Bone broth is excellent for making soups, stews, sauces, and sautés. If you are on a paleo or AIP diet, bone broth is often recommended for sipping in between meals for extra nutrition.
Golden beets are beautiful and sweet, and according to some sources are much lower in starch than their red cousins. So if you are reducing starch in your diet for health reasons, golden beets are OK! Also, red beets are a pain with their sheer redness, which gets all over everything in your kitchen. I’ve already got stains on everything from all the turmeric I’m consuming, and add the red “blood” from beets and I’ve got sunset-colored cutting boards and wood-handled knives, not to mention my hands… Ah the price for health. But I digress…
Beets can be divided into three uniquely useful parts: the roots, the stems, and the leaves.
Roots: The root bulb is the most deliciously sweet part of the plant. The easiest way to cook the beet root is in foil packets on your grill (btw you can skip the peeling step and eat them with the peel on). Another way is to simply peel them and steam them, then drizzle with a little olive oil and salt and serve warm. Continue reading “Beets – A Lesson in Frugality”
Homemade vinaigrette is so much more flavorful than either bottled or packaged. The one downside is that you need to shake it up every time you pour it. Pre-packaged dressings have added emulsifiers to make the ingredients “stick together.” But I prefer to not consume chemicals with my food so I’m OK with shaking the bottle once in a while!
This is a variation on my original recipe, this time using fresh lemon juice instead of vinegar, going lighter on the seasonings, and adding cilantro and parsley to the mix. Continue reading “Lemon Cilantro Vinaigrette”
Yes, it tastes as good as it looks, and no added sugar!
1/2 C melon, chopped (or apple, including peel)
1 dozen red grapes
1/2 stalk celery with leaves
1 small piece of lime or lemon
1/2 fresh beet
1/2 banana Continue reading “Beet Ginger Smoothie”
If you have a peanut allergy in your house you can switch the Thai peanut sauce for any other kind of Thai cooking sauce without peanuts.