I hope the weekend treated you well
Ours was pretty full yet relaxing. I did a bit of baking (made these one bowl double chocolate chunk cookies on Friday night), sipped on almond milk lattes with friends, took Bernie to his first session of obedience school, explored Denver on foot with some out of town guests, and enjoyed a wonderful salmon dinner at Shells and Sauce. Despite all the fun things, I also felt SO productive because I was able to respond to all important e-mails, prep all the food, clean the apartment, and write in my calendar for the week. Success!
Now, enough talk about the weekend…let’s talk veggies and love 😉
You know how people talk about love at first sight? Well…if I’m speaking honestly (and I always try to on my little space of the internet!) that’s how I feel about me and veggies.
Call me crazy, but I remember being a veggie lover for as long as I can remember. Growing up, carrots held the top place in my veggie loving heart, but as I’ve grown older my palate has expanded to include almost every veggie! (with the exception of most mushrooms…)
Tasting a Japenese cucumber at the Broad Ripple Farmers Market
While I don’t label the way that I eat, I DO think it’s important for anyone and everyone to consume lots of fresh produce and I don’t think many people can argue with that 😉
My intense love for veggies and experimenting in the kitchen is a huge part of why I LOVE developing recipes for this blog, trying new recipes from cookbooks and other bloggers, and why I’m studying to become a Registered Dietitian.
When Mollie asked if I would join her project to create a cookbook focused on all.the.veggies. it took me about .5 seconds of consideration before I responded with an eager “yes!”
I mentioned a fun collaborative project that I have been honored to be a part of not too long ago, and I wanted to share a few more details with you about it!
To create this book, I’ve collaborated with over 45 other bloggers who all shared their favorite veggie-tastic recipes and photos to be included in this amazing cook book.
All of these bloggers involved are amazingly talented and have a deep passion for veggies, so I encourage you to check them out!
- A Southern Grace
- Cooking Up Clean
- Family Food on the Table
- Family For Health
- Fitful Focus
- Haute and Healthy Living
- Hola Jalapeno
- Jeanie and Lulu’s Kitchen
- Key Ingredients
- Parsley and Pumpkins
- Primal Health with Jean
- Pumpkin and Peanut Butter
- Real Simple Good
- Stupid Good
- The Delicious Balance
- The Weekly Menu
- Toaster Oven Love
- Treble in the Kitchen
- Vermilion Roots
- Where is my Spoon?
- Will Cook For Friends
Throughout the fall season, we (me and the other bloggers in the cook book) will be hosting a couple of launch parties with fun autumn themed recipes (because…why not?), so be on the lookout for these events! (Don’t worry, you can totally be in your jammies sipping wine…or more realistically for me eating a smoothie bowl at your computer clicking through and pinning your fav new recipes.)
I’m so excited for the launch of this book and I can’t wait for all of you to see it!
Questions of the Day:
- What veggie would you LOVE to try, but aren’t sure how to eat/prepare it?
- What is your favorite veggie?