Vegan Aioli

I was looking for something creamy to use as a spread and a sauce. I also wanted to incorporate extra protein and potassium.

I've learned that kidney beans have a lot of potassium, but I didn't have any kidney beans. I did have great northern beans. They don't have quite as much, but they do still boast a fair amount. White beans in general are a pretty good source of it.

This is a spicy puree that's got a creamy texture and a lot of flavor. You can use it as a dip, a spread, a sauce. It can add richness and flavor to almost anything.

It's simple to make. You just puree all the ingredients in your food process and then let it rest for a few hours in the fridge. When you're not cooking with heat resting in the fridge is pretty important. It helps the flavors coalesce. So when tasting (tasting as you go is a must) you need to keep in mind that everything will gain some intensity during that resting period.

1 can Great Northern Beans
1/2 block silken …


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If we can tax cigarettes to death because they are supposedly bad for people, then we can do the same with meat. No one is going to buy $15 a pound ground beef.

In a truly free society, as we claim to be, nothing would be taxed to such excess. Regardless of the health risks. Freedom means, free to choose. Free to choose cancer. Free to choose cirrhosis of the liver. Free to choose to be obese.

But we do not live in a free society. America is an autocracy. Governed by the wealthy. By the corporations. By the pharmaceutical industries. And the health care business.

Cigarettes are so highly taxed because they assume we are so addicted that we will pay any price. Not an entirely flawed assumption.

But nevertheless, anyone who believes politicians pass these taxes to benefit the people is a fool.

If our health were their main concern they would heavily tax meat and meat byproducts. But they don't. Because people are not addicted to meat. People can live without meat. Because the meat industry is one of the largest industries in our fragile economy.

Want to really stick it to the health care and pharmaceutical industries? Want to overcome your nagging excess weight? Easy. Stop eating meat. It's that simple. I know, because it happened to me.

Supporting an industry that tortures animals is not a healthy way to eat.