I meant to blog about this earlier, but all the anger and negativity got the in way of my writing.
See? Making lists helps.
I’ve added a new blog to my reading list, FatFree Vegan Kitchen. It’s just so pretty I can’t help myself. Anyway, I’m a big time fan chickpeas (obvi -- I mean, I am a hummus Connoisseur), and I have been trying to get more soup in the cooking repertoire so when I saw this recipe -- and how lovely it looked -- I had to give it a try.
I made it last week, when I had a night to myself after (another) particularly crappy gym experience. I ran through Whole Foods, picking up the few ingredients I didn’t already have on hand, as well as this:
That’s right. I bought a salad spinner. I know you’re all like, “WTF Lou? A salad spinner? Isn’t that the most pointless kitchen gadget… like…uh... ever?” Not so my people. My latest vegan cookbook swears by it. Anyway, the purchase lifted my mood in the moment, and I’ve been looking for a salad spinner for awhile anyway. (Though, I intended to spend $1.99 on it at Ikea, rather than $24.99 at Whole Foods. Whatever… we all have our vices.)
See? Buying stuff helps.
For the most part, the soup was super easy and fairly quick to make. I highly recommend you try it. In fact, I am way more into this soup than the lentil soup MM and I made a couple of weeks ago.
In other vegan news (and then I swear I’m going to get back to work), I went a little nuts on amazon.com last week and bought $60 worth of books (HOLY SHIT). Just me and my search for the holy grail of health. Two of the books I bought were vegan focused:
A Way Out : Dis-ease Deception and the Truth About Health
According to my sister, this guy is a nutjob raw foodist who believes that disease doesn’t really exist -- a thesis that is probably going to piss some people off. He probably hates the pharmaceutical companies. I say, bring it on.
Vegan: The New Ethics of Eating
From what I’ve read, this is going to be straight up vegan lit. Propaganda, health benefits, maybe a couple of gruesome stories about the treatment of animals and slaughterhouses (*shudder*).
That's all for now folks. Back to hell.