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#VeganMoFo Day 11: Focus on a nutrient

Listen, I don’t want to misrepresent: my knowledge of nutrition is very, very surface. So trying to be all, “Here’s all about this one specific thing!” feels disingenuous. My usual philosophy is just “eat the rainbow,” and it’ll all work out. But I can make something I’d normally make and tell you how it’s high in…something-or-other.

I cook tofu, quinoa, and kale a lot. Tofu and kale are both known to have decent amounts of calcium; quinoa is high in magnesium, which is important for calcium absorption. So, hey: let’s have a calcium dinner!

The tahini sauce (my usual recipe–tahini, lemon juice, garlic, hot sauce, nutritional yeast) and beets are just there to round things out. Plain steamed kale and quinoa plus simple baked tofu isn’t terribly delicious. Tahini sauce makes ANYTHING super-yum.

Anyway, here’s to strong bones, etc. etc.!