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RECIPE: 3 Bean Chili

3 Bean Chili goes great with a slice of vegan cornbread. Chili is one of the very few recipes that I make that my mother used to make growing up. Her version always had some kind of meat as the focal ingredient, but my chili recipe today places the beans as the stars. The three beans I use for 3 Bean Chili are kidney beans, pinto beans, and black beans. (But really any variety of bean would be tasty in this recipe!) When the beans are slow-cooked for hours in the crockpot with a rainbow of peppers and other plant parts,

RECIPE: Rainbow Salad – 100% Whole Food Plant-Based

Rainbow Salad is an easy and delicious raw vegan recipe made from 100% whole plant foods from all colors of the rainbow. I created this recipe specifically for teaching the "Eat a Rainbow" lesson to my fourth-grade students, and I love how simple, memorable, and versatile it is. You can use any salad green for the greens and experiment with different variations of this basic recipe using your favorite vegetables. The basic goal of this dish is to combine all the colors of the rainbow in a one super-nutritious salad.  Each…

RECIPE: Three Sisters Salad

This heart-healthy recipe is centered on corn, beans, and squash --- the infamous Three Sisters of traditional Native American agriculture. The three sisters crops are traditionally planted together because of the way they cooperate in supporting each other.