Beet Tartare with Cashew Cheese

June 6, 2013

  One of the highlights of my recent Portland dining adventures was the beet tartare at Portobello: finely chopped and lightly dressed beets served on top of a pillow of creamy cashew cheese. I thought the it was an ingenious recipe idea, and it was a delicious appetizer. When beets arrived in my Relay Bounty […]

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How to Make Homemade Vegan Lacto Fermented Veggies

January 27, 2013
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In the last ten years, studies of the human microbiome, which is defined as the collective genetic identity of the microbes (composed of bacteria, bacteriophage, fungi, protozoa and viruses) that live inside and on the human body, have exploded. These bacteria help to balance pH, to maintain immunity, to aid in the absorption and synthesis […]

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Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus

January 15, 2013

The other night, my friend Chris and I went out to dinner at Commissary in D.C.. We were both happily surprised to find a lot of vegan options—I because I’m vegan, and Chris because he’s been trying to eat more fruits and veggies with the new year. One of the dishes we decided to order […]

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Farro Salad with Beets and Carrots. Inspired by Eat Restaurant, Greenpoint.

January 3, 2013

As I dive back into the swing of things, it’s nice to look back on my holiday time and appreciate how restorative it was. Restoration came in the form of quality time with dear friends, lots of wandering around random NYC neighborhoods, and nourishing food. One particular evening combined all three of these things. It […]

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Grape, Avocado, and Baby Kale Salad with Quinoa

April 20, 2012

Happy Friday! I’d say TGIF and all that, but this will be a weekend of Orgo, Orgo, and more Orgo. So I’ll just say TGMEWBOS (thank God Monday’s exam will be over soon). Yesterday, we talked about making veganism accessible with easy, elegant, and healthful recipes. My reader Fiona pointed out that veganism isn’t always […]

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Recipe Re-Dos: Buckwheat Quinoa Pancakes with Pumpkin Cream OR Beet and Berry Sauce; Beet Granola

March 30, 2012

Whenever I counsel people on the road to becoming a home cook, I make sure to say “if you’re not making mistakes, you’re not cooking.” What a lot of people tend to forget about food bloggers is that we, too, make a ton of mistakes as we develop and execute recipes. If we didn’t, we […]

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Beet n’ Berry Smoothie

March 16, 2012

Yesterday, after posting a scrumptious new recipe beet and hemp granola, I warned you that you’d soon be seeing another recipe that made sneaky use of beets. Why? Because beets are delicious, filled with antioxidants, and in spite of that a lot of people have a slight or a strong aversion to them (Valerie, I’m […]

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