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    Berbere-Spiced Lentil Sweet Potato Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

    Happy spring! We made it through another winter, and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with some lentil tacos that fuse east African and Mexican cuisines. Before we get into discussions of food, though, let’s chat briefly about setting some intentions. I prefer to set my ‘new year’s resolutions,’ at the beginning of spring. It just feels more natural to hit the reset button when the earth is, quite literally, springing back to life, than it does during the darkest time of the year at the beginning of January. Here are some of my goals for the next 12 months: 1) Graduate from university (for once…

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    Mahalo Kale Salad with Peanut Marinated Tempeh and Coconut Basil Lime Dressing + a few thoughts on gratitude

    ma·ha·lo ˈmäˌhälō/ exclamation & noun: a Hawaiian word used when thanking someone As local produce starts to flood the farmers’ markets at this time of the year, my heart overflows with gratitude. Gratitude for the local farmers who work tirelessly to maintain the integrity of the land and put food on our tables. Gratitude for Mother Nature, who continues to provide for us in spite of the destructive forces that humankind exerts on her to no end. Gratitude for my family and chosen family. And even some gratitude for my healthy mind and body, both of which I now see as good friends and allies in my holistic health journey.