I’ve decided to make a list of shiny I’ve come across this week and to share it with all you ducks. I usually log a few dozen hours each week on food blogs, drooling here and mentally munching there, and I figured that my endless folders of to-do goodies don’t always get done unless I keep a short list handy.
If you think I’m joking, this is my selection of folders, and I usually have two windows with pretty much that number of tabs open at all times. So, if I spam you with “I’m going to make this NOW” comments and I never get round to it, it’s not out of lack of motivation, it’s because there’s too much shiny in this world!
To make things even worse, the folder “vegan lists” is purely dedicated to all the “top 5 ” this or “top 40″ that…endless, endless lists. I guess this is why people pimp it out with Pinterest, but that place is possibly the most dangerous location in all time and space, because you can just click…and click some more. It’s worse than the “random” button on Reddit or wikipedia, because everything is so pretty and harmonious and amazing.
Ergo, short lists FTW!
At least a few times a week I spam veganricha with “I need to make this” messages on twitter or wherever, and damnit, I want to! I’m going to limit myself to just two dishes, before I drive myself insane, but oh boy, she delivers on the nom!
Tiramisu brownies – I’ve stumbled across this link so many times and keep on “resaving” it on my computer. Just look at that delicious layered-ness!
Chickpea Chorizo Quinoa Shells in Tomato sauce – wibble wobble! This hits all my spots; comfort food FTW!
Pea and vanilla cake with lemon icing and pea shoots by Veggie Desserts – at some point when I was starting with my vegan journey I made everything green, especially once I discovered spirulina. I transformed Chocolate Covered Katie’s pumpkin pie green, made green muffins, green…everything! Eventually I got the message that people thought it was a bit weird and off-putting (spirulina green doesn’t work with all edibles!), but I’m so inspired to slowly go green again (in style!) after discovering Veggie Desserts’ blog this week. How beautiful and crafty, not to mention stuffed full of veggies, as all things should be!
Rice flour pancakes with plum compote - I suck at pancakes (except these buckwheat pancakes, because they are no-fail!). I’ve spent hours in front of a stupid pan alternately poking and then not poking, high-heat then low-heat…I just can’t get it right. These pancakes, however, are photographed so beautifully that I am totally inspired, with some vegan variations. Ye gods, so pretty!
Heat-free lentil + walnut tacos over at Carrie on Living – this is one of my favourite kind of dishes – anything wrapped in a lettuce leaf is stellar and must be all kinds of nom!
Anyway, there you have it – a few sparkly nibbles to whet the appetite. I just spent about four hours in the kitchen baking and making a mess (and not actually satisfied with most of what I made), so I’m not even in the mood for my late dinner, but I can guarantee that by the morning I’ll be licking the screen with these lovely dishes! I realized this week of full day work, as opposed to my usual half-day, that if ever I finally get my “adult” job I’ll be posting a lot less, because yikes, there’s no time after work, and by then the sun is long gone. Boo! Still, doesn’t stop me from trolling the internet and living vicariously through people with excellent photography skills and sunny windows ;)
Speaking of sunny windows, we’re busy looking at houses, and I’ve 100% found my dream home! We’re going with the lovely in-laws tomorrow afternoon to go look, but it will mean a LOT less budget for food and luxury items, but more sun to take photos in (if we get the place and the loan to help finance it!). Soooo win some, lose some! We plan on converting any garden we get into a veggie patch of doom though, so I’m beyond psyched to one day be digging around in manure for my own eggplants and making pesto with my own spinach. :D
Anything special happening this weekend?