To Soy or Not to Soy?

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                                                                                                                                                      (Photo credit The Holy Kale) The Issues: I was recently asked by a friend, "What the deal is with eating soy?"  It's a complicated question.  In general my philosophy about nutrition is to focus … [Read more...]

Beetroot: Five Easy & Healthy Pantry Upgrades

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                                                                                                                                                (Photo credit Prevention.com) There are so many approaches to clean and healthy eating.  One of the best ways to make more nourishing choices is to stock your pantry with healthier food.  I've found that … [Read more...]

Beetroot: Selecting Ripe Fruit

Beetroot: Selecting Ripe Fruit

The Issues: One of the most frustrating things in the world has to be biting into a good-looking peach only to find that it is mealy on the inside.  It's the ultimate letdown.  The same can be said for dry oranges, soft cherries, funky apples and I could go on.  Crappy fruit is one of the downsides of our modern food distribution system.  It's … [Read more...]

Beetroot: Eating Organic

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The Issues: Let's begin by clarifying what it means for food to be certified organic.  It is a rigorous certification process through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to asses a particular farm or food manufacturer. Here are the basic guidelines: use of renewable resources and commitment to environmental … [Read more...]

Introducing Beetroots!

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I am excited to launch a new series on One Beet - Beetroots! Beetroots are designed to address general topics of nutrition and wellness, instead of my usual focus on recipes.  There will still be plenty of recipes on the blog, but with Beetroot posts sprinkled in as well. Each post will discuss a particular issue, like the controversy … [Read more...]

Veggie Snack Bags

Veggie Snack Bags

Everyone knows that we should be eating more fruits and vegetables, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to actually make that happen.  I'm quite focused healthy eating, and even I sometimes find that I haven’t eaten enough on a given day.  One of my tricks is packing veggie snack bags.  I know it sounds like I’m in third grade, but some … [Read more...]

The Medicinal Benefits of Honey

The Medicinal Benefits of Honey

Honey has popped up a few times since we've been in Paris and provided the perfect reminder of it's potent healing properties.  Honey first appeared when we were walking through the Luxembourg Gardens.  Amazingly they have a working hive in the garden filled with the cutest little huts for the bees.  I am impressed by this commitment to actually … [Read more...]

Last Meal in Boston & First Meal in Paris

Last Meal in Boston and First Meal in Paris

We made it!  We're in Paris and enjoying our first few days.  So far it has been cold, but sunny and beautiful.  It feels great to be here and to officially begin the Big Trip.  The most surprising thing so far has been feeling the freedom of time.  I'm used to traveling on a tight schedule and running from one thing to the next.  T and I are … [Read more...]

The Big Trip!

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Things are about to get a whole lot more exciting on One Beet! T and I are taking the plunge and following our longtime dream to spend an extended period of time traveling.  We're stepping back from our jobs in Boston and spending the next nine months exploring Europe and North Africa. This will be a chance for me to focus more time on One Beet, … [Read more...]

New Year: New Growth

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As you know, I'm a big believer in taking time to reflect on life and setting intentions for the future.  New Years (along with birthdays and all other milestones) provides a perfect opportunity for these exercises.  The symbolism of a new year, and the blank slate of possibilities that comes with it, is just waiting for introspection and goal … [Read more...]