A while back, my husband sent me an article entitled, “These Foods Are the Closest You’ll Get to Immortality” that highlighted six foods. It said, “Want to look young forever? Eat the right foods. When we follow a diet that’s rich with a variety of high-quality foods that contain antioxidants, healthy fats, water, and different nutrients, our body will show its appreciation through its largest organ: our skin.” Who doesn’t want pretty, glowing, amazing skin? Read on for the perfect recipe that incorporates 5 of the 6 foods.
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After 6 months of writing and cooking for my new cookbook, I am happy to say I put it to bed! It will be coming out in May 2021. As we get closer, I will share more details but now that it’s done, I can finally dive into all of the new vegan titles that have come out in the last few months. And I am super excited about The Plant Protein Revolution Cookbook: Supercharge Your Body with More Than 85 Delicious Vegan Recipes Made with Protein-Rich Plant-Based Ingredients by Robin Robertson! This book is fantastic and timely and packed with recipes that answer the age old question, “But, where do you get your protein?”
It has been a long time (3 years?!) since I posted what I like to call a Blue Plate Special – a plate of goodness that usually includes a protein like tofu, tempeh or beans, and two or three sides. I have made so many over the years and they are on full repeat in my kitchen that I didn’t think I could come up with another combo. But I have and it’s a good one!
We went up to the Kingston Farmer’s Market last month and I was so happy to pick up a bunch of garlic scapes. They are one of my favorite seasonal offerings – the other is ramps but sadly, I missed them this year – and I brought them home and rationed them for as long as I could. Here’s what I made!
Beans. We eat beans all the time. And by that I mean mostly garbanzo beans (aka chickpeas), kidney beans, and black beans. I get them in the bulk section dry and make batches regularly to have on hand and to store in the freezer. But, during the pandemic, I started ordering from a little vegan grocer downtown called Orchard Grocer. They have all kinds of awesome products, pantry staples and items I can’t get locally. The last time I ordered, I spied Rancho Gordo beans on their list and ordered mayocoba and flageolet beans without knowing anything about them. Hello? Where have these beans been all my life??