Beets

It's a real stunner of a root vegetable.
This year's Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco was different. Instead of the craziness of fads that come and go, the show proved that the desires and choices of the American consumer have been consolidated and some trends might be here to stay.
My latest pregnancy craving is all things Greek. I had some beets, cucumbers and feta cheese in the fridge that I wanted to use. One small note about that...any time you mix beets with a pale-colored food, there will be pink staining. This might seem odd to some people. But as it turns out, pink food can be delicious! Ha!
I can't believe how my basil is thriving these days. I'm usually a basil killer! To celebrate the verdancy of my favorite herb, I put together a refreshing and simple Basil Beet Salad.
Did you make a New Year's resolution that you'd eat no meat, or try to cut down? Well I just made a nice short video about how to make a beet carpaccio to die for -- plus a bunch of other tips!
Not to worry. Certain "brain foods" can help nourish this precious organ by protecting it from degeneration, helping to boost mood, and sustaining cognitive function, even as we age. Here are some of the top brain foods and what research says about them.
And maybe some chocolate milk while you're at it.
This nutritiously easy 4-ingredient summer salad can be made in less than 5 minutes, which is why I have added it to our