If this recipe doesn’t convince you that neither dairy nor eggs are necessary for a rich, decadent dessert, there is no hope for you. The richness in this comes from coconut milk, roasted coconut, and bananas. So–if it makes you feel any better–it is still loaded with sugar and fat. It isn’t a health food (just because a dish is animal-free does not mean you should indulge in it every day), but it still has lower saturated fat than a traditional pudding and no cholesterol.
This one is delicious, fast, and easy.
The content of this 2011 documentary by Lee Fulkerson should surprise no one. Its mission is clear and very much in your face, which could be exactly what the Western world needs. Drawing from research and interviews of several doctors, nutritionists, and patients, the film paints a harsh picture of the meat and dairy industry in the US. Even if you are not considering a vegetarian diet, this is definitely worth your time.
Don’t be discouraged or afraid of this just because it’s vegan; the combination of lentils, curry, and peanut butter (yes, peanut butter) makes this hearty and delicious. It is extremely simple, too. There are only a handful of ingredients in it, and–unlike the recipes of a certain liar I could mention–this meal is actually ready in about 30 minutes.
*This recipe serves 6-8, so cut it in half if you want, but it keeps well for 4-5 days. I like having some on hand in the fridge for quick lunches.
PS: If you find the look of pureed soup to be less than appetizing, you can also keep this rustic and not blend it. Your choice!
I had to share this, because it’s adorable.
I love the knife-chopping solo.
Bring on the roasted potatoes!
I have been a fan of science fiction for most of my life. In my youth, this alone did not define me as a complete dork (band, show choir, competitive debate, lack of athletic ability, and acne all played an important part), but I did carry an appreciation for it into adulthood. Where the genre is concerned, though, there is precious little that can compete with Doctor Who. In celebration of its 50 year anniversary this year (its debut episode aired the day after the Kennedy assassination in 1963), it is my mission to indoctrinate additional fans. Before you judge or reject me outright, read the following list. I’m going to outline the seven stories from the new series (the classic series is an acquired taste, so let’s start slowly) most likely to engage someone with no familiarity with the series. I promise that no prior knowledge of the show is needed to enjoy any of these.
After a couple of weeks of rest, we travelled to Amsterdam for a long weekend in January to celebrate my birthday. Of the cities we have visited so far, this has been my favorite. Not because of the legal pot and hookers (I turned 38, not 22), but because its grey, gloomy weirdness (not to mention all the hippies on bicycles) reminded me a lot of Portland. Some highlights: