I don’t know whether to be excited that August is greeting us with a heat wave, or mourn the fact that my birthday month is over (boo) and I’m left figuring out how a 30 year old behaves on the internet.
How about both?
Stay tuned to see this granny navigate the blogosphere as a no-longer 20-year old. Should be neat! Should be hip! Should be…what do the kids say, these days? HundredP? I dunno. I give up. Please like me?
Onto the end of month recap, starting with eats!
1. Creamy Lime Pie Bars // 2. Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl // 3. Super Seedy Sunflower Butter // 4. Super Powered Orange Juice // 5. Vegan Nicoise Salad (30 minutes!) // 6. Asian Quinoa Salad (30 minutes!) // 7. Vegan Milky Way // 8. Roasted Broccoli Sweet Potato Chickpea Salad // 9. Classic Vegan Falafel (GF) // 10. Tahini Stuffed Dates (aka Tahini Bombs!) // 11. Ginger Colada Green Smoothie // 12. The Best Vegan ‘Pulled Pork’ Sandwich! // 13. Vegan Pepperoni
Whoa. Things got delicious in July. Which recipe was your favorite? To be honest, the Classic Falafel and Tahini Bombs stole my heart. So good!
Things We’re Into //
Wear – I have literally worn this shirt on my body every day in July. OK, maybe there were days where I washed it, but then I put it right back on my body once it was clean (otherwise, ew). Go support my pal McKel of Nutrition Stripped and sport an avo crop top with me! Iz gonna be so great.
Read – I’ve been a slacker in the book department because when life gets busy, I don’t read. However, one book that has been on in the background is Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma. I feel like it’s in the category of “if you’re at all interested in food, you have to read this book.” I don’t know if I would agree with that, but it has furthered my knowledge of the history of food in America and where I fit into that picture. Book recommendations welcome! I’m currently on the library wait list for When Breath Becomes Air and Eat Dirt. So excited.
Follow – An Instagram account I’ve been loving this month has been my pal @thelittlethingswedo because she just has her third baby (pictured below) and I’m in serious stalker mode. Go check her out as well as her three little ones. Yes, three. The woman is a saint. Another new-to-me crush is @heartbeetkitchen! How gorgeous and inventive, amiright? That vegan ice cream video has me all heart eyes emoji.
Watch – I watched the documentary True Cost (on Netflix) this month and was deeply saddened and immediately re-evaluated all of my shopping habits. It’s an incredibly eye opening look into the fashion industry and how fashion fashion has affected our culture and the people who make our clothing. This is a must see.
Listen – As if there were another song to choose? One Dance by Drake has been on repeat in our house. I dance to it every time. Can’t stop won’t stop.
Play – I randomly picked up this 7-in-1 colored pencil at a boutique in Kansas City and it’s been rocking my world ever since. To-do lists have never been so fun.
Meet – We’re into meeting you guys recently and are putting on our third cookbook event this Thursday, August 4th in Vancouver B.C. Are you in the area? Come meet us! The cooking demo is sold out, but the cookbook signing is at 6:30 pm and open/free to all! Be sure to check out our Events page to see if we’re coming to a city near you. We’re adding more all the time.
What We’re Craving //
In August, I’m sharing some of my go-to, everyday recipes that are super simple, utilize seasonal produce, and require as little cooking as possible. Also, they’re insanely delicious. Be stoked!
See you back soon for another recipe, friends!
-Dana (and that John guy)