Maple-Glazed Root Vegetables

Monthly Archives: December 2013

Maple-Glazed Root Vegetables

Marshmallows and brown sugar? Humor me, and try this instead. The variety of root vegetables in this dish mean more interesting flavors (and more nutrition). Parsnips are earthy and sweet, ┬áless starchy than potatoes, and rich in fiber. Maple syrup is considered a superfood, with over 80 nutrients, including manganese and zinc. Plus it tastes Continue Reading

You FINISHED STRONG!

We’re all a little sad here at AFF, because today we took down the FINISH STRONG charts. After six exciting weeks, our challenge has finally come to a close. And you all kicked some serious AFF. We had 93 participants, 46 of which reached the original goal of 15 visits in 6 weeks. 24 of Continue Reading

It’s Pecan Pie, Honey.

This week’s recipe is not my own – it comes from Cathie Osada of Osada Bee Farms, and ran in the Mountain Xpress recently. I’d been planning to make over a pecan pie recipe using natural sweetener. The problem with baked recipes, though, is that you can’t tell how a recipe will turn out until Continue Reading

Holiday Recipe Makeover: Green Bean Casserole

Oh, it’s happening. I’m gong to create an unprocessed, super-fresh version of this holiday favorite. In my opinion, there’s nothing sadder than taking a perfectly good vegetable, cooking the snot out of it, then covering it in fake cream. HOWEVER. Y’all love this dish, and my makeover is going to stay true to the original Continue Reading

Holiday Recipe Kickoff

This month, I’m on a mission: to show you how to create healthy, delicious versions of your favorite holiday dishes. Throughout December, submit your recipes to sam@ashevillefitspine.com. PLEASE INCLUDE A PICTURE OF YOURSELF (and of the dish, if you have one). Each week, I’ll choose one of your recipes to feature on the blog – Continue Reading