More "clean out whatchu got" plus "other bloggers really know what they're talking about." This lentil salad really is the best ever. Currants and capers!
Sarah runs an
incredible blog, for those of you who don't know about My New Roots. It's not
vegan but a lot of her recipes are really easily adapted.
I added zucchini for extra veggitude. Here, served over spinach with
local heirloom tomato. Have I mentioned already how much I LOVE using
spices? It's so much fun! I feel like an alchemist, or a chemist,
concocting some love potion or polio vaccine. I never know what will
compliment food, or what will overpower it so I just forgo the spices.
Bad move. She knows.
Also, yet ANOTHER co-worker is leaving (two other friends left in the last month or so) so I baked some banana chocolate chip muffins for him.
As he is
someone who has always been super enthusiastic about any baked goods
I've brought in, it would be remiss of me to not bring something in
on his last day. Cheers, dude, onto bigger and better. The recipe is from The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. People really raved about them. I threw in the last of some chopped pecans and used coconut oil (rather than canola) because that is what I have.
Funny aside: I brought the container into work (it is sort of translucently see-through) and a (different) friend stopped me in the morning, "Whatchu got in there? Fried chicken?" and I jokingly said yes, it was cold fried chicken that I brought in for breakfast but when he opened the container, he was like - "They're muffins!" I kind of find it hilarious that he actually thought I would be eating cold fried chicken at 9 am, but I guess that's the kind of dude he is. Either way, he enjoyed a vegan muffin as a substitute for chicken. "It's almost as good," he said.