The Fresh Beet
Food for Thought

Good Eats from Taste of Charleston 2014

On September 29, 2014

Hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, this years Taste of Charleston took place at the lovely historic Boone Hall Plantation.     With samples of food from 50 of the lowcountry’s… Read More


Homemade Olive Hummus + helpful tips on making your own at home

On September 26, 2014

Ya’ll, this homemade olive hummus is legit. I don’t toot my own horn very often, but for this, I must. I got these meaty, zingy olives from the downtown Charleston farmers market.… Read More

easy sun-dried tomato spread
Recipe Box

Sun-Dried Tomato Spread {Recipe Redux}

On September 22, 2014

For this month’s redux challenge – making or using dehydrated foods – I REALLY wanted to make fruit leather. Unfortunately, I don’t have a dehydrator, I didn’t have much time to use… Read More

apple pumpkin smoothie

Apple Pumpkin Smoothie

On September 21, 2014

It truly feels like fall today in Charleston – at least this morning it did. I woke up to a 64 degree temperature and it couldn’t have been more pleasant. I just… Read More

Tempeh meatballs
Lunch and Dinner

Vegetarian Tempeh Meatballs

On September 20, 2014

Last night I was in the mood for something comforting. A pasta and meatball kind of comfort. I’ve made tempeh meatballs in the past, but I’ve never been satisfied with their moisture level;… Read More

RD food blogger conference
Food for Thought

My Favorite Moments from Blog Brulee

On September 19, 2014

  {My attendance at Blog Brûlée was partially funded by the Sponsors of the event. I was not compensated to write this post} I can remember when Blog Brulee was months away. Now it has… Read More

Food for Thought

Blog Brûlée – setting fire to better blogs

On September 10, 2014

My attendance at the Blog Brûlée is/was partially funded by Sponsors of the Blog Brûlée, and I received a discounted registration to the event in exchange for writing this post. Opinions expressed are… Read More

Recipe Box

Farmer’s Market Friday + 3 Summer Recipes

On September 5, 2014

So I’ve wanted to make this “Farmer’s Market Friday” thing, a thing. I usually go to the market on Saturday, but I’m creating meals from the beautiful produce all week long. Farmer’s… Read More

apricot oat bites
Recipe Box

Sweet Basil Apricot Bites {Recipe Redux}

On August 22, 2014

This month’s Recipe Redux Challenge couldn’t have fit my needs better. It feels like I’ve been in a time crunch ALL month, and thankfully, these bites just took minutes to throw together.… Read More

summer recipe
Lunch and Dinner

Chopped Summer Salad + Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

On August 19, 2014

This chopped salad is a cinch to throw together and includes lots of tasty summer produce: zucchini, corn, bell peppers, basil. Top it off with a sweet and tangy dressing and you’ve… Read More