How The Ladies Behind Dimes Do Healthy Munchies
For our column Healthy Munchies, we ask our fave foodies to share alternatives to the usual stoner snacks. Flaming Hot Cheetos, considered yourself warned. This week we’ve hit up the ladies behind Dimes restaurant in New York City.
Since making their debut on the Downtown NYC food scene in 2013, Alissa Wagner and Sabrina De Sousa have subtly shifted the dining landscape. With a menu that brings a novel yet unfussy approach to veggie-centric cooking, Dimes has shown that eating clean and being cool can casually coexist. Riding the wave of foodie and fashion critical acclaim, the duo has expanded their dining empire to include the Dimes Deli take-out joint and the Dimes grocery and natural beauty shop. From selling fresh produce at their newly-opened storefront to creating an in-house wellness line—that includes the vibes cleansing Palo Santo sticks, cedar-scented candles and refreshing rose water spray—De Sousa and Wagner promote a holistic approach to clean living, inside and out. Below, De Sousa and Wagner share their Spicy Beet Spread recipe, a great dip to pair with veggies, crackers, and breads.
Spicy Beet Spread
1 lb red beets, roughly chopped into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons plain unsweetened yogurt, greek or creamy salt to taste
1. Place beets in a medium saucepan and cover completely with water. Bring to a boil and continue to cook on medium-high heat until very soft when pierced with a fork.
2. Drain beets well over a colander and transfer to the bowl of a food processor along with coconut milk and garlic.
3. Blend until very coarsely pureed.
4. Transfer beets to a medium sized bowl. Fold in red pepper flakes, olive oil, yogurt and salt to taste. Served chilled or at room temperature.