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comfort food

17 Nov
green chile chicken soup

the best comfort on a cold day

Winter begins to gnash its icy teeth at our doors again. Though we enjoy 320+ days of sunshine per year here in southern NM, heavy grey clouds shroud the Organ Mountains on stormy winter days. A mournful wind hurries yellow leaves through quiet streets, and the crisp morning greets me with its steamy breath. And I, like many people this time of year, crave comfort food. Continue reading


Masoor Dāl

15 Nov

curry lentils from IndiaOne of the main obstacles for beginning a vegan or vegetarian lifestyle is obtaining sufficient protein without relying on animal sources. Vegetarians in India (as well as throughout much of the world) have long relied on lentils (or, in Hindi, Dāl) to provide essential protein.

Lentils are not only a low-fat, low-calorie source protein (about 26% protein and 1% fat, and only 230 calories in a cup of cooked lentils), but also contain high levels of dietary fiber, folate, and iron. Continue reading

whole grain black bean summer salad

19 Jul
summer salad with quinoa and bulgur

Whole Grain Black Bean Summer Salad

Living in southern New Mexico, where the summer temps often exceed 100 degrees, I am always looking for recipes meant to be served cold. I ran across a variation of this recipe, and tailored it to suit my own tastes and available ingredients from my garden.

This is a delicious and healthy summer side dish. It is 100% vegan, high in protein, and provides plenty of dietary fiber. Try it. You’ll like it. Continue reading

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