December 4, 2012 § Leave a Comment
A few weeks ago I made this absolutely, ridiculously easy cashew cream. Recipe found here. It’s so insanely easy, it can barely be called a recipe!
I used half of it in a pumpkin soup and the other half in my morning smoothies. SO. DELICIOUS. Makes vegan cooking even easier!
Do this. I highly recommend it!
October 18, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Frozen bananas. They taste like
candy ice cream. period…especially if they are almost too ripe. Have bananas that are covered in brown spots? QUICK–peel them, chunk them, throw them in a baggie, and freeze. Blend them up with greek yogurt and a little almond milk and you have the richest tasting “milkshake” ever.
Avocado. Enough said.
Toasted coconut. Between its milk, its oil, and its flesh, coconut is the king of richness. So delicious…..(get it!?)
June 18, 2012 § 4 Comments
Next month will be one year since I stopped buying meat (still buy lots of seafood). I am by no means a vegetarian. I enjoy it when eating at others’ houses or if I’m inclined to order it in a restaurant. I don’t believe in rules, but both Andrew and I have consistently “leaned” in the direction of vegetarianism and now, veganism. I love to cook and above all else I want my food to taste good and make me feel good. Often people (especially within the yoga community) ask me, “Oh, are you a vegetarian/vegan?”
The answer is no, I simply eat what I consider healthful and I have more and more trouble supporting the industrialized meat industry. That’s where it stops. I have a major problem with all the moral judgments we place on diet.
These photos are from an especially yummy meal I made the other night. Salmon rolls from Lotsa Pasta, chilled avocado soup with cucumber, grape tomatoes, and cilantro, spinach salad, and roasted corn.
About six weeks ago I quit buying eggs, milk, and butter. However, I can’t even think of giving up parmesan and greek yogurt.
No milk is no problem if you have this for your coffee.
In other words, I see no point in giving yourself strict rules that ultimately end in a feeling of deprivation. Maybe I’m dense and it took too long to reach this conclusion, but once I did, it’s became easier to sift through all the food chatter.
The more I cook, the more I love it. Our trip to Jungle Jim’s this weekend was heaven…and of course we bought tons of wonderful cheese:
June 8, 2012 § Leave a Comment
I’m so excited to start this new series.
I plan to blog my top five shows each week…podcast/public radio-wise. For anyone who knows me “in real life,” they can attest that I am a bit of a NPR/podcast-aholic.
I want this series to be almost like a weekly digest–the best of the week.
So…this week if you need something to listen to while folding laundry, I suggest clicking the following little purple links:
“The High Cost of Cheap Fashion”
On Point with Tom Ashbrook — June 6, 2012
Interview with Elizabeth Cline, author of the new book Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion
“There’s No Such Thing as a Sold-Out Concert (Even for Justin Bieber)”
All Things Considered — June 4, 2012
“Assessing Consumer Concerns About the Meat Industry”
Fresh Air with Terry Gross — June 7, 2012
Interview with Tom Philpott, agricultural journalist for Mother Jones
“An Exploration of Strange Creatures”
NPR Pop Culture Happy Hour — June 8, 2012
This is always a must-listen, but I particularly enjoyed this week’s episode…mainly due to the mention of Carly Rae Jepsen.
So, there you have it!
I’ll be back next Friday with five more links–happy listening!