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Coconut Rice with Tempeh and Sweet Potatoes

February 28, 2020  |  Uncategorized

To be fleshed out:

  • Follow this recipe, but add tempeh, and serve with coconut rice: Spiralized sweet potatoes
  • Coconut rice: standard recipe, look up and write down specifics?
  • Additional/shared toppings: avocado, cilantro, green onions, peanuts (or cashews), lime juice
  • Tempeh
  • Sauce: peanut butter, soy, honey, chili flakes, garlic, ginger, a generous amount of rice vinegar (see sweet potato recipe)
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Squash and Lentil Salad

September 16, 2019  |  Salads, Uncategorized

*Also works great with sweet potatoes


  • 1 butternut squash (or 2 medium sweet potatoes)
  • 1/4 tsp each, salt, cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 1 cup green lentils
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (options)
  • 1/4 cup (or more!) pecans, walnuts, etc.
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 4 cups greens


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp each, ground cumin and salt
  • 1 to 3 tbsp milk (optional, never really needed)


  • Cube squash or sweet potatoes into 1/2″ cubes
  • Drizzle with butter or olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne pepper
  • Cook at 350 F until almost cooked, then throw in chopped nuts, cook until golden, don’t overcook!
  • Boil lentils until tender
  • Mix dressing
  • Mix altogether. Best when lentils are room temp, squash/potatoes/nuts are warm, and dressing is cold.
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Creamy Chorizo Orzo Pasta

March 2, 2019  |  Uncategorized


  • Half jar of quality tomato basil sauce
  • Half jar of Jamie Oliver red pesto sauce
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Handful of almonds, chopped
  • 1 chorizo sausage, cut in small cubes
  • Cream (about 3 or 4 tbsp?)
  • Orzo pasta (1 c. for 3 large portions)


  • Start cooking down tomato sauce (add generous amount of olive oil in).
  • Caramelize onions and garlic in butter and olive oil. Deglaze with white wine when needed.
  • Add chorizo.
  • Later, add almonds, rosemary, italian spices.
  • Add mix to tomato sauce, along with red pesto sauce.
  • When pasta almost cooked, add cream to taste.
  • Add salt/pepper to taste. Combine.
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