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  • Meatless Monday: Tuscan Kale and White Bean Stew with Breadcrumb Topping

    Meatless Monday: Savory Kale, Mushroom and White Bean Stew

    Soups and stews are my wintertime go-tos. I love being able to make a meal and enjoy it again later after the flavors have integrated. Soups and stews fit that bill perfectly.
    Today’s recipe, Tuscan White Bean Stew with Breadcrumb Topping, is warm and savory, but I especially enjoyed the crunch of the breadcrumb topping. I used Great Harvest Multigrain Sourdough bread, but of course you could use any type of bread that suits you, including gluten-free bread. If you are vegan, you can omit the butter and Parmesan cheese.
    Because I don’t have...

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  • Meatless Monday: Chickpea Lentil Quinoa Spinach Stew

    Make a Protein-Rich One-Pot Meal for Meatless Monday
    After a somewhat chaotic, unpredictable holiday schedule, I’m enjoying settling back into “normal” life. One of my favorite relaxation activities—besides practicing asana—is to read cookbooks. I inherited this from my maternal grandmother, who always had a stack of Gourmet magazines on a stool in her kitchen. That same stool now occupies a spot in my own kitchen.

    It turns out that my niece has caught the vegan cooking bug. This year she and her husband sent me a wonderful cookbook that I’d never heard about—Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen. Vegan Richa is actually Richa Hingle...

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  • How Mindfulness Can Help Your New Year Resolutions Stick

    Mindfulness for a New Year
    I want to say at the outset that I’ve never been big on New Year’s resolutions. It’s not that resolving to change old habits and develop new ones is not a worthy endeavor. It is, and I think it’s the most important work of our lives. It’s just that doing it simply because it happens to be the beginning of a new year seems a bit forced to me. I get the logic: new year=clean slate. But just because the calendar has turned over doesn’t mean we’re necessarily ready to change along with it.

    Setting an intention...

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  • Meatless Monday: Hearty Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

    Ready for the Oven

    Meatless Monday: Vegan Shepherd’s Pie
    Temperatures here in Northern Utah have been well below freezing for the past week. Because I live in a drafty old house, I’ve been enjoying adding a little extra heat to my environment by using my oven. In addition, I’ve been enjoying warming my insides eating foods that help create internal heat. Think root veggies and wintry Brussels sprouts.

    For my Christmas dinner contribution I made Shepherd’s Pie. Although Shepherd’s Pie is traditionally a meat-heavy dish, this recipe ditches the beef and instead includes ground up veggie burgers. Using frozen...

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  • Meatless Monday: Chewy Sautéed Tofu

    Meatless Monday: Simple Tofu Preparation for Stir Fries and Beyond
    In 1986, not long after Great Basin National Park was designated as a national park, I traveled there to visit its ancient Bristlecone Pine forest. In order to get there, we had to travel through Utah’s vast west desert. There’s not a whole lot of civilization out there, so when we stopped at a little gas station/convenience store, we decided to snoop around for any possible provisions we might want to add to what we’d brought.

    Eight years earlier I’d stopped eating meat, and in the ensuing years I’d also become wary...

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  • Meatless Monday: Get Your Kale On

    Meatless Monday: Pizza with Kale and Caramelized Onions
    When I was in college at Indiana University, I paid my tuition, housing and expenses from the salary and tips I earned serving at a well-known Bloomington haunt, Mother Bear’s Pizza Barn. Needless to say, I ate a lot of pizza back then. I ate pizza on my shifts, and when I came home, my roommate’s dog would follow me around because my clothing was permeated with pizza scent. When I stopped eating meat in 1978, most restaurants had few to no vegetarian options. Pizza was one of the few foods I could...

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  • Meatless Monday: Pappardelle Pasta with Roasted Butternut Squash

    Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash and Pappardelle Pasta
    I’ll admit I’m a cookbook junkie. I probably inherited this trait from my maternal grandmother, who kept a tall stack of Gourmet magazines on a little bench that I inherited some years ago. She just enjoyed reading them. I’m the same way. I love to read cookbooks, even though I may never get around to making the recipes I read.

    So even with a veritable library of vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, I still wander away and read magazines too. Today’s recipe comes from the September 2015 issue of Vegetarian Times. The original recipe says this...

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  • Meatless Monday: Garlicky Kale with Tahini Dressing

    Garlicky Kale Shown with Fried Green Tomatoes

    Meatless Monday: A Kale Preparation to Die For
    Okay. I admit it. I love kale. I don’t just love it because it’s oh-so-trendy. I’ve grown it and eaten it since the mid-1980s. Maybe I’m just imagining it, but I feel sharper and more alive after I’ve eaten it.

    I also love growing it. It’s a truly sustainable vegetable. A half dozen plants supply me with more then enough kale for myself and my partner, and plenty to share with friends. As long as you don’t pull up the plants, you can break...

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  • Meatless Monday: Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

    Ready for Roasting

    Meatless Monday: Oven-Roasted Tomatoes
    Last week I wrote about ways to use up your green tomatoes, including seasonal favorites such as fried green tomatoes. I also included instructions for ripening tomatoes indoors in paper bags. This week, I had a sufficient number of paper-bag-ripened tomatoes that I needed to use them or lose them.

    One of my favorite preparations is to slow roast my indoor-ripened tomatoes in the oven. Roasting concentrates the flavor making even your palest, least flavorful raw tomatoes into a rather intense condiment.

    There are lots of ways to use roasted tomatoes. I like...

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  • Winter Yoga: 6 Ways to Prepare for Cold Weather

    Winter Yoga: 6 Ways to Prepare for the Change of Seasons
    As fall turns to winter, it’s time to focus on nourishing our bodies and minds. Fall is the time when we prepare for winter hibernation, and for the cool, crisp and dry weather. We can tomatoes, put away hoses, repair the roof, tone muscles, and cleanse our bodies inside and out.

    Below are five easy practices to prepare your mind, body, and spirit for winter.

    1. Eat local root vegetables, warm soups, warm drinks and warm meals. Some of my favorite cool weather recipes are here.

    2. Self-massage with warm sesame oil, in...

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