Posts made in November, 2010

You Can’t Beat Beets!

Posted by on Nov 18, 2010 in Detox, Digestion, Mineral Balance, Salads | 0 comments

You Can’t Beat Beets!

I have bad memories of the lunch ladies in grade school “making” us eat our warm, mushy canned beets. But there is so much more to beets! In the last year, I’ve come to appreciate beets in many forms – raw and shredded in a salad, pickled, roasted, as a fermented beverage called kvass, and sauteed beet greens and garlic with my eggs for breakfast. I grew beets in my garden this year – traditional red beets, golden beets, and white Chiogga beets which, when sliced, look like a bulls-eye. Aside from being beautiful, beets are very healthy! These colorful root...

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Pumpkin Mole

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Condiments & Sauces, Gluten-Free, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pumpkin Mole

On the way home from a Cyclocross race in Astoria a few weeks ago, we stopped by a a restaurant in Seaside where Mark had Chicken Enchiladas with a Pumpkin Mole sauce that was, well, to die for.  I had to recreate it! Mole, a type of Mexican sauce, comes in a variety of flavors and ingredients, with chili peppers as the common factor. Modern “Americanized” moles usually have the spice from the pepper, the sweet from the fruit (blackberry, raspberry, and in our case, pumpkin) and a good hint of chocolate. When I looked online for a healthy pumpkin mole recipe, most contained wheat...

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