The Blooming Platter does it again with this amazing recipe. With the addition of a tasty protein, this simple salad transforms into a full meal, and in this case, a very light summery one. The slightly crunchy green beans, smoky tempeh, sweet juicy peaches, and crunchy cashews make for quite a texture and taste sensation.
2 cups of fresh green beans
2 fresh peaches, diced
1 ½ tsp. sesame oil
3 Tbs. soy sauce
coarse sea or kosher salt (to taste)
freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1-2 tsp. cano la oil
1 package tempeh (try Tofurky Smoky "Bacon")
½ cup lightly salted & roasted cashew halves and pieces
Trim green beans and cut in half; steam for 5-7 minutes or until tender but still bright green.
Combine green beans and peaches in a medium non-reactive bowl.
In a separate bowl, make the dressing by whisking together remaining ingredients.
Pour dressing on the green bean mixture and toss gently; let mixture marinate while browning tempeh.
Pour canola oil into a large cast iron skillet and use a paper towel to distribute it evenly.
Heat the skillet over medium-high, cook tempeh strips a couple of minutes on each side or until they are lightly browned and heated through.
Remove tempeh to a cutting board and cut into bite size pieces; let cool enough that they won't fall apart and then gently incorporate the tempeh and cashews into the green bean and peach salad. Serve immediately.
Looking for something to spice up your meals? Toss some Tofurky Tempeh onto your favorite dish. Tempeh is a cultured cake of soybeans and grains. Made with organic soybeans, Tofurky Tempeh is a great addition to pot pies, stir-frys, and south-of-the-border recipes. Have fun experimenting with all these exciting varieties: Five Grain, Soy, Spicy Veggie, and the marinated line with Smoky Maple Bacon, Sesame Garlic, Coconut Curry, and Lemon Pepper.
An Atkins-style diet that emphasizes animal protein is linked to higher incidence of type 2 diabetes, according to a large observational study. Researchers analyzed food diet and diabetes incidence of 41,140 men taking part in the Health Professionals Follow-Up study who had no baseline cardiovascular disease, cancer, or diabetes. Participants completed food questionnaires every four years.
After 20 years of follow-up, findings reveal that men with meat-based low-carbohydrate eating habits had a 12% elevated risk of new onset diabetes. According to the researchers, the main drivers were red and processed meat. A wealth of literature supports the link between red and processed meats and diabetes, "particularly through heme iron," explains lead researcher Lawrence de Koning, PhD. Additionally, he states "It's not so much men are choosing more wrong proteins than women. It's just that if you choose wrong proteins, being a man or a woman, you will increase your risk of diabetes."
Roni Seabury has been vegan since 2007 and vegetarian for over 26 years. After learning of the cruel practices of factory farming, she committed to never use or wear any animal by-products again. This inspired her to start making vegan jewelry and body care products to share with the world and to prove that we do not need cruelty in products we use every day.
Roni created Daisy Wares, a vegan operated company that sells handcrafted jewelry and bath and body products. Her products include hand-stamped pendants that encourage a vegan lifestyle.
Just by purchasing Daisy Wares jewelry and bath and body products, you are helping animals. Not only do they donate a portion of profits to various pro-vegan animal organizations, they also donate their time and product to support vegan related events across the country.