Category Archives: vegan


Brian, the passionate vegan

by KalaLea on May 13, 2014 • Posted in Interviews News

It was Easter Sunday. Not the ideal day for food shopping but I had just returned from an out of town excursion and had a hankering for some fruit and cereal. Seeing that I’m a petite woman, the Whole Foods employee yelled out, “let me know if you want me to grab something for you.” Two minutes had barely passed before I solicited his help and we began to discuss organic labeling and GMO crops.
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every day is a gift

by KalaLea on February 29, 2012 • Posted in News Personal Connections Travel

For the previous two nights, I’ve hopped off the bus closest to where I’m staying then bolted home like a runaway slave.

Ready Set Go! Run KalaLea Run! Don’t look, just run!

See after 9 o’clock or so, the area becomes a nesting ground for the homeless and addicted. I don’t know from where they come but the vibe is sketchy at best. Emaciated men and women covered in last week’s soot lay on the streets,
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Bar-Bee-Que Lentils

by KalaLea on August 20, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 4-6 country singers

Lentils cook faster than any other bean and there’s no need to soak them before cooking. It’s my quick protein fix.

You will need:
3-4 cups of water
1 large cup of dried lentils
1 large Vidalia onion
2-3 garlic cloves
1 12 oz. can of diced fire roasted tomatoes
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
2 TBSPs yellow mustard
1 generous TBSP of blackstrap molasses
1/4 jalepeno
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Tempeh Surprise & Kale, of course

by KalaLea on March 18, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe & Photography by Dar Riser

Serves 3-4 healthy eaters

Taking a long break from meat again, it’s important for me to eat tons of beans for protein but I also enjoy tempeh and that’s what Dar made last Sunday for dinner. I’m not going to outline how to make beans for the 3rd time if you wish to add this tempeh recipe to your beans, check out the previous recipe, East Indian Black Eyed Peas
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East Indian Black Eyed Peas

by KalaLea on March 4, 2011 • Posted in Recipes

Recipe by KalaLea K

Serves 4-6 depending on how greedy the bunch

SOAK and/or RINSE YOUR BEANS 1 DAY in ADVANCE:

  • Soak your dry or raw beans – Do it before you go to bed the night before you wish to cook or in the morning before you go to work. Soak in cold water for 1-3 days, no problem.

You will need:

approximately 6 cups of water (tap water or filtered water)
1 cup of
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What’s in Season: Spring

Apricots
Artichoke
Arugula
Asparagus
Avocado
Beets
Carrots
Cherries
Collards
Fennel
Mango
Mint
Pineapple
Radishes
Rhubarb
Snow Peas
Spinach
Strawberries
Sugar Snap Peas
Vidalia Onions


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  • Rain is a motivator, life creator and healer of all living beings. Cooking lunch before I get back to wheeling, dealing and writing. #happymonday #cookwithcolors #wholefoods #happyspirit #nomeatmonday #veggiesaretheway #gratitude
  • During my farm stay in Bahia, Brazil years ago, I read the 1977 book, How to Save Your Own Life by Erica Jong. The other day I came across the notes I copied from the book: 1) Renounce useless guilt 2) Don't make a cult of suffering 3) Live in the NOW (or at least the soon) 4) Always do the thing you fear the most; courage is an acquired taste like caviar 5) Trust ALL joy 6) If the evil eye fixes you in its gaze; look elsewhere 7) Get ready to be 87 years old. So splendid. Happy Free Friday!! #selflove #sunshine #books #1977 #ericajong #ridingthewave #onlyyoucansaveyourownlife
  • Breakfast 🍳 is the most important meal of the day. So much pain and unnecessary suffering in the world. We gotta be strong and diligent. Sometimes I eat light and other times, like today I need major fortification! Thx to my ❤️ for this wonderful start to the day. Happy Back to Work Day... #breakfast #breakfastofchampions #eggs #currypotatohash #sauteedkale #hotsaucegalore 😋
  • Today's color is RED for the heart, for blood and more importantly for self-LOVE. Happy ❤️ weekend to you!! Make something wild and fun like stuffed hot tamales or beet & parsley salad. #red #heart #live #love #learn #peppers #beets #redbeans #tomatoes #apples #cherries #watermelon
  • Eat something orange today...fruit or veggie that is. #eattherainbow #orangemonday #wdiet
  • Early dinner documentation with one of my favorite foodies and yogis @the_yoyoyoga #farrosalad #salad #fresh #greens #reds #gratitude
  • Hey peeps!! Back in NYC and came across this sign for the upcoming Chile Pepper Festival in BK. I'm a true hot sauce, chili pepper, piri piri, cayenne pepper, spicy food LOVER 💜🌶 Even tho an acupuncturist suggested I chill with the hot peppers during summertime. But October 1st is technically fall so ... I'm going. #bbg #chilipepperfestival2017 #hotsauce #spicyfood
  • #tbt Our vacation feels like an INCREDIBLE dream and now I'm #WOKE ...and the day I'm unable to do a cartwheel will be a sad one. Gotta keep it moving and grooving!! #eastafrica #tanzania #cartwheel #exercise #moveyourbody #travel #happythursday