Sapna speaking behind a podium


Thank you for visiting my blog! These are my personal musings about identifying and uprooting systemic inequities. I hope you find them fun and thought-provoking.

Tofu, Field Roast, or Soyrizo? Questions for POC in HWLs

Three slices of tofu on a round black plate with various colored bell peppers in the background.

I’m a vegetarian, so I’m always on the hunt (pun intended) for plant-based protein sources. I use tofu when I want to really taste the ingredients of a marinade or allow the other flavors to shine, since tofu does a great job of carrying whatever else is around it. When I use Soyrizo (a vegetarian chorizo), I know that everything else in the dish will bow to its intense flavor. But, when I want to create a balanced flavor profile, I use Field Roast because it carries its own flavor while allowing the rest of the ingredients to gently follow and be amplified in turn.

Leader Highlight: Marcos Trinidad, Center Director of the Audubon Center at Debs Park

Image of Marcos Trinidad leaning against a white wall wearing a blue shirt.

Though it may feel overwhelming, there are EE nonprofits that are reforming adult education, and we can learn from them. Marcos Trinidad, Center Director of the Audubon Center at Debs Park in LA, has reformed his adult education programs by centering his community’s experience, which is also his own experience. He was born and raised in Highland Park, where the Debs Center is located.