Red and Yellow Beet Root Hummus

Does anyone else gravitate toward warm colors in the summer? Actually, I kind of gravitate toward warm colors all year round. Anyway, this recipe is another beet root hummus. I’m SORRY! I am who I am, and I love pretty hummus. In this recipe, I sauté the beets so they are a bit softer before… Continue reading Red and Yellow Beet Root Hummus

Hibiscus Honey Almond Cookies

This recipe is dedicated to the wonderful hibiscus-infused honey I got from a local festival in my hometown this summer. If y’all have the opportunity, support local farms and buy local, fresh honey. This recipe was also born out of the need to get rid of old bananas, so if you have some overripe bananas… Continue reading Hibiscus Honey Almond Cookies

Chickpea Pancakes

Another day. Another pancake. These ones are made of legumes. This is inspired by the Italian farinata, which is an unleavened pancake made from chickpea flour. The origin of this dish is unknown (to my knowledge), but it is incredibly similar to the Indian dosa. The main difference between these foods is these pancakes are… Continue reading Chickpea Pancakes

Split Pea Curry

I have been experimenting lately with combining traditional American (geographical) ingredients (like tomatillos) with archetypal dishes from other cultures (like an Indian curry). I used the red lentil curry recipe as a starting point, and I replaced the tomatoes with tomatillos. Because of the acidic, sour flavor that dominates in tomatillos, I needed a sweetness… Continue reading Split Pea Curry

Carrot Ginger Soup

This week, I got sick. Again. I feel like this is a common trend these days. The best thing we can do for ourselves is provide the nutrients and care our bodies require to heal. This soup is full of ginger, which warms and soothes the throat and stomach. The carrots and sweet potato provide… Continue reading Carrot Ginger Soup

Beet Root Hummus on Avocado Toast

In the new year, we could all do with some extra color in our foods.  This is a small way to add in some pink to your toast.  Pink is a color that soothes emotions and promotes a state of wellness in the mind, according to psychological research.  These things never hurt in life, so… Continue reading Beet Root Hummus on Avocado Toast

Lentil Soup

Sometimes, you need a sturdy soup with a lot of vegetables and some plant protein in the form of lentils.  They’re delicious so you’re welcome.  Also, this is a great recipe to use up the last of your marinara sauce.  This is a bit of a kitchen sink soup, so add whatever vegetables you have… Continue reading Lentil Soup

Beet and Pumpkin Soup

This soup is gorgeous.  Even though it tastes slightly like beets, it’s worth it for the color.  Make sure to buy a vibrant, orange pumpkin.  The brighter the color, the better the flavor.  I tried this recipe with butternut squash, and it just wasn’t the same.  Just, get the pumpkin. Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil½… Continue reading Beet and Pumpkin Soup

Beet Falafel with Roasted Sweet Potato

Fall is a time of transition.  While warm summer weather begins to subdue, clouds and cold fronts roll in the brisk, winter weather.  This can be reflected in our cooking.  My meals have increasingly become inundated with harvest vegetables, ready to be roasted and baked.  This recipe represents the transitional season of Fall, utilizing the… Continue reading Beet Falafel with Roasted Sweet Potato