This is one of those dishes people will eat and say "If everything tasted like this I'd be vegan too!" It's a crowd pleaser and a very satisfying salad that makes a great side dish for pasta with red sauce or quinoa. 3 servings. 10 min prep time. 1 ripe avocado sliced into small chunks 1 15 oz. can of red beans (rinsed) or 1 and 3/4 cups of cooked red beans juice from half of a lime 1 dash of salt 1 cup of raw spinach chopped 1/4 cup of finely chopped green onions 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes Combine the avocado,

Satisfying golden polenta will make you forget eggs for breakfast was ever a thing. Tempeh adds nuttiness and just enough protein along with vibrant blanched greens. Probiotic ruby red sauerkraut tops it off and makes your gut bacteria sing. Prep and cooking time: 25 min. Serves 3-4 people. Ingredients1 cup yellow corn grits (or pre-made polenta)1/2 tsp sea salt1/8 cup brown rice syrup or maple syrupoptional secret ingredient from The Great Life Cookbook: 1/2 Tbsp white miso8 dino kale leaves3 tbps vegetable broth or 1 tbsp vegetable oil8 oz of tempehA splash of umeboshi plum vinegar or other delicious vinegarA splash of gluten-free soy sauce1/4

Click play to watch this video of the seasons passing outside my windows paired with Rumi's Poems and the haunting 15th century song "Lamma Bada".   And here are some dance poems by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, the insightful 13th century Persian Poet, Sufi Mystic, & Islamic Scholar The Dancing Cry Of The Soul Come to me, and I shall dance with you In the temples, on the beaches, through the crowded streets

His name was wind. He stood by the lake in the dark, regretting everything. He is 20. He has been married for 3 years, and his father is ill. Wind is becoming an old man at 20 years old He talks of no freedom. He says I am especially lucky Being a woman born outside of caste Whole castes of women are forbidden to have cell phones. College girls are not allowed to take selfies on campus If he leaves, his family will bear shame. If he stays, he is trapped. What to do? -Written in Pushkar in February 2017

The Kalbelia Queen Looks Bored Her child shuffles on the roof He slides around on the seat of his pants She says he doesn’t walk unless someone is helping him She is pregnant. She stomps the marble floor like she is slapping a man’s face with her foot Her hands are flowers She reaches in and out. Inviting and denying entry to her gypsy world She tickles the sky and sweeps the ground with her face I want to go to the tents. I want to see where music is born. A Trip to the Tents on the Edge of Pushkar It looks as if they are just passing through. Even after 20 years have passed. Their

This is a work in progress :) Myth: You must refrigerate rice after you cook it Fact: Even in tropical climates like Thailand and Indonesia, cooked rice is left out and unrefrigerated over night. It's just covered or put in a food safe so that pests don't get in.

Cereal and milk are very different beasts. Ditch the dairy and replace it with coconut water and applesauce in for a fast vegan breakfast of delicious granola. Hint: orange juice or room temperature water do the trick as well.1/2 cup granola or other cereal1/4 cup coconut water1/2 cup applesaucetop with roasted nuts and seeds (optional)It may seem silly to have a recipe for this, but it is also silly to keep consuming milk! Right? Think creatively. There are healthy delicious options all around.

I love tofu scramble for breakfast or brunch. But sometimes I feel like it's way too much tofu and not enough whole grains. That's why I add brown rice and make this dish truly kick-ass.1 tsp sesame oil and vegetable oil (any combination) OR 1 tbsp vegetable broth1 block firm tofu (12-14 oz) crumbled1/4 onion chopped1 clove garlic crushed1/4 tsp of turmeric1 1/2 cups leftover cooked brown rice1 medium carrot chopped1/2 cup mushrooms chopped1 cup broccoli chopped1 tbsp soy sauce1 tsp rice vinegar1 green onion chopped (optional for garnish)sliced cucumber (optional for garnish)2 slices of whole grain toast (optional side)Start heating up a