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DIY sauerkraut: giving love to our friendly bacteria

I'm on a fermentation kick lately, and sauerkraut is my favorite. I love it because it's easy to make and it tastes great on everything from hotdogs to soup. But mostly I love it because homemade sauerkraut is full of probiotics, and I've had enough rounds of antibiotics to need some help in that department. To make a single large Mason jar worth of sauerkraut, here's what you do…

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Megan-simple, winter-friendly Chana Saag (chickpeas with spinach)

This Megan-simple recipe from our menu turns out to also be super fast, vegan, gluten free, inexpensive, winter-friendly (frozen and canned ingredients totally fine) and yummy! This simplified recipe relies on ingredients that are easily available in a fairly well-stocked pantry, or everyday grocery store. Don't be frightened by the long list — this is actually very easy to make.

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"Rainbow Brite" beans and rice recipe

Because rice and beans is, in my opinion, a staple of a whole-foods vegan diet, I'd like to share with my homies another variation that, while not Megan-simple, is still delicious and will still please everyone — and it also happens to be pretty healthy. So here we have: Rainbow Brite rice and beans.

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Fart-free spicy bean salad

I have to have protein or I get cranky and tired. It seems the best non-meat protein option is the musical fruit… beans. After doing some research I heard that a natural cure for gas is cumin seeds. So I got to work on a recipe that incorporated cumin with the beans to come up with a dish that had fewer musical side-effects.