Weekend Reads

Every week I can’t believe it when Sunday rolls around.  Has it been a whole seven days already!?  It seems that it has.  This week has been filled to the brim with food, friends, and (surprisingly) working out.  I signed up for a free week at SPSC Crossfit and went Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.  I really can’t put into words how SORE I was by the time Thursday rolled around.  Friday I could barely move, but Saturday I was feeling a little stronger and today I’m hardly sore anymore (except for my butt muscles.  Yes, my butt muscles. OW)!

I officially signed up for a month of crossfit and am going in for my fundamentals class tomorrow night.  That’s the class where they teach you proper form so you don’t throw out your back, or your knee, or generally ruin your life by trying to do something you’re not ready for.  We’ll see how much stronger I get, and I’m excited to keep you guys updated!  Unfortunately, the workouts cut into my cooking time this week, and I didn’t get the cabbage soup made!  I was going to make it Friday, but couldn’t lift my arms high enough to chop an onion.  Don’t laugh.  This is real life.  Maybe next week?  So instead of cabbage soup, enjoy these five links from my favorite places around the web!

1. Sandwiches.  I love them.  I used to love piling all kinds of meat and cheese between fluffy bread with pickles, mayo, and veggies.  When I started buying meat and cheese from the deli instead of the pre-packaged kind, I was convinced I “made it” in life.  Nowadays meat and cheese isn’t on the menu, and I’ve never really liked those Tofurkey veggie slices, so I’m always on the lookout for simple sandwich ideas.  This Mashed Chickpea and Avocado Sandwich from The Simple Veganista is officially on the top of my list.

Photo Credit: The Simple Veganista

2. I also love spring rolls.  Tragically, anytime I make spring rolls they come out looking very unappealing, and don’t hold together very well.  This is why I need this Spring Roll Rolling Tutorial from Pumpkin and Peanut Butter.

Photo Credit: Pumpkin and Peanut Butter

3. Golden milk is something I’ve been interested in trying for some time now, though I haven’t gotten around to it.  This article at EarthSprout explains what golden milk is, why turmeric is so fantastically good for you, and it has a recipe!  I personally would leave out the oil (not looking to drink my calories) and sub soy or almond milk for the cow’s milk.  The recipe also calls for honey, so if you don’t consume honey just replace with maple syrup or agave.

Photo Credit: EarthSprout

4. Edible Perspective is one of the blogs I follow just for the photography.  I mean, how drool-worthy are her photos!  This recipe is super easy to veganize – just replace butter with vegan butter or oil, and either leave off the cheese or top with a vegan Parmesan.  You won’t be able to get enough of these Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Rosemary.

Photo Credit: Edible Perspective

5. New to the plant-based life?  Need some motivation?  Check out these Five Tips to Stick With Healthy Eating by Running to the Kitchen.  I especially like number five.

Photo Credit: Running to the Kitchen

2 thoughts on “Weekend Reads

  1. Liz

    Thanks for sharing my Vegetarian Spring Rolls 🙂

    • ThisVeganWhimsy

      Absolutely! I tried rolling a spring roll using your method, and it came out MUCH better than my previous attempts 🙂

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