin K, vitamin C, and lutein. Luckily kale is also absolutely delicious if prepared … [Read more...]

Tuscan Kale Salad

Tuscan Kale Salad

Kale has been an illusive treat on The Big Trip.  Amazingly, the kale craze that has taken over the US has not made an appearance in Europe (yet!).  It is impossible to find at grocery stores and only very occasionally available at markets.  Because of this, I was absolutely delighted to find hefty bunches of Tuscan Kale, also called Lucinato Kale, … [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...]