Sharing Vegan Posts And Avocado Woes
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?
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.
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!
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.
What cheers you up when you’re having a less than wonderful day?