Spicy Red Lentils with Tomatoes and Lime

Spicy Red Lentils

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – lentils should be part of your life! They are packed with nutrients, ridiculously easy to make, and delicious every time. I keep me pantry stocked with red, black, and green lentils, and end up using them at least once per week. For this recipe red lentils work best because we’re looking for a soupy … [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...]

Homemade Veggie Soup Stock

Veggie Soup Stock

I had the pleasure of teaching a class on making homemade herbal soup stocks at the Herbstalk Wintergreen Market this past weekend (here are some fun photos from the event!).  I loved teaching this class because making my own stocks and broths is seriously one of my favorite kitchen activities.  There is something so meditative about saving scraps … [Read more...]

Three Bean Chili

Three Bean Chili

As the weather turns cooler it is so important to eat rich, nutritious, and warming foods. Warming foods can mean both foods that are physically warm, and foods that are filled with warming spices that help warm us on the inside (hot peppers, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom etc.). This chili fits the bill for both! Not to mention also being … [Read more...]

Nuts & Seeds Granola

Nuts & Seeds Granola

I grew up on granola.  My parents were all about making it from scratch (along with most things) and serving me big heaping bowls for breakfast.  And I loved it!  There is something so comforting in a bowl of granola - all these nutritive and delicious ingredients coming together into a sweet, salty, crunchy extravaganza. I've kept up the family … [Read more...]

Simple Homemade Kimchi

Simple Homemade Kimchi

If you've been a One Beet reader for a while, you know I'm passionate about the health benefits of fermented foods.  They are so essential to effective digestion, strong immunity, healthy skin, and even mood regulation.  I like to eat some type of fermented food each day, and I recommend that many of my clients do the same. Making my own … [Read more...]

Recipes on Natural Living Mamma

Lemony Lentil Salad

This past spring I joined the team of regular contributors over on the Natural Living Mamma blog.  I know, it's a bit funny because I'm not a mother, but luckily there is no parenting required to whip up delicious whole foods recipes!  Natural Living Mamma has all sorts of great parenting advice, but also lots of excellent posts about food, … [Read more...]

Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

Blueberry Nectarine Cobbler

As you may recall, I'm not much of a baker.  There is way too much measuring and precision, plus most baked goods are filled with not-so-nourishing ingredients.  But this cobbler is my ideal baked dessert - it couldn't be easier, doesn't require any detailed measuring, is filled with healthy whole foods ingredients, and tastes … [Read more...]

Homemade Almond Milk

Homemade Almond Milk

I'm all for making things yourself (especially real food!), but for some reason I resisted the homemade almond milk craze for a while.  I didn't resist it because I had anything against it, it just took me longer to get all the relevant equipment and get down to business.  But I finally got it together and was blown away by how simple and delicious … [Read more...]

Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash

Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash

In my opinion, pattypan squash is far superior to its cousin yellow summer squash.  It has firmer flesh, a lovely flavor, and the cutest shape around!  It seems to be one of those vegetables that many people are unfamiliar with, so hopefully this recipe will open your eyes to the wonder of the pattypan. Thyme Scented Pattypan Squash Ingredients … [Read more...]