It's Favorites Friday time! I hope everyone enjoys all these links - I did!
There were a couple could articles this week on Food Issues. Mixed Greens Blog wrote a thought provoking post on what leads us to change the way we view our food in Carbon 101 Foodprints. I think this is a great post that shows how we are each on our own paths to figuring out our relationships with food and that we will each be challenged towards change if we allow ourselves to be and what provokes that change may be different for each person.
Over at MNN (Mother Nature Network) there was an article about potential foods we could lose due to monoculture, genetic modification and industrial agriculture. I really enjoyed the bits of history they provided about where mass outbreaks have happened before with disastrous results, like the potato famine. To me this brought home, even more, the importance of avoiding and hopefully eventually banning GMOs as well as supporting local small agriculture with an emphasis on diversity of both crops and varietals.
I loved the post that The Daily Raw Cafe wrote to her Aunt Gigi and the marinated collards recipe that went with it.
For a delicious sounding vegetarian mexican food fix check out Oven Aversions' Mole Burrito with Guacamole This sounded so delicious and she had a good point about products that seem to be one thing but turn out to be another. By the way, I only recently discovered this blog, but I'm really enjoying it so far. You should definitely check it out.
Live Green Mom decided to make her own chocolate syrup and it sounds yummy!
Seitan is my Motor had a delicious sounding Carrot Coconut Soup.
Rawmazing did it again. The recipes on this blog never fail to inspire me to eat more raw goodies. Just check out the recipe for Cinnamon Raisin "Toast"
BitterSweet had a recipe for Adzuki Bean Gyoza - Little Bundles of Joy, Indeed!
Here's a source for coupons for natural and organic products - eat and live sustainably and save a little money in the process!
Julia and Julia goes Vegan? Oh yeah! Check out A to Z Blogging of Conscious Cook and Vegan Table. I'm looking forward to following Pink Vegan's progress.
So simple and so delicious made with three of my favorite things - mushrooms, asparagus and tempeh. See what Vegan Minded Blog wrote about here. Yum!
Last, but not least I came across something fun over at Dinner at Christina's where everyone gets together and shares their "firsts" in the culinary world from that week. It's called Friday Firsts and she explains how it came about here. Go check it out and share a first!
Well, I hope that keeps everyone busy over the weekend. I also hope everyone enjoyed my recipes from this week and the story of how I met my husband. I really will have to share my stories sometime about all the gourmet dinners I've had while out in the wilderness, especially the one where we had home cooked southern food in a snow cave during a blizzard. It's a good one.
Coming soon to Rutabagas and Other Adventures:
- Zucchini, Carrots and Broccoli Two Ways
- A cookbook review - Vegan Brunch
- Fennel and Grapefruit Salad
and much much more...
Question: What has inspired you to change your ways of looking at food and how you eat?
Now I'm off to spend the weekend enjoying the spring weather:
Reading through my new Vegetarian Times Magazine:
And dreaming up recipes for all the lovely produce in this weeks CSA from Full Circle Farm.