Weekend(ish) Reads

Weekend Reads are past due!  I’ve been travelling since Friday with my husband, showing him around Washington DC where some of my extended family lives, because he had never been there before.  We did all kinds of touristy stuff, ate some amazing food, and almost completely unplugged from our lives.  We didn’t bother to ask for the internet password at my aunt’s house, and instead just enjoyed spending time with each other before passing out from sheer exhaustion.  On Friday alone we walked 10 miles!  It was wonderful.

We saw some sights:

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I saw something seriously disturbing at the Smithsonian Museum of American History…I FEEL SO OLD.  The iPod is in a museum?  RILY?!
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And I had some vegan pizza with tofu and Daiya Cheese from Mellow Mushroom.  Unfortunately I failed to take pictures of the amazing Ethiopian meal we had on Saturday night, or the yummy lentil soup and falafel I gobbled up on Friday.  I’m going to get better at this, I swear.
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But enough yammering on, time for weekend reads!  Today I’m sharing five recipes I came across this past week that you simply must check out.

1. This Creamy Tomato Soup from Pickles N’ Honey looks easy and delicious.  I was never much for tomato soup as a kid, but I loved the creamy taste paired with a toasty grilled cheese and sweet pickles.  This is a vegan, non-canned version that doesn’t have a lot of ingredients and uses cashews for that creamy element.

Photo Credit: Pickles N’ Honey

2. Don’t know what to do with the butternut squash you got on sale?  Try making this Rice with Roasted Butternut Squash and Dried Cranberries.  Yes, rice and squash, together.

Photo Credit: Primavera Kitchen

3. I love chowders.  I mean love chowders.  I’ve never made one with sweet potatoes, and the addition of chana dal seems exotic.  Definitely check this recipe out at The Simple Veganista.

Photo Credit: The Simple Veganista

4. Full disclosure: I’m afraid of horseradish.  The story involves being fed a spoonful of horseradish as a child and me subsequently DYING.  Okay, feeling like I was dying.  But this recipe looks like a safe new beginning for horseradish broccoli quinoa salad.

Photo Credit: The First Mess

5. Produce on Parade is one of my most favorite food blogs.  I always want to try every recipe she posts, but this one caught my eye this week because it’s so unique.  Eggnog Roasted Acorn Squash?  Yes please!

Photo Credit: Produce on Parade


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