ABOUT BEETNIK RECIPES

BEET is a modern vegetarian philosophy and lifestyle. At it’s core is the same fundamental philosophy of the Beat movement: bettering ones inner self above superficial and materialistic matters.

There are many reasons for being a vegetarian: financial, political, health, emotional, peer pressure, etc. However, most vegetarians have made a conscious decision to become vegetarian, at least in part, in order to improve their own psyches. It might be their way of saving a few animals’ lives or of “sticking it” to the capitalistic meat production conglomerates – but either way, it feels good!

This website is focused on carrying that experience into the kitchen. Being vegetarian is a good thing, so making and eating the food should be an enjoyable experience. The food should be good for both your body and soul. (Consequently, I use as fresh, organic and unprocessed ingredients as possible and I strongly suggest you do the same, no matter what you are cooking.)

BEETNIK Recipes takes a look at a wide range of vegetarian ingredients and recipes, in hopes of discovering and sharing feel-good food for all tastes and occasions. While this website focuses on bringing diversity and quality to the reader, the posts will tend to feature dishes that defy traditional cooking standards of beauty. You will see a lot of browns and gritty textures. One of the strengths of vegetarian food is that it is of the earth. I want to highlight that connection in my cooking, celebrating the earth as much as possible.

I think the best way to describe the food featured on this website is to quote Jack Kerouac in describing the Beat movement:

“ragged, beatific, beautiful in an ugly graceful new way.”

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