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Amaranth Porridge with Caramelized Bananas and Pecans

I gravitate towards the savory breakfast, even to the point of eating leftover dinner in place of waffles, pancakes, or sweet porridges. However, sometimes my sweet tooth gets the best of me. Luckily, I can make a mean bowl of breakfast porridge and amaranth is one of the ways to my sweet-breakfast heart. Amaranth Porridge...

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Sunflower Carrot Risotto with Hazelnut-Pea Shoots

This dish rings in spring in the best way possible. A creamy carrot-sunflower puree helps keep the risotto vegan while the fresh pea shoots bring the greens.  Making a creamy carrot risotto While I love making a delicious, cheese-based risotto, there’s something magical about taking this classic dish and making it vegan. My first attempts...

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Avocado Egg Sandwich with Hummus

When you live in a household that’s favorite meal is breakfast, creativity knows no bounds. This egg sandwich is the perfect breakfast treat and I’ve even been known to wrap it up and take it on the road. Fried Egg Sandwich: the beginning I love a good breakfast egg sandwich but anytime I’m out and...

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Garlicky Beets with Dill Bean Puree

I wish I had a sexier name for this dish but when you start combining things into a dish that really doesn’t have a name like ‘taco’ or ‘grain bowl’, a name with all the ingredients is the best I can do. However, it’s delicious. We’ve eaten it as a side but I’ve also been...

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Real Food Scoop | No. 20

Momentum is building against big chemical companies with yet another blow against Bayer-Monsanto.   In the second lawsuit against Monsanto (now owned by Bayer), Edwin Hardeman, a 70-year old man, claimed that his use of the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killer Roundup was the main cause of his Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. On March 19, a six-person jury ruled... Read more »

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Broccoli Salad with Couscous and Tahini Dressing

Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. The Brassicas For these types of salads, I would typically use cauliflower. However, I wanted to keep the color vibrant. The broccoli provides that and I love the texture of the roasted broccoli. Of course, you could always mix in cauliflower, romesco, or even...

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Herby Kale Omelette with Manchego Cheese

Green Sauce When it comes to experimenting with recipes, sauces are up there as a favorite. It can be easy to completely shift a dish (or many dishes) with one simple sauce. I don’t use a lot of kale outside of a few recipes but using it in sauces ensures I use it all before...

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Food at the Heart of a Green New Deal

As bright minds dig into the details of this proposal, it’s critical to keep in mind the role of food production in the climate crisis.   By Anna Lappé, Earth Island Journal 2009. That was the last year there was any significant legislation on the table to confront the climate crisis barreling down on us.... Read more »

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Sweet Potato Pasta with Vegan Walnut Cream Sauce

As we wait patiently (or not so patiently) for spring, I’m sharing what feels like a bit of a last-hurrah for winter recipes. This pasta with walnut cream sauce came out of one of my instagram recipes. People liked it so much, I felt like it deserved a place on the site. It’s rich sauce...

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Lentil Rotini with Garlicky Kale and Goat Cheese Sauce

Post sponsored by Barilla. See below for more details. Before spring starts to show, I wanted to share one last cozy pasta meal. This lentil rotini pasta features easy garlicky kale, a no-cook goat cheese sauce, and Barilla Red Lentil Rotini. The spirals in the rotini are perfect for soaking up that saucy-goodness! All the...

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Pinto Bean Sweet Potato Enchiladas

I’ve shared these a few times on instagram and now I’ve finally put pen to paper to write the recipe. These sweet potato enchiladas are about the most comforting meal I cook, without an overload of cheese. The sweet potato and beans provide the filling while and easy homemade enchilada sauce brings it all together....

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As Awareness Grows About Food’s Role In Climate Change, What Solutions Exist?

After a decade of work to connect food and climate, four experts say the link is being made, but much work remains to be done. by Civil Eats Over the past 10 years, we have seen a tidal shift in awareness about the dangers that climate change poses, and the fact that it’s only going... Read more »

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Real Food Scoop | No. 19

“Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality.” – Malcolm X   Having control over a piece of land can allow you to grow your own food, generate some income, have a place to call home, and organize your community. But Black... Read more »

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Roasted Chipotle Sweet Potato and Sorghum Salad

Sorghum Salads I realize sorghum is not your every-day grain but I love showcasing recipes to try and get it used a little more in the kitchen. The flavor isn’t big but it does provide a little warmth to a dish. I find, my usage of sorghum is more about texture. Sorghum has a similar...

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Fried Egg Cauliflower Grain Bowl

Post sponsored by Pete and Gerry’s Organic Eggs. See below for more details. It is really amazing that I do not have more grain bowl recipes on this site. A grain bowl is by far the biggest staple meal for our family. Need a filling breakfast? Grain bowl! How about a last-minute dinner made from...

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Vegan Baked Beans on Toast

For whatever reason, I feel like I’ve made it my mission to share the joy of beans on toast. I realize, it’s a bit of a funny mission. However, beans on toast is a magical thing and if you like beans, you should eat them on toast. Growing up in the midwest, baked beans were...

