After reading a recommendation for this book, I immediately bought it off Amazon. As a pretty new vegetarian, I’ve become really interested in the subject. This book not only recommends a (mostly) vegetarian lifestyle, but the author digs deep into the concept of real vs. produced food. He has very well-researched arguments to back up his points. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in food and living a healthy lifestyle. I got into it right from the start, and while it’s definitely more of an academic read than something for pleasure, it’s incredibly interesting and really makes me happy that I made the choice of switching to a vegetarian diet.
Because one of my goals is to give you guys really awesome vegetarian recipes, I went down to the library and looked for vegetarian cookbooks to get some ideas. Unfortunately the library in Narragansett is REALLY small and they didn’t really have many choices. I ended up just getting this book of Vegan recipes. Although I’m not a vegan and have no inclination to become vegan, I know that if something is vegan it’s also vegetarian, so I was able to get a few recipes from it to try out.
Recently I bought this color Revlon nail polish (“Minted”) from CVS and painted my nails. It’s really cute It was definitely a hit for Easter – I got a lot of compliments at work. And check out my awesome band-aid! You know that thick plastic they use to wrap things like headphones and Barbies in that’s really hard to get open? While working, something with that around it sliced a pretty large chuck off my finger. Awesome!
Sorry about the quality of this picture (my camera died!!). For dinner tonight I had leftover veggie pizza from Dominoes (I got desperate last night when Stop&Shop was closed for Easter), some green beans, and creamed corn! I got the creamed corn recipe from the 500 Vegan Recipes cookbook and it was super awesome. Who knew creamed corn could actually be healthy???
Creamed Corn (500 Vegan Recipes)
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup diced onion
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cup skim milk
- 1 cup yellow corn kernels
- 1 cup white corn kernels
- 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and diced
- Salt and paprika to taste
- Add the olive oil to a pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and sweat until translucent, stirring.
- Add the flour and stir until fully incorporated. Add the milk and stir until smooth. Turn up the heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. As soon as it begins to boil, stir in the corn and the bell pepper. Stir until completely heated through. Add salt and paprika to taste.