So we’ve been busy at The Run Beet

It’s been nearly exactly 9 months plus 11 months since I last updated. In short, our world got thrown into wonderful chaos when this happened: Surprised is not the right word, because no one (at least no one with a solid memory) is ever like HOW DID WE GET PREGNANT?! But, excited plus terrified plus…

Grammy’s Banana Bread (whole wheat, vegan, low sugar)

This Mother’s Day I spent a lot of my time thinking about my grandmother, Jeannine Betsch (nee Morin), who passed away last year. She was an amazing lady who had a killer banana bread recipe. I decided to make her banana bread this morning when I noticed our bananas were a bit past their prime. But,…

Finger-licking, easy, low sugar BBQ Sauce (vegan, GF, allergy friendly)

I’ve adapted this recipe from America’s Test Kitchen’s Paleo-friendly recipe found in their book “Paleo Perfected.”I made the recipe bigger, easier, one pot, and lower in sugar. Their’s was a little complicated, mine is stupid easy. Their’s might make the heavens sing, but with this one you get serenaded by at least one angel…So, I am…

On Becoming a Runner: The first twenty minutes are the hardest

After my medically-induced running hiatus this winter into spring, I am starting to run again, and it is SO painful. My body is woefully out of shape. It reminds me of starting running, and I wanted to share some pearls of wisdom: (1) You DO have a runner’s body Some body types are naturally faster…

On setbacks and finding snapping turtles in duck ponds

I write this while coughing, asthmatically. Setbacks. All. These. Setbacks. When you get them clustered together it feels like a great voice in the sky saying, Just give up, Maryann! And, Sit on the couch and eat chocolate, Deborah, until the pain goes away! And, well, these options are rather alluring until you realize the long-term effects. Last night,…

Vegan High Protein Chocolate Cream Pie (vegan, gluten free)

I like a chocolate cream pie with a nice graham cracker crust, and I’ve been experimenting with how to make this recipe sing–how to make it something that in moderate doses is actually healthy–for a long time. Tonight we celebrate, because I finally got it. The recipe is made with firm tofu, 85% cocoa chocolate, and…

Beet Noodle Salad (GF, vegan)

I was introduced to this yummy dish on Friday by my friend Jocelyn, who does awesome things through her organization SPUR (check SPUR out here). It is simple–just spiralized beets lightly roasted with a quick vinaigrette and some herbs. But, oh, this is so yummy. Also, my obsession with beets should be rather… obvious. Beet Noodle Salad…