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Real Food Scoop | No. 18

La Morada is not just a restaurant—it is a beacon in the South Bronx. Signs on the wall read “No More Deportations” and “Black Lives Matter.”   Guest editorial by Alyshia Gálvez, author of Eating NAFTA, a Real Food Reads featured book Owned and operated by Oaxaca-born, Mixtec speakers Natalia Mendez and Antonio Saavedra, and... Read more »

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What the Pesticides in Our Urine Tells Us About Organic Food

A study helps answer a question many of us ask when deciding whether to buy organic food: does it really make a difference?   by Kendra Klein and Anna Lappé, The Guardian   hen Andreina Febres, a mother of two living in Oakland, California, signed up for a study evaluating whether an organic diet could make... Read more »

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Organic For All

Groundbreaking study on organic food and protecting ourselves from pesticides    by Anna Lappé     Colleagues from Friends of the Earth, in partnership with UC Berkeley, UC San Francisco, and Commonweal Institute have just published a study that tested for pesticides in the bodies of four families across the country on a diet of non-organic food who... Read more »

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Roasted Sweet Potato Baked Eggs

Some recipes are born from a love of making some of my recipes easier. I love to whip up a good quiche or frittata but sometimes I like to keep things simple (really simple). This baked egg dish is about as easy as it gets, once you get quick at dicing. The Sweet Potatoes Don’t...

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5 Ways to Cook Vegetables

Preparing vegetables will always demand some extra time and care. However, these days we’re all trying to get more vegetables into our daily lives. Knowing more general ways to cook them only works in our favor. The transformation from raw to cooked never ceases to inspire and once you learn the overall cooking processes, you...

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Kabocha Ricotta Pancakes

During February, I start to get the itch. While it’s still snowing in many parts of the country, the Central Valley in California transitions into spring. And I really shouldn’t even say transition. It’s more you wake up one morning and there are blooms on the trees and flowers everywhere. And so, I start impatiently...

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Ginger Sweet Potato Soup with Crispy Farro

Post sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. See below for more details. I feel like not much needs said beyond winter and soup. It’s almost a testament to how creative one can be during the cooler months: just how many different soups can I make? This sweet potato soup is minimal on ingredients but features one...

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Black Olive Red Lentil Pasta

Post sponsored by Barilla. See below for more details. When it comes to vegetarian pasta dishes, it can feel a bit harder to get protein into the meals. I typically opt for making a side salad loaded with chickpeas and occasionally I’ll make a version of lentil Bolognese. However, sometimes I just want a simple,...

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Winter Date-Night Dinner Ideas

In the grand scheme of weeks, my husband and I don’t get out very much. We work, we hang out with our son, we repeat. However, our times after our son goes to bed are ones we cherish. It’s the time we unwind. The time we connect with each other about our day. That time...

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Chickpea Casarecce Pasta with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chimichurri

Post sponsored by Barilla. See below for more details. When it comes to pasta in the winter, I tend towards pasta with cream sauces or loaded up on cheese. It’s a hold-over from all those snowy days in the Midwest. However, now I occasionally opt for something I can throw in the car for a...

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Chickpea Crepes with Roasted Vegetables and Chipotle Compound Butter

I love recipes like this one. There are three components, all in their own way delicious and solid. Straight-forward roasted vegetables look like the star but I actually think it’s the chickpea crepes and the chipotle compound butter. Compound butter and do a little dance There’s nothing quite like compound butter. Butter is pretty fantastic...

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5 Ways to Cook Vegetables

Preparing vegetables will always demand some extra time and care. However, these days we’re all trying to get more vegetables into our daily lives. Knowing more general ways to cook them only works in our favor. The transformation from raw to cooked never ceases to inspire and once you learn the overall cooking processes, you...

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Saving the season: Lemons

There’s nothing quite like having an abundance of citrus. I think it accounts for about 50% of all joy during the winter months. The pucker-inducing flavor, the vibrant color, the bright fragrance: there’s nothing quite like it. And, if you’re like me, you like to have some of these flavors year-round. I use lime/lemons in...

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5 Tips for Eating More Plant-Based Recipes

While I’m not a fan of ‘let’s change something major at the first of the year’ mentality, I do believe there is benefit in setting a few small intentions for the upcoming months. When I talk to people about this, something around food always comes up, usually with an emphasis on eating more vegetables. Given...

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The idea behind the diet is to replace two daily meals with jars of homemade pureed baby food or store bought jars. The third meal of the day is to remain low calorie and small. The daily calorie restrictions are said to be 600 calories or less. The diet is not meant to be on for months at a time, rather 7 days maximum. The purpose is to rid your body of toxins and cravings of unhealthy foods.

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  • Peanut Butter Fudge Protein Energy Balls

    Kids need a quick boost of whole food protein? Two of these fudgy energy balls provide 8 grams of plant protein with NO powders in sight. When it comes to high-energy snacks for kids, we have demands. We want whole foods. We want protein. Not a crazy amount of sugar, please. Also healthy fats. And […]

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  • Should You Buy Fitness Trackers for Your Kids?

    The fitness tracker trend is in full swing. But are they right for kids? Learn why you might want to measure kids’ activity levels–and when you shouldn’t. Seeing fitness trackers everywhere? That’s no surprise. Between 20-40% of American adults use “wearable fitness devices” or fitness trackers, and the trend is expanding to include kids, too. […]

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  • Healthy Yogurt Parfait

    Parfait might sound like a decadent dessert, but with a few small tweaks you can serve this treat for a nutritious breakfast or an after-school snack. Scroll to learn all the tips and tricks, plus the best ingredients for the most delectable yogurt parfait. Parfait has a secret. No: two secrets. The first is that […]

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  • 20 Healthy Fruit Desserts

    Fresh fruit makes dessert special by adding color, flavor, and nutrition! Delight your kids with these 20 healthy fruit desserts that are simple to make, too.  You’ve just cleared the dinner dishes, and now your kids are clamoring for dessert. What to serve, what to serve? Read on to learn the four reasons we love […]

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  • Is Meal Planning for Unicorns?

    Does “meal planning” sound like the very definition of something time-consuming and unattainable? Here’s another way to think about it. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Work. Chores. Kids’ activities. Doctor’s appointments. Bedtime routines. Chores (again.) The pressure of modern family life is real. And while voices all across the internet are urging you to “start meal planning,” […]

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