Curried Millet with Butternut Squash

Curried Millet with Butternut Squash

Hello Friends!  I'm excited to be team up with a few other Boston foodies (Simply Gourmet in Southie, Eat Live Blog, Champagne Thursday, and La Vie Jaime) to bring you #BostonPotluck.  We're each sharing recipes for healthy holiday meals during the month of December and we're giving away some excellent cookbooks.  Get ready for good food all … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Peppers Stuffed with Curried Vegetables

Peppers Stuffed with Curried Vegetables

August is a time of abundance!  No other month has more variety or overstuffed bushel baskets, when it comes to produce at the farmers markets.  It is the best time of year to enjoy all the bounty of summer through vegetable heavy meals. These stuffed peppers use many of the seasonal vegetables of August, but don't feel limited by my choices. … [Read more...]

Curried Chickpeas with Feta Cheese

Curried Chickpeas

We are loving Portugal.  It is filled with nice people, beautiful landscapes, and delicious food.  The food is fresh, flavorful, and healthful (just like my Portuguese Fish Stew).  We took a break from our Portuguese food adventures the other night to make dinner in our apartment.  There are only so many meals I can eat out before I'm ready for … [Read more...]

Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Veggie Stuffed Acorn Squash

Cold January nights are a perfect time to enjoy winter squash.  Winter squash is actually harvested in the fall, but due to it's thick skin it can keep for months without refrigeration.  In addition to providing healthy, local food all winter long, squash sweetens as it ages (to a point) so it tastes even better after sitting for a month or so. … [Read more...]

Curried Red Lentils

Curried Red Lentils

These lentils are a winter staple in my house.  They are cozy and warm, easy to make, and very healthy.  They definitely have an Indian twist, but seem to be appealing to a range of palates. Begin by rough-chopping a white onion and sauteing it with 1 teaspoon of curry powder and 1/2 teaspoon of tumeric (there are rough guesses on the spice … [Read more...]

Curried Pear & Butternut Squash Soup

Curried Pear and Butternut Squash Soup

This soup tastes like chilly fall evenings curled up by the fire.  My mom made it when I was growing up and it seems to be the perfect antidote to cold, dark nights.  It highlights the best of seasonal cooking, while tasting rich and decadent without any dairy.  It's also pretty darn simple to make, which is always a plus! Curried Pear and … [Read more...]

Lentils with Spicy Brassicas

Lentils with Spicy Brassicas

Lentils are staple in my diet.  I love them for their versatility, high protein content, and cooking speed.  I typically use green french lentils (which I used in this recipe), small black lentils, or small orange lentils. Green and black lentils hold their shape when cooked, so they are better for pilaf-type dishes, while orange lentils tend to … [Read more...]