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reluctant clean eating in the tropics

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December 2015

Cucumber Banana Salad

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Yes, that’s right, cucumber banana salad. I swear. This has become one of my favorite go-to dishes for a light lunch on a hot San Salvador afternoon. All the ingredients (with the exception of the Tahini, that is) are usually available at your neighborhood tienda, and in keeping with my [Hilary] preference for quick gratification, preparation time is all of 10-15 minutes. The result is a unexpectedly refreshing combination of tart and sweet.

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Savory Cauliflower Pureé

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Nico and I have very different, but wonderfully complementary culinary styles: Nico is inventive, ambitious and patient; I [Hilary], on the other hand, am oriented toward the simple, accessible and quick. This recipe certainly falls in the latter categories. It’s quite basic and entirely delicious. Cauliflower pureé makes a great mashed potato substitute, but it can also be served as a hummus-style dip. If you’re really on your game, the whole thing can be done in about 30 minutes.

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World Vegetarian Day 2015

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A little over a month ago, The Self-Hating Vegan (Nico, that is) visited a small festival that was organized to celebrate World Vegetarian Day in the Parque Bicentenario. The event was put on by the Gran Fraternidad Universal (GFU – or Great Universal Brotherhood) and included the participation of various vegetarian food stands and animal activist performances by students at the CENAR.

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Chewy Banana Almond Cookies with Coconut, Horchata and Cacao Flavor

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This blog was born out of a shared interest in yummy, creative and healthy animal-free food between Hilary and I, and was motivated in large part by a desire to please in endless dinner parties with friends, so what better way to start off this project than with a recipe I whipped up for Hilary’s birthday?

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