I want to remind everyone that they don’t have to blog about food they cook that day. I see a lot of posts starting with “Sorry, I didn’t cook today so…” But it doesn’t matter, don’t apologize. Just talk about food. If you didn’t cook that’s a great opportunity to talk about your favorite spatula or your garden or maybe something that has nothing to do with you. Maybe a grain or maybe how apples were represented in mythology from different cultures. Dig deep! There’s so much out there, some of it might not be that obvious but might get you to do your best writing. I hope that doesn’t sounds like chastising, because who the hell am I to chastise? I just don’t want people dropping out because they think they’re doing it wrong or something.
And now for the round-up! Lots of people are blogging about grains. I was a strictly quinoa girl through most of my twenties and then began to broaden my horizons and regret all those nights where I didn’t eat millet. Don’t let the same fate befall you. Carpe Diem! Seize the grain.
Carla at Year Of The Vegan proves that she can do more than just rice.
Lisa at Show Me Vegan prepares a scrumptious looking polenta dish with black beans, sweet potatoes and green zebras (the tomatoes, silly!)
This is a great tip from B36 kitchen, use leftover grains in your veggie burgers. She uses millet in this creation.
Lillet and Trey describe collards and quinoa as the Starsky & Hutch of Good For You Goodness. I couldn’t agree more! Quinoa and collards love a good car chase.
Shellyfish sings the praises of bulghur and describes how she throws together a grainy salad.