Makes 10 cups of chili Ingredients 1 ½ quarts tomatoes, diced 1 cups Jacob’s cattle beans* ½ cups black turtle beans* 1 cup carrots or winter squash, chopped 1 cup parsnips, chopped ½ cup onion, diced 1 tbsp. fresh garlic, minced 1 ½ tbsp. maple syrup 1 ½ tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. oregano ½ […]

Beans are a good source of protein, vitamin B9 (folic acid) and the mineral potassium. They also contain vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin) and C and the minerals magnesium and iron. Ingredients 1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained (15 oz.)* 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained (15 oz.)* 1 can black beans, rinsed […]

April’s “Harvest of the Month” is beans! Beans are a good source of protein, vitamin B9 (folic acid) and the mineral potassium. They also contain vitamins A, B1 (thiamine), B3 (niacin) and C and the minerals magnesium and iron. Chickpea, Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Chip Cookie (Makes 12 cookies) Ingredients 1 ¼ cups chickpeas* ⅔ cup […]

Yield: 4-6 servings Ingredients 2 lbs of root vegetables: beets, rutabagas, carrots, celeriac, parsnips, potatoes, turnips, sweet potatoes 2 tablespoons olive oil (or canola) 2 cloves garlic, minced (or ½ tsp. garlic powder) Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Preheat oven to 425°F. Scrub veggies—you don’t need to peel them, just trim off any rough ends. Cut […]

Makes 4-6 servings Ingredients 2 beets 2 carrots 1 cup shredded cabbage Ingredients for Dressing 6 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 teaspoons honey 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger or ⅓ teaspoon dried ginger 1 teaspoon dijon mustard ½ teaspoon garlic Salt and pepper, to taste Instructions Clean and grate vegetables, keeping beets separate. There is no need to peel, just scrub! […]

Ingredients 3 lbs beets (scrubbed and trimmed, leaving 1 inch of stems attached) ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey 2 tablespoons olive oil (or canola) ½ teaspoon dried thyme, or 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme (optional) Instructions In a large pot (or divided between two pots), cover beets with lightly salted water by 1 inch. Cover and […]

Turn the “beet” around! Why? Well, beets are a great source of folate and betaine, two nutrients that work together to lower your blood levels of homocysteine. That’s an inflammatory compound that can damage arteries and increase risk of heart disease. The natural pigments in beets, which are called betacyanins, have been proven to be potent cancer fighters.       […]