The other day I sort of forgot to eat until late in the day. Trust me, that rarely happens! When I finally realized why I was so cranky (h.u.n.g.e.r.) I made a huge salad.
JL’s Holy-Crap-I-Forgot-To-Eat-Today-And-It’s-3pm Salad
- 1 head of romaine lettuce (yep)
- 1/2 cup black beans
- Diced onion
- Spoonful of sauerkraut
- A small tomato, sliced
- Half a cup of raw red cabbage
- Sunflower seeds
- This dressing: 3 tablespoons tahini, juice of one blood orange, one clove of garlic, and water (add enough to achieve desired consistency) mixed in the blender.
- Fresh ground pepper
Serves ONE (no shame in my game)
Last night we went to dinner at Nosh in downtown Colorado Springs.
I tried the miso-roasted cauliflower, the spicy tofu bowl and the vegan chocolate pudding. The cauliflower was delicious, as was the dessert. The tofu dish? Well, it wasn’t love. I ate the tofu, the peanuts and some of the kale but the sauce was a little too salty and well, too much in general. The server was a doll. She came over and said “it doesn’t look like you enjoyed that.” I said, laughing, “can we talk?” She pulled up a chair (loved that) and I explained that I love tofu and I love kale and that sauce was just way overboard; the chef just might want to let the tofu and kale sing on their own. I went on to say that I wasn’t complaining, just providing feedback, and that I love that Nosh has great options for vegans. I asked her to thank the chef for me. She said she really appreciated hearing my perspective. When we got the check she had removed the tofu dish from the bill. Class. Act. I told her we would definitely be back – and we will, because it’s a super-fun and trendy place and the food is good.
I have announcements!
- My February coaching special is still going on! 30% off one month of vegan lifestyle coaching!
- Colorado Springs-area vegans and veg-curious friends, you can still sign up for my March vegan lifestyle class: Beyond Meatless Mondays: Dive Deeper into Plant-Based Living. I’m keeping this class small, group coaching-style, so register soon!
- My fundraiser for Our Hen House continues! If you’re a regular listener to the fabulous podcast or read the daily posts on the online magazine, you know what a valuable resource Our Hen House is to vegans. Please give!
This week’s vegan links and news
- The benefits of going vegan for Lent
- Vegan recipes fit for every degree of Lenten abstinence (includes a Tahini Brownie recipe, yum!)
- Cutest chef ever?
- PETA Names Top 10 Vegetarian-Friendly NBA Arenas
- More cows harmed for cheese than for milk
- Meat-free gains momentum at The Natural Food Show 2013
- Alicia Silverstone on Vegan Dating
- Raising A Vegan Child Tricky But Doable With Guidance
- Plant-Based Diets for Fibromyalgia
- That Vegan Thing: Public library a good place to get started
Vegan eats and drinks are popping up all over the place!
- Bean Vegan Cuisine in Charlotte! Creature comforts, no meat at Bean: Vegan reproductions of comfort foods, served with warmth
- Garden Grill Cafe in Wichita! Meat isn’t missed at Garden Grill Cafe
- Vegan eats in Ohio! Vegan Roots translates Cincinnati’s culinary faves
- More vegan eats in Los Angeles! Tal Ronnen, Chef of Plant-Based Crossroads on Melrose
- Samphire Brasserie to open in the U.K.! Plymouth couple open vegetarian and vegan restaurant
- Vegan drinks in Chennai! Welcome to Veganville
- Black Forest Cookie Dough Truffles
- Split Pea and Edamame Hummus
- RAWKIN’ YA BACK TO THE STONE AGE ONION DIP
- Raw Chocolate Mousse Pie
- Smoky Apple Baked Beans
- Mango, Daikon, and Avocado Spring Rolls with Ume Lime Dip
- Compassion Couture has Maggie Bags! (Recycled seat belts = genius)
- MOVIE REVIEW: MADONNA OF THE MILLS
This week on the blogs
JL goes Vegan
FRIDAY: Will you play a game? (You could win a copy of Main Street Vegan and Vegan for Life!) YOU CAN STILL ENTER!
Stop Chasing Skinny
A fellow vegan lifestyle coach and educator is offering Body-Loving Yoga in New York!