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Vegan Mac and Cheese

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If you asked me what my favorite food was when I was six, the answer would have  been macaroni and cheese. If you asked me again at age sixteen, the answer would still be macaroni and cheese. And if you ask me now at age twenty-six, I would still say macaroni and cheese. What has changed over the years is how often I consume my favorite meal. The truth is, I hardy ever eat mac and cheese anymore. I have so many other (far healthier) foods that I love that I just don't feel the need to make it at home. Also, coincidentally, my husband hates (and I mean HATES) mac and cheese. So that's another reason why it's never on our dinner table.

Recently, I've thought more about my favorite childhood comfort food as I sit and watch my daughter devour a bowl of lentil soup. Or wolf down dried seaweed and lacto-fermented sauerkraut. My child will never know what neon-colored Kraft macaroni and cheese tastes like (not if I have any say over it, at least) and the foods that she has bee…

Matcha Chia Pudding

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I remember the first time I had matcha. I was a health-nut freshman in college. My dorm room was full of various types of tea, vitamins, and herbal tinctures.  I had sworn off drinking coffee, unlike the rest of my peers, because it made me feel awful. I was craving a cleaner source of caffeine and knew that matcha would be perfect. Being the tea connoisseur that I was, I knew the health benefits of matcha tea, and I wanted the best quality tea I could afford. So I did some research and decided to spend a small fortune for a two ounce tin of ceremonial grade matcha tea straight from Japan. Yeah, I was that college student. Spending her money on matcha from Japan instead of beer at the bar. 
The package arrived from Japan about two weeks after I had ordered it and immediately, I ripped it open. The tin was wrapped in layers of Japanese newspaper that I kept and hung on my wall. The moment I opened the tin and saw the intensely green powder, greener than any food I had ever seen, I was i…