Fresh, dirty, and colorful. I’m talking about beets. I’ve found that beets are one of those ingredients, like cilantro, people either love or hate. I happen to be a lover and right now have them straight from our garden. In rare form to find recipes, I of course cruised the internet. I’m sharing recipes from Sprouted Kitchen for Beet Green Salad (tweaked only slightly and renamed) and from Simply Recipes for Beet Hummus. Aside from the thrill of knowing I’ll soon be eating beets, the two recipes compliment each other by sharing most of the same ingredients like tahini, lemon juice, and…beets! So, prep your beets and enjoy them two ways. I think those with beet bounty from either a garden or CSA box, will really love these recipes.
I saw a hummingbird this morning. The hummingbirds are back which of course made me think of Bird Bars. Let me explain. A few years ago, I tasted a KIND Almond & Apricot bar and was transported. It was everything I wanted in a snack: lightly sweet, chewy fruit and nutty crunch. It tasted exactly like the almonds, apricots, honey and coconut in its grand total of only 8 ingredients. My first thought was, “I can make this”! And I was off on my next recipe quest.