hometown heroes

i recently attended food tank, an event-based "think tank" for all things food, where i was surrounded by individuals pushing the envelope for better food policy. it was so energizing to be packed into a room with people who have dedicated their lives to building better, more equitable, more sustainable food systems from the ground-up. those who lived with low-income mothers around the world for months on end to make sure their voices were heard when we talk about malnutrition. those who get their hands dirty in the plots of urban gardens. these are the change-agents who have made and continue to make dc the city it is.

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fall soul bowl

this recipe is inspired by sweet potato soul's maple mustard tempeh buddha bowl and it makes for the perfect work lunch. my weekday lunches are usually a salad comprised of a mix of roasted vegetables, a grain and tahini or balsamic dressing, so this isn't too far of a cry from that. usually, i'll take a peek at harlow's menu (one of my favorite restaurants in portland, oregon!) for inspiration because they serve these amazing bowls that are packed with creative, flavorful goodness. this recipe reminds me so much of something harlow would have on the menu! 

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