Monday, April 24, 2017

Ginger Turmeric Parsnips with Tofu - Vegan Recipe

My dinner was so good last night that I'm writing a recipe and sharing it with you.

I recently made Vegan Richa's Chipotle Broccoli Fritters. I changed the recipe, adding black beans, zucchini, and parsnips. The fritters came out well, like amazing little veggie burgers.

But I had left over zucchini, parsnips, and chopped onion from this fritter experiment.

What could I throw together?


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 medium parsnips
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 3-4 oz. of organic firm tofu
    (I used high protein tofu by Hodo Soy.)
  • 1 Tbsp organic canola oil
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice or the juice from 1/2 small lemon
  • 1 Tbsp Bragg Nutritional Yeast
    (for B vitamins)
  • 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
    (for omega-3 fatty acids)
  • 1/4 tsp kelp seasoning
    (for iodine)


Heat a large frying pan over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp organic canola oil. Add the chopped onion into the pan. While the onion cooks (5-10 minutes), stir in the turmeric and ginger powder. Next, wrap the tofu in a paper towel and press into the chopping board to remove excess water. Cut the tofu into small slices and add them to the pan. Then slice the zucchini and parsnips and put aside. Add the nutritional yeast, hemp seeds, and kelp seasoning into a serving bowl. Squeeze the lemon juice into the bowl and mix the ingredients with a fork. Then add the parsnips and zucchini to the onion, tofu, and spices.

Cook the tofu, zucchini, and parsnips with the onion for 5-8 minutes, stir, and cover. Cook for another 5-8 minutes, stir, then cover again. Cook covered on low to medium heat for another 20-30 minutes, until the parsnips are tender and the zucchini soft. Some tofu should start to brown.

Add the cooked parsnips, onion, zucchini, and tofu to the ingredients in the serving bowl and mix. The ginger powder, turmeric, onion, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice make for amazing flavor. The parsnips add refreshing contrast. The overall taste is sweet and sour.


This recipe is enough food for one person. Or you can split the meal and serve with rice or quinoa.


Using Cronometer, I can tell you that my meal based on this full recipe was about 550 calories with 38 grams of protein, 56 grams of carbohydrates, and 16 grams of fat. There were about 3 grams of saturated fat and a 1:4 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, with about 1 gram of omega-3s. The meal gave me all of my B vitamins and folate, all of my copper, iodine, manganese, and most of my vitamin C and phosphorus. The meal is also very high in vitamin A and fiber. Additionally, I got about 30% of my suggested daily zinc and half of my potassium. You can definitely use less tofu, since the recipe has a lot of protein. If you're sharing, 4 oz. of tofu is fine.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

News of Syria on YouTube

Browsing YouTube for the recent town hall meetings with U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard in Hawaii, I found Debbie Lusignan's story on the April 15 bus massacre.

On April 20, 2017, Lusignan, the Sane Progressive, interviewed Australian activist Gail Malone. Travelling with a delegation, Malone interviewed survivors of the bus attack in the Rashidin area on Aleppo's outskirts.

The Sane Progressive and Malone talk about the White Helmets, Israel, propaganda that portrays terrorists as rebels, the quality reporting of Eva Bartlett and Vanessa Beeley, and Genie's oil exploration in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights of Syria.

I agree with Gail Malone that it makes no sense to attack your own people. I think the timing and the evidence of a "sarin attack" don't support the media story that Assad gassed Syrians. If Malone is being more general, I don't think she benefits from using the argument that a leader of a country wouldn't kill his or her own people, since history offers many examples of how this is not true. The U.S. has supported many of those "leaders."

Regarding The Jimmy Dore Show's coverage of the bus attack, Eva Bartlett said:

Thanks to Jimmy Dore for his continued honest, brave commentary. He is well-informed and not afraid to speak the truth about what’s happening in Syria, the media lies, the culprit states, the loaded lexicon.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Neither Clinton nor Trump Belongs in the White House

The media should be talking about redoing certain 2016 US elections and getting rid of candidates linked to fraud in the primaries and general election.

The CIA "story" about Russian involvement is probably spin. If the story were true, would the US declare Hillary Clinton president?

A look at fraud in the primaries hurts the Clinton campaign. Was Hillary Clinton personally involved in the fraud? Working as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton did support a coup in Honduras and change election results in Haiti. A reasonable person, therefore, would not assume Clinton loves representative democracy. A reasonable person would suggest an investigation. Hillary Clinton may be innocent of fraud in the primaries, but she is a suspicious character when it comes to "promoting democracy" in other countries.

Was Donald Trump personally involved in election fraud? If he was not, the US must not turn a blind eye to the fraud committed by Republicans in the 2016 elections.

The Republican Party nominee should not win if his party committed fraud. The Democratic Party nominee should not win if her party committed fraud. And both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump should be disqualified from the role of President of the United States, if they are personally involved in election fraud.

This crisis of "US democracy" will not be helped by electors changing their votes from Trump to another candidate when the Electoral College meets on December 19.