Review Category : Food

I have a major thing for massaged kale. Why? Aside from being delicious, it’s a fun hands-on dish, and my hands always feel extra soft when I’m done, thanks to all of those nice oils. Once massaged, kale turns from tough and bitter to silky and sweet- but who doesn’t after a good massage? It almost seems wilted. The reason this happens is because as you rub-a-dub, you’re actually breaking down the veggie’s tough cellulose structure. Science!

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It’s 2015! Hoorah! As everyone scuttles around renewing gym memberships and promising to make good on their resolutions this year, you should consider getting in the kitchen to make some soup. This southwest style black bean soup is equal parts simple and satisfying. Enjoy with tortilla chips and a fuckload of guac!

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It’s official! The advanced copies of The Lusty Vegan book are here! Right this second, I have a fresh copy nestled into my lap, and I’m petting it like a kitten.

Even more exciting is the fantastic tour Ayinde and I are rolling out this fall. Our first stop? New York City of course.

On October 15 and 16—yep, that’s right, two nights!–we will be hosting a culinary art installation at Suite ThreeOhSix at 7:30 pm.

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So you’re vegan, and your partner isn’t. Or maybe your an omnivore, or a vegetarian, and your partner is a vegan. Or maybe you’re an everything eater and your partner is gluten-free. Or maybe you’re gluten-free and your partner is allergic to nuts, or soy, or dairy, or…

See where I’m going with this? Sometimes our dietary restrictions (and ethical POVs) just don’t match up with the views of the people we like to spend our time with.

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I ate mine over greens. Manfriend had pasta.

I ate mine over greens. Manfriend had pasta.

Fall is nearly here. While it’s still balmy in Hawai’i, my East Coast heart must be able to feel the chill from 5000 miles away. Last week I was craving something hearty. Something…stewy. Something tomatoey. Here is what I came up with!

Lentil Bolognese

  • 1 cup uncooked green lentils
  • 2 cups veggie stock or water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 1 small carrot, diced small
  • 1 stalk celery, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup good red wine. (If you wouldn’t drink it, don’t cook with it.)
  • 8 oz pasta. Choose your fav!
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