Summer Jumpstart

Summer Jumpstart

I'm thrilled to announce my Summer Jumpstart Package!  Summer is the perfect time of year to reassess your health and start living well - markets are overflowing with delicious produce, it feels great to exercise outdoors, and energy levels are high.  In the Summer Jumpstart we'll define your wellness goals and develop tools and tactics to achieve … [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...]

Spicy Black Beans + Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Black Beans and Sweet Potatoes

I have another fun guest post to share with all of you!  My recipe for Spicy Black Beans + Sweet Potatoes is up on Whole Foods Mom on a Budget today.  It is one of my favorites - spicy-sweet warm beans with fresh, green toppings. As you know, I like to cook big batches of dried beans and am always looking for creative ways to use them on day … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Tacos

Sometimes Mexican-inspired food gets a bad rap for being filled with meat, cheese, and loads of calories. In fact, it is one of my favorite cuisines to cook at home, because it is so simple to combine healthy ingredients with delicious Mexican flavors. Skip the fast-food junk and make your own Mexican – you’ll be so glad you did! One of my … [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...]

Roasted Eggplant with Feta and Caramelized Onions

Roasted Eggplant with Feta and Caramelized Onions

This is a recipe to post on the refrigerator!  It is one of those magical dishes that feels fancy and delicious without requiring much effort or many ingredients.  It uses four ingredients to be exact, yet feels fit for royalty. Here goes... Roasted Eggplant with Feta and Caramelized Onions Ingredients (serves 2): 2 medium sized eggplants 6 … [Read more...]

Santorini Fava Bean Hummus

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August and September in the Southern Mediterranean has been hot and dry.  It has been perfect for hanging at the beach and exploring small towns, but eye-opening to see the strains of this climate on growing conditions. Of course everyone knows that plants don't grow well without enough water, but I've never actually spent time investigating local … [Read more...]

Feta Cucumber Salad

Feta Cucumber Salad

This is one of my favorite late summer dishes.  I had a version at a wedding shower years ago served with smaller cucumber chunks and corn chips for dipping.  I was hooked and have since turned it into a stand-alone salad that I make almost weekly in late August and early September.  It never disappoints! This year, it was a treat to make while … [Read more...]

Zucchini Mint Fritters (and Tomato Basil Fritters)

Zucchini Mint Fritters

We made tomato fritters in one of my Greek cooking classes and they were outstanding - simple, whole foods ingredients and lots of flavor!  Unfortunately they were also deep-fried, so I decided to try making a similar version at home that could be cooked in a pan - none of the deep-fry and all of the deliciousness, well, almost all. Zucchini … [Read more...]