As mentioned in a previous post, I’m trying to work more veggies into my smoothies this year. I decided to give beets a try, since, while they do have a certain earthiness about them, they also have a sweetness. The main hassle with this smoothie is that you’ll need to roast your beets the night before since they can take a long time to fully cook. Alternately you could use canned beets, but still without cooking them first you risk them retaining a bit of can flavor. While this smoothie may not be the sweetest, between the beet and nuts it may be one of the healthiest. And certainly one of the prettiest in color.
Easter is supposed to be a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. It’s also a time of year when people dole out copious amounts of chocolate and sugar to kids to celebrate a carpenter coming back from the dead 2000 years ago. I don’t see the connection. Nonetheless, Easter is a pleasant holiday and important day for both Christians and worshipers of the Easter Bunny. Perhaps the most common tradition is dyeing eggs. Most people do so using the preset color kits you buy from the grocery store which range from simple color tabs that cost a handful of pocket change, to elaborate setups involving paintbrushes, stickers, foil and other craft standbys. Most if not all of these kits use artificial dyes that are effective, but are made in gigantic factories from chemical compounds and broken dreams. Hell, red dyes are barely existent nowadays on account of the fact they just straight up caused cancer. Never fear however, as there are certainly natural alternatives to cancer eggs! And by alternative I mean the way people dyed eggs for centuries until being replaced with harsh dyes.