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.       […]

Food always tastes better when made with love, so what better way to spend quality time with your significant other than in the kitchen! Not only will cooking as a couple be an enjoyable bonding experience, there is a also delicious meal to be savored! Mealtime is a great opportunity to enjoy each other’s company. […]

This is the perfect snack time spread. Delicious with toasted baguette, crackers, and veggies. If your New Year’s resolution is to snack smarter, this is a great place to start!           Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons garlic clove, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon […]

Ingredients 4 winter squash, halved and seeded (acorn or carnival is a good size, but any will do) 1/2 cup frozen orange juice concentrate (or you can use another citrus juice) 4 tablespoons olive oil, or melted butter or margarine 8 teaspoons maple syrup or brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg (or to taste) 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste) […]

Ingredients 2 pie crusts 1 pound ground pork 1/2 pound ground beef 3 tablespoon chopped onions 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup water 1/8 teaspoon clove 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups mashed potatoes Instructions In a large skillet combine pork, beef, onion, salt, pepper and water. Cook at a simmer for 45 […]