Black Bean and Veggie Noodles

Black Bean and Veggie Pasta

  Even before I eliminated gluten from my diet I preferred to eat quinoa pasta.  I love the taste, texture, and high protein content.  I often recommend it to clients looking to upgrade the nutritional value of their dishes (or get their toddlers to eat something healthier!).  I'm still a committed quinoa pasta fan, but black bean pasta is … [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...]

Asian Greens with Ginger Garlic Sauce

Asian Greens

I'm such a fan of Asian greens.  They have a tendency to be overshadowed by their ever-popular cousin kale, but I think they deserve their own spot in the nutrient-dense limelight.  My father shares my opinion and always grew a wide variety of Asian greens, like bok choy and tatsoi, in our garden while I was growing up.  He used to tell me that the … [Read more...]

Ginger & Turmeric Glazed Carrots & Parsnips

Turmeric and Ginger Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Ever wondered how to cook parsnips? You’re in luck! They're often a misunderstood and under appreciated vegetable, so people shy away from cooking with them. Hopefully this recipe will introduce you to this lovely vegetable and secure a spot for it on your table. Although parsnips can look withered and white, they're actually surprisingly sweet … [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...]

Turmeric and Ginger Glazed Carrots

Turmeric & Ginger Glazed Carrots

Life on the road means making simple meals.  I'm limited to locally available ingredients that I can purchase in small quantities.  It is definitely a shift in mindset not to have my usual kitchen stocked with all my favorite pantry staples.  This is a good exercise for me because I enjoy the hunt to find great flavor with simple … [Read more...]

Fire Cider

Fire Cider

Last weekend I was lucky enough to take a herbal winter immunity class with Brittany Nickerson of Thymeherbal.com.  It was amazing!  Brittany has an extensive background in herbal healing and filled the class with useful information.  She also brought a spirit of adventure and authenticity, which set the tone for the day.  I left the class with … [Read more...]

Lemon Ginger Apple Butter

Lemon Ginger Apple Butter

I really love apples.  There is something about the fall tradition of going out on a sunny day and visiting an orchard.  It's actually probably the food Americans are most familiar with harvesting themselves.  Way to start the trend apples! We recently went out and picked a ton of apples.  I saved quite a few for eating as-is, and decided to try … [Read more...]