Sharing Vegan Posts And Avocado Woes

August 2, 2010 by Keri

If you haven’t already noticed, I wanted to direct your attention over there to the far right under the heading “Shared”.  I still have a BlogRoll, and quite a list of blogs I’ve been meaning to add to it, but it’s on its own page now.  Where the blogroll used to sit is a list of my favorite vegan blog posts from other blogs, shared from my reader daily.  I thought it would be fun to share with you posts I found especially helpful, thoughtful, or delicious-looking.  Sometimes it’s better to follow an interesting post title link, as opposed to just judging a blog by it’s title or popularity.  I think I subscribe to a lot of vegan blogs, but if you have a vegan blog you’d like me to subscribe to so I can choose favorites from it as well, just leave me a comment below with the link. Also, I Eat Trees now has a newsletter, so sign up over on the right sidebar!

I also wanted to mention the VegNews 2010 Veggie Awards survey is now available!  Go vote for your favorite vegan stores, blogs, people and more.  Someday I want to see I Eat Trees on that nominees list… You can shamelessly write in your own blogs under “Other” though.  Or mine!

Now, on to the edibles.  After our morning bike ride I decided to make a fresh batch of crunchy kale chips, seeing as the last batch practically evaporated.  Salt and vinegar chips have always been a favorite around here, so rather than make a big recipe to coat the kale, I simply tossed it in a bit of sea salt and vinegar and baked for about 15 minutes.  I ended up with a bowl of crispy green perfection.  I love the flavor of baked-on sea salt, but the vinegar flavor somehow went missing in the process.  I’m beginning to think no matter the flavor, kale chips are just plain addicting!  But with no added calories, how can I go wrong?

Vegan Snack Recipes

Vegan Snack Recipes

It was nearing lunchtime when I pulled a bag of Ezekiel English Muffins from the freezer stash.  The non-homemade food stock is getting low!   With the aid of one giant tomato slice and half an avocado, I had a lovely lunch sandwich.  Romaine lettuce, apples, tomato pieces, and poppyseed dressing pulled together for one tasty side salad.  Unfortunately, I’ve finally determined my favorite sandwich isn’t quite so pleasant.  I’m ever so certain now that avocados leave me nauseated for hours.  Do any of you have this problem?  I’ve Googled it and apparently I’m not alone.  It doesn’t matter how ripe they are or how much or little I eat, I wind up feeling like I’m going to be ill.  I love avocados; I’m so sad they’ve been the nauseous culprit all along.

Vegan Sandwich Recipes

This afternoon, I finally started working on another “Vegan With A Bread Machine” recipe- sun-dried tomato jalapeño bread.  It’s so spicy and flavorful, but I’m going to need to work on fluffing up the top a bit.  It currently has a full loaf with a focaccia-looking top crust.  It’s one of those semi-failures we’ll happily eat!  Yum.  I’m fairly sure I added the sun-dried tomatoes too soon and it got over-mixed.  Oops!

Vegan Bread Recipes

Because I wasn’t feeling well still, I skipped dinner and fixed the boys roasted red potatoes with teriyaki beans.  I’m feeling better now though and thinking it’s time to head to the kitchen for a snack… I hope you had a great Monday.  Don’t forget to leave me your vegan blog URL if you think I’ve neglected to subscribe already.

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  1. Emily says:

    Kale chips are SO addicting! They do not last in my house!

    I had a roommate in college who had problems with avocado. Not fun! I’m sorry!

  2. Kendra says:

    Just wanted to tell you that I enjoy reading your posts! I feel like I’m always in the kitchen myself, but after reading your blog I can’t imagine how much time you spend in there! I may not be vegan, but I still get some ideas from your creations!

    • Keri says:

      Thank you, Kendra! I love it when you comment!! 🙂 I go through phases. Sometimes I’ll spend every spare second in the kitchen and then other times I hope I put some good stuff in the freezer during one of my cooking sprees. Haha. Hope you and your 3 boys are doing awesome!

  3. Leslie says:

    I’m sad for you and avocados. I love them too. My old neighbor was the first person who ever mentioned not feeling well after eating them. Have you thought about looking to see if there are other related foods? I used to go to an allergist that had a pamphlet that said if you are allergic or sensitive to one food there may be another food that causes the same problem.

    I love kale chips. I use a spritz of olive oil and sea salt. The key is massaging the kale so you only need a miniscule amount of oil. Thanks for reminding me I need to make some tomorrow! I’m ready for lunch in 14 hrs. Haha.

    • Keri says:

      Hmm.. I haven’t noticed any other foods that make me feel that way, but I’ll definitely keep watch.
      This time I didn’t use any oil at all on the kale chips- just vinegar and sea salt- and they turned out delicious and crispy. 🙂 But I’ll have to try using a spritzer next time; I’d love to use that on salads as well!

  4. SporksorChopsticks says:

    I would love for you to subscribe to my blog (I already have you on my blogroll).
    It is

    As for the avocado, are you perhaps allergic to latex? Half of individuals with latex allergies have allergies to other foods such as avocados. I have a latex allergy and little scared that I might develop an avocado or banana allergy (two of my favorite fruits). Good luck the avocado situation.



    • Keri says:


      Wow- I DO have a latex allergy!! I had no idea the two were often associated. Thank you for the information! I hope I don’t develop an issue with bananas as well… I love bananas!

  5. Oh no! I’m so sorry about the avocado. That stinks 🙁 I like the layout of the shared posts!

  6. Wow, I have learned something new. I would be devastated if I was allergic to avocados! So sorry to hear Keri….I would say give it another try but it seems like you have! BTW, I have been enjoying those english muffins too. So good!

    • Keri says:

      Oh well- at least it’s not life threatening!
      Those english muffins are out of this world good!

  7. Sarah S. says:

    I noticed your featured section recently, great idea!

    I am SO sorry about your avocado sensitivity, that is just about the saddest food sensitivity I have heard of lately.

    • Keri says:

      Thank you! 🙂
      Haha- I love that- “the saddest food sensitivity I’ve heard of lately”. So true!

  8. I love, love, love kale chips! I usually make mine with a touch of olive oil and some sea salt, but am considering throwing some garlic in next time around.

  9. Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama says:

    =( I would be sad, too. I have never heard of avocados causing stomach problems. And really, I don’t know how I would handle this problem either. Avocados have such a big part in my daily meals that I would pretty sad.
    On the flip side, your bread looks amazing! I have a bread machine that I must get out and start using!

  10. kathy says:

    love! Please submit your posts to ~Kathy

  11. Vegmuffinman says:

    I eat trees is one of my favorite blogs and i would happily vote for it and all its splender soon. My blog of is a little more informative than fun but it is still young and hatching. I hope it comes to be as fun to read as this. Keep on posting!

  12. Michelle says:

    I am so going to try the tomato and avocado sanwhich, it looks so good, and avocado and tomatoes are two of my favorite things. I’m sorry that avocados make you feel ill. =[

    • Keri says:

      I know, it’s one of the saddest food sensitivities ever! I’m glad you can enjoy it though. 🙂 It’s a fantastic sandwich!

  13. Nina says:

    My mom has an allergy to avocados that started after she had her second child… also leaves her very nauseated and has gotten much worse in the last few years… is terrible! I’m so sorry!

  14. Anna says:

    I must have commented before as my details come up automatically! My blog isn’t nearly as pretty as yours but it’s there and I post when I can!

    Sorry about the avocados, it’s horrible when you can’t eat something you love…