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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  • Dinner time in this part of the world. Think I'm addicted to the coconut cream sauce at Malaika Beach Club. Maybe I can get them to bottle it up for my travels :) #malaikabeachclub #coconut #dinnertime #wdiet #eastafrica #kigamboni
  • Rest in Power to Mr. Dick Gregory. His books and talks inspired me to ask questions, love myself and my people and dig deeper. If you can get your hands on his book, Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' With Mother Nature, it's a wonderful witty introduction to natural foods and the digestive system. Giving thanks to have lived in the same era as this phenomenal man. #dickgregory #naturalfood #book #healthbook #wdiet #cookbook #rip #activist #author #comedian #healthadvocate
  • What an adventure!!! After several attempts to find the local "KFC" spot, we made it last night with the help of four local friends. The kuku (Swahili) or chicken spot has been going strong for more than 30 years. The original owner passed down the biz to his grandson, Mfanyge, pictured here. Nearly every evening, Mfanyge sets up shop for a limited time in the evenings and only fries one big batch then closes shop abruptly. The key to finding its obscure location is to look for the wicker flame πŸ”₯ I'm NOT a huge fan of chicken πŸ— but this was absolutely the juiciest and well seasoned chicken I've EVER eaten. He also adds a secret lime sauce to each piece. I woke this morning licking my fingers in search of any leftover juice embedded under my nails. The other images are of a couple food stalls in the surrounding area ... With limited light, vendors sell everything from fresh watermelon πŸ‰and avocado πŸ₯‘ slices to fried cassava and rice balls. The fried rice balls or kitumbuu were delicious πŸ˜‹ too. #KFC #africa #tanzania #chicken #friedchicken #market #riceball #watermelon #avocado #eastafrica #wdiet #foodstories #traveling #foodtravel #nightmarket
  • The inside of a graviola fruit aka #soursop #guanabana #custardapple or #Brazilianpawpaw The flesh is deliciously sweet ... but don't eat the seeds. Scientists have been studying the active compounds and chemicals in graviola since the 1940s. Compounds that have anti-tumorous properties ... still more research to do but some alternative healers use graviola to treat certain types of cancer. Always consult your doctor, if you're dealing with any major health issues. #tropicalfruit #graviola #fruit #tropical #cancer
  • Every one was born with a purpose. I truly believe this. I also believe that each one of us has the power to create beauty and make our world a better, more harmonious place by practicing small acts of love and kindness. #doyourbest #happyweekend #lifepurpose #purpose #love #eachoneteachone #bekind #beloving #nevergiveup #wdiet
  • Walking helps with the healing. It lightens loads, lifts spirits and calms the mind. Giving thanks for my legs and feet. Happy Friday πŸ˜€πŸ™πŸΎ #africa #tanzania #walking #beach #happyfeet #happyfriday #healthybody #healthymind #traveling #eastafrica
  • The Swahili word for coconut is nazi ... it's the only nazi I support ... unless it means cheese πŸ§€ in another language πŸ˜€Sooooo many benefits to drinking coconut water, eating the meat and I use coconut oil on my skin and my hair daily ... except when I'm beachin' it up. Shea butter is a better sunscreen for the skin. #coconut #swahili #traveling #africa #zanzibar #beach #coconutwater
  • Was captivated by this painting in Joburg Airport. #southafrica #travel #airport #joburg #art #painting #wdiet #traveling