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Eat Well on Meatless Mondays
Rich and I love comfort food, and I spend a fair amount of time researching recipes that are meatless, easy, reasonably healthy, and use ingredients I can get here in Seville. And of course, totally satisfying and delicious. Here are some that have become mainstays in our household, starting with the stuffed sweet potatoes I’m making tonight.
Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Beans and Guacamole
Extra Vegetable Fried Rice
Baked Risotto with Roasted Vegetables
Cozy Autumn Wild Rice Soup
Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potato with Balsamic Honey Glaze
Watermelon Feta Salad
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In spite of the fact that here in the US the coronavirus is a major topic on the midday, evening, and nightly news (not to mention the daily paper) it's probably not time to panic yet—at least about the virus. On the other hand, I think we can all go ahead and freak out about the fact that Mike Pence has been named to direct the govenment's response to the outbreak.
Take a hike:
Mother Jones: The Energy Industry’s “Metaphysical” Argument for a Pipeline That Crosses the Appalachian Trail by Will Peischel
The National Park Service controls the trail, but the land surrounding it is under the jurisdiction of the Trump Administration’s US Forest Service—which issued construction permits for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
New York Times: Why a Top Trump Aide Said ‘We Are Desperate’ for More Immigrants by Jeanna Smialek and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
Mick Mulvaney acknowledged the economic reality, even if President Trump’s policies have not.
ACLU/At Liberty: "Your hair is okay. You are okay." (Podcast, 19 min)
Hair discrimination is a form of racial discrimination (and often gender discrimination)—although, the argument goes, unlike skin color, people can change their hairstyles. But should they have to?
• A year ago this Mississippi news anchor lost her job over her natural hair style.
• See Hair Love Oscar-winning short film (7 min)
Just for fun: Good grooming
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