Brazilian Black Beans

Heat water in large pan, add onion, garlic, carrot, celery, and yam. Cook over high heat until onion is soft, stirring often. Add pepper and cilantro and cook 3 more minutes, stirring often. Add tomatoes, oranges, beans, coriander and cumin. Cover loosely and simmer 15-20 minutes. Serve with brown rice.

Yam and Corn Chowder

Scrub yam and cut into ½ in cubes. Heat coconut milk in large pan, add onion and garlic, cook till soft. Add curry powder, coriander, and salt. Cook 2 min, stirring constantly. Add sweetener, water and yams, simmer till yams are done, about 15 min. Blend in small batches, adding soymilk to each batch. Return to pot and add corn and liquid, cook over med heat till hot—do not boil. Add lemon juice.