Lacto-Fermented Green Beans

Lacto-Fermented Green Beans

'Tis the season for pickling!  It is the perfect way to preserve all that beautiful late-summer produce so it can be enjoyed all year long.  Plus, if you're making lacto-fermented pickles you're cultivating beneficial bacteria (probiotics) to give your body a boost in immunity, gut-health, and mood. I'm into pickled vegetables for many reasons. … [Read more...]

Spicy Garlic Kale

Spicy Garlic Kale

'Tis the season of kale!  It is starting to flood the farmers markets, pop-up in weekly CSA farm shares, and be ready for harvesting in the garden.  For me, kale is a year-round vegetable, but there is nothing like getting it fresh at the beginning of the season.  Scoop some up and give this dish a try.  Or keep this in your back pocket for that … [Read more...]

The Power Salad

The Power Salad

I am beyond excited to share this recipe with you!  This salad is hands-down my all-time favorite, and it makes its way into my meal plan at least once a week.  It is delicious, simple to make, and bursting with nourishment! Since leafy greens are the pinnacle nutrient dense foods, learning to make delicious salads is such an important life … [Read more...]

Italian White Beans with Kale and Tomatoes

Italian White Beans with Kale and Tomatoes

I'm a sucker for Italian recipes.  Maybe it was studying there in college, or spending so much time cooking there on the big trip. Whatever it was, my love of Italian food has stuck with me and always finds it's way into my cooking. One common misconception I often hear is the assumption that Italian food is heavy, filled with processed carbs, … [Read more...]

Spring Herb Potatoes

Spring Herb Potatoes

I really love simple food.  So often foodies get caught up in the latest exotic ingredient, or newest cooking technique, and forget about the old standbys.  These tried-and-true recipes have lasted generations for a reason - they always taste good.  Spring herb potatoes optimize this for me.  They are made from humble ingredients, are super easy to … [Read more...]

Double Stuffed Pesto Mushrooms

Double Stuffed Mushrooms with Pesto

As you know, I'm freakishly obsessed with mushrooms at the moment.  They were never one of my favorite foods growing up, so I'm having a bit of a mushroom renaissance.  Now that I've realized I love them, I just can't get enough.  And it doesn't hurt that I now fully understand all of their nutritional benefits - immune-boosting and cancer-fighting … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Balsamic Mushroom Toasts

Balsamic Mushroom Toasts

Watch out world, I'm obsessed with mushrooms!  No seriously, I can't get enough of them.  We've been learning about their medicinal benefits in my classes at The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and I'm hooked.  They are another one of these powerhouse foods that seems to fly under the radar.  Not anymore!  One bite of these delicious balsamic … [Read more...]