1. The One With All The Hyperbole. You guys should check out Drea’s blog. She’s kinda awesome and the reason I now own this:
Thanks Drea and thanks Chronicle Books!
I entered a contest on her blog and won. Now, I’m planning to make all sorts of yummy vegan food…but dudes, you can have my goat cheese when you pry it out of my cold, lifeless hands. Can’t nobody tear us apart.
2. Anna Sun by Walk The Moon.
This is my new favorite song. It sounds like summer. Particularly cookouts in the back yard. It’s all longneck bottles of cold beer beading with condensation, the smell of smoke wafting on the warm breeze, flip-flops, bare shoulders, warm laughter and warmer weather.
I’ve been listening to it pretty much non-stop for the past week – windows down, volume up and hair blowing in the wind.
3. The Vegetarian Tasting Plate at Seasons 52.
I hate the fact that vegetarianism is often equated with those grayish-brown hockey pucks passed off as veggie burgers. I don’t understand why anyone would eat super-processed soy when they could eat vegetables.
That’s why I fell in love with the vegetarian tasting plate – quinoa with orange segments and cranberries, a soft taco with black beans served with an avocado-cilantro-lime dipping sauce, chili relleno with spinach and goat cheese, roasted tomato with cheese and balsamic drizzle, asparagus and roasted tofu with a mango chutney. I would have preferred eggplant to the tofu but man, that mango chutney was on the money. The same exact spices my mom uses…and that’s about the biggest compliment I could give to any chef.