Weekly Roundup–3.12.11

Greetings, all!

Here are a few articles I found interesting this past week.

  •  Vegan Done Real – Kitchen Parade. This series is in response to Oprah’s infamous “vegan episode,” and I love the point. Vegans and vegetarians do not need processed foods and processed meat substitutes. People, regardless of their meat-eating preferences, need real food! Food made from whole ingredients! Food that tastes good and is easy to make. Check out this link to see 52 “Vegan Done Real” recipes.
  • Making Vegetable Stock From Scraps – Poor Girl Eats Well. (Guest post by Andrew over at Eating Rules.) I have been meaning to do this for ages now. AGES. I have a Ziplock baggie full of potato peels, onion remnants, and various other veggie cast-aways hanging tight in the freezer. I have some carrots and a few other small amounts of loose veggies in the crisper. With Project: Food Budget effectively changing some of my buying habits, why not save the $2-3 I spend on a quart of broth? Today is the day. I will make veggie stock. I will, I will, I will!
  • Looks Aren’t Everything – Peas and Thank You. Mama Pea has done it again. Check out this “cheesy” pasta bake for a spin on a comfort food staple.

And with that, I bid you a Happy Saturday. I have energy bars on the brain lately, so I plan to get in a good bike ride this morning and then create some DIY granola bar goodness later in the day (alongside my veggie stock – odd combo!). If they turn out, I will share with you Monday!

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