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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Cause for Celebration

The ever so kind Jenny over at Vegan and So Forth had a giveaway for some vegan goodies a few days back, and I won! I'm pretty stoked because I don't usually enter these things.
In the attempt to pass along some karma, I figured I'd start to have a few giveaways of my own. While I'm not exactly rolling in the dough, I work at a bookstore and am constantly and compulsively buying a stockpile of books. Today Greg kindly showed me a newly revised edition of Dianne Jacob's Will Write For Food, a how-to writing and reference guide to writing I know most, if not all, blog readers are bloggers themselves and this seems like a pretty neat little guide to have. It also has some tips on food photography, recipe and cookbook writing, how to make it professionally, and so on. I'm going to thumb through it but when I'm finished, I will pass it along to anyone who's interested. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment here and check back. I'll leave the contest open for a week, until August 4, when (fittingly for foodies) in 1936 police attacked a hunger march in Springfield, Il. (This according to my Slingshot!)
So, thanks, Jenny!
Another cause for celebration is just the lame fact that I finally can remember eating something green. I feel like with all the dinner parties G and I have been having, I've been eating things I wouldn't usually and have sorely neglected healthful eating, which I'm paying particular attention to for a (minor) health reason. I had a lot of fruit in the morning, including the sweetest dried mission figs and a not-quite-rotten banana but lunch was the all-star: Whole Foods salad bar kale and avocado salad (with red onion and lemon juice on it, I think), sliced bell peppers, and shredded beets. Thank God for vegetables. I felt totally rejuvenated afterwards. I also bought a Naked Green Superfood juice to up the ante.
Dinner was simple. G and I bought rice cakes and hummus to make sort of sandwiches for dinner yesterday and I pretty much ate the same thing tonight, with the addition of spinach, sliced onion, and tomato. Carrot sticks on the side.

Not pictured is an additional small salad of the rest of the tomato and more spinach, topped with capers and nooch. Now I'm on to the (cheap!) leftover beer we bought at WF, which is another reason for celebration.


  1. Hello, nice to meet you---I saw your comment on my blog. Pale ale is my favorite, and that dinner looks delicious for summer. (Is it summer wherever you live? You mention Whole Foods, so I assume you're in the US.)

  2. Oh, and p.s. that book sounds awesome. :)

  3. Oh yea, it's definitely summer here (in NY.) The dinner was great for not turning on an oven, or really even taking too much effort! I've only just started really appreciating Pale Ales but they are pretty good. Thanks for the comment - I think it places you in good running, ha!


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