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Roasted Beet and Herbed Vegan Ricotta Crostini

Looking for a healthy appetizer option? This roasted beet crostini includes a homemade herbed vegan “ricotta” cheese for a dairy-free, nutritious appetizer. A balsamic reduction and honey drizzle makes for the perfect bite. Can we just discuss the fact that roasted beets are basically candy? Okay, maybe not for beet naysayers, but for me, a …

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Tropical Rainbow Vegetable “Rice” with Pineapple Coconut Tahini

You guys, this is CRAAAAAZY (<- said like Jennifer Lawrence during the diner scene in Silver Lining’s Playbook) (<- okay, maybe not that intense), but bear with me. I’ve been thinking a lot about vegetables lately. Surprised? Out of a need for more creativity in the kitchen, a craving for something tropical, and the new-found desire …

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Roasted Root Vegetable Buddha Bowls with Maple Cinnamon Tahini Dressing

Roasted Root Vegetable Buddha Bowls with Maple Cinnamon Tahini Dressing…a.k.a. this blog’s signature Buddha Bowl. Das Buddha Bowl! If you’re new to the concept, a Buddha bowl, no sweat! Buddha bowls are basically a macrobiotic bowl of a variety of vegetables – both raw ans cooked. They typically include a mixture of greens (spinach, kale, …

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Sliced Chioggia Beet Salad with Parsley Pesto and Goat Cheese

Glorious day, Chioggia beets! Have you ever seen one?  Finding a Chioggia beet is the equivalent of spotting a two-headed komodo dragon window shopping on the streets of San Francisco. You know you can always find realistic and accurate similes here at hometown The Roasted Root. Chioggia beets have pink skin, and when you slice …

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Beet, Turmeric, and Mango Smoothie

A detoxifying mango smoothie with golden beets and turmeric – packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. And all the fiber.   My local grocery store doesn’t normally carry fresh turmeric, so when I spied it next to the ginger, I busted out the Carlton. ^^^ That’s turmeric. It looks like ginger got frisky with a …

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