I love including grains like millet in a salad because it quickly turns into a very hearty meal that doesn’t leave me wanting for a hunk of bread.  WIN!  And with this particular salad the recipe makes a large serving of garlicky-lemon dressing that the grains soak up.  It’s SO flavorful, if you like garlic and lemon I PROMISE, you’ll love this salad!  Double win if it’s your first introduction to millet, which is a grain I think is underused and underappreciated.  I’m a huge fan.  Hope you love! xx- Sarah  {more after the jump}

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i think sometimes i forget how FREAKING BEAUTIFUL whole foods are.  i mean, look at this plate?!  it’s gorgeous right?  and so simple, packed full of nutrition and flavor.  beats the hell (no pun intended) out of some processed crap that comes out of a box (not sorry kraft).  so let’s do this friends, let’s eat more meals that look like this and none meals that look like this.  ok?  good.  i’m so glad we’re on the same page!

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beet hummus: the best thing since pajama pants on thanksgiving

i know this might not look or sound like the most appealing snack but TRUST ME, it totally is. even lou {who had never met a beet he liked} happily chowed it down. it’s garlicky, a little sweet, and oh so good for you! it’s delicious mixed with salads, on a sourdough baguette, eaten with just a carrot, as a condiment on your veggie sandwich…you really can’t go wrong. i may or may not just eat it by the spoonful when i’m standing in front of the fridge trying to figure out what to make. and on top of all that, it’s easy like kelly taylor. OH SNAP!

the what:

one very large beet (or two medium beets)

2 tablespoons of tahini

2 cups chickpeas

2 medium cloves are garlic

1 small lemon

1 tsp sea salt 

the how:

{this recipe requires a food processor!}


peel and chop beets into medium cubes, put into sauce pan with just enough water to cover beets and simmer until beets can be easily pierced with a fork, then drain the water.

combine beets, chickpeas, garlic, lemon juice, sea salt and tahini in food processor and blend. add a little water if consistency is too thick for your liking.

if you’re not a garlic lover, leave a clove out and maybe add a little extra salt.

serve any of the ways mentioned above. this is a giant batch so get snacking!