Sweet and Spicy Tomato and Kidney Bean Salad

One of the best things about not eating meat is that you can make meals without having to actually cook anything. Just cut, combine and stir. Whether you're in a hurry, feeling lazy or just want that fresh crunch, a plant based diet gives you the freedom to cook without literally cooking. 

Especially as the weather gets warmer, it's convenient to just cut and combine. It's also surprisingly tasty to keep those fresh ingredients in their natural state. 

The textures and flavors are vibrant and exciting. 

A little salt, a little acid, some  fat, a spice or two and you're all set with a delicious meal. 

1 can dark red kidney beans
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 poblano pepper, diced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 long hot pepper, diced
1 serrano, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbls olive oil
2 1/2 tsps salt
1 1/2 tsps crushed pepper flakes
1 tsp black pepper

Toss all ingredients together in a large bowl. 

That's it. You're done. Enjoy your not so hard work.

Calling All Tofu Ninjas

Are you a tofu ninja? If so you need the t-shirt to prove it. It would be irresponsible of you to walk through the world being a tofu ninja without warning the ordinary folks about your super powers. It's the right thing to do.

We ninjas of tofu know what it's like and need to spread the word. It's awesome and everyone should try it. They're missing out and it's a shame. A damn shame.

Not only is tofu delicious, but on top of that, it's also one of the best words in the English language. Though it's really Japanese. That's okay. Because it counts as English now too. Why can't we all just get a long? Let's not fight over the rights to this spectacular word and the spectacular food for which it stands. Let's just wear our tofu ninja t-shirts and eat our tofu and make the world a better place one ninja at a time.