I might as well call this “weekend reading, express edition!” I’m buried under deadlines tonight, so this one has to be short and sweet, friends. Here are the recipes and reads that have my attention this week.
My idea of heaven: Sherrie’s avocado toast with cilantro lime cashew cream.
I’ve got a taco/tortilla recipe coming up this week, but in the meantime, check out these awesome lentil tacos with tomato radish salsa.
Substitute cashew cream or soy yogurt for the creme fraiche in this recipe, and you’ll have the most fantastic vegan appetizer on your hands. Heidi’s beautiful and vividly colored beet caviar.
Let’s start the dessert course with these awesomely decadent, raw and vegan lime cheesecake parfaits. Amazing!
Gotta love a three ingredient dessert–especially when it comes in the form of chocolate coconut ice cream.
1. Think there’s nothing new to say about roasted vegetables? Food52 has 14 roasted root (and other winter vegetable) recipes that’ll knock your socks off.
2. Kudos to Scientific American for calling attention to violence against elder care, hospital, and psychiatric care workers. A really important topic.
3. I loved this humorous piece about the challenges of learning a new discipline (in this case, math) later in life. Oh, how it evoked my post-bacc years!
4. Cool blog post from Well & Good about Dr. Rob Ostfeld (who’s a friend of mine in the vegan community!) and his plant-based prescriptions at Montefiore here in NYC.
5. An incredibly touching piece about animal morality (or, more accurately, shared moral behaviors between all species). Aeon has been doing a lot of stuff on this topic lately–very cool.
Have a good evening, friends.
Good morning, friends, and happy Sunday. It’s hard to believe that August is already here. I’m fighting the urge to start fretting–as I do nearly every summer–about all of the summery things I haven’t yet done: the outdoor concerts I haven’t seen, the picnic lunches I haven’t eaten, the languid hours of reading on sunny benches that haven’t happened. It’s so easy to idealize summertime, to envision it as a series of postcard-perfect snapshots. Of course, the truth is that summer holds no…
I’ve been thinking a lot this week about the tug-of-war between knowing when to persist with something and when to let go. Years ago, I wrote a post about not getting into med school. When I was writing it, I thought that I was telling a story of failure, of things not going the way that I had wanted them to go. As is so often the case, readers pointed me to a different, underlying meaning in the post. It wasn’t about failing…
Happy Sunday, all. This week seems to have flown by, but I did manage to catch a couple of show-stopping recipe links and interesting reads along the way. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I have. Let’s start with a flash of color! These mashed purple yams with sesame brown butter from The Endless Meal couldn’t possibly be prettier–or more appetizing. (Follow Kristen’s instructions to veganize the recipe.) I can’t wait to try them as a dinner side. Katie of Produce…
I read Rachel O’Meara’s article on the importance of pauses—especially as a tool for reevaluating professional direction—about a month ago. I took interest in the piece because I’ve been working to slow down these days. Not too long ago I mentioned that I tend to force decisions, or make them too precipitously. My intention—to be proactive and not overthink things—is sensible enough. But when I act too quickly I often regret it; I end up wondering whether I might have come to a clearer and more…
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Great website – very fun. Thanks for sharing our lentil tacos, we hope you give the recipe a try. It is one of our favorite.
Thanks Denise! Great recipe.
All the recipes look great.
Thanks as always for sharing
Always my pleasure!
Avocado toast with cilantro lime cashew cream!!!!!! OMG!
Work, work, work girl! Good luck with all of that and thanks bunches for dropping my avocado toast in the mix here. Lots of love to you this 2015, xo.
It’s a gorgeous recipe! Thank you for creating it 🙂
Best of luck with the deadlines! And thank you for the links.
Every week I eagerly anticipate the links you have in store for us, an I am never disappointed. Reading these articles has allowed me to have more nuanced and informed discussion with friends and colleagues about why I am vegan, in a way that makes them ponder, rather than assume that its my ‘choice’ but see that its also my responsibility.
Ofcourse I really enjoy reading the other links too!!! Mathochism was such a humorous start to my day. Dare I take up that much dreaded subject again???
Karuna, I am so happy that you enjoy weekend reading! I love putting it together each week.