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Black Bean Polenta Bowl

Polenta is simply ground corn which can be cooked in a number of ways. Boiling dry polenta gives you a delicious and creamy porridge - aka, grits. (For more on grits, check out my post on Shrimp and Grits, with a little history of my beloved corn buds). Likewise, polenta is also sold precooked, refrigerated […]

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Black Bean Tempeh Bowls with Sauteed Greens & Seared Tomatoes

I love tempeh and I’m always looking for great ways to use it. Tempeh is simply fermented soy beans. It is high in biologically available protein and is a great source of fiber. Because the beans have been fermented, they are full of healthy bacteria that our intestines need to stay healthy. The greens in […]

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I’m Eating Meat Again…And a Rant on Sustainability

Ah yes, I’m eating meat again. Once in awhile that is. With my heavy plant-based diet, there’s room for some sustainably grown meat every now and then. Afterall, we are omnivores by nature.   Animals raised locally without antibiotics and in humane conditions appears to be a healthier practice than the conventional CAFO (concentrated animal […]

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Tempeh & Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers were a common meal throughout my childhood. My mom used to stuff green peppers with ground beef, onion, garlic, spices and probably some other ingredients I am leaving out (Mom, if you’re out there, leave a comment and correct me on this one). To switch up the dish a bit, this version uses […]

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Not Your Momma’s Tuna Salad Sandwich

Canned tuna doused in mayo is so 1950′s. Don’t get me wrong, I like a little mayo with my tuna every now and then, but too much of a good thing ends up not being such a good thing. I like to use a little olive oil and mustard instead. Throw in some capers, diced […]

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Sweet Potato Gnocchi and Balsamic Kale

The enormous bunch of kale in the fridge has been calling my name for days. So tonight, kale is on the menu. As a nice hearty green, it maintains a relatively firm bite once cooked, while also lending some tenderness. He’s a friendly green, that kale - definitely my friend. He’s even friends with the sweet potato; both of […]

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Kale Caesar Salad

Kale has been looking great lately! Rather than using it in my typical stir-fry, I have recently been enjoying it raw – throwing it in sandwiches, eating it in salads, etc. It doesn’t have a bitter, pungent taste that many other raw greens have, and its hearty texture prevents it from wilting when accompanying dressings and sauces. […]

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