I planned a food post for today and ate my meal before I actually photographed it. Fail. So I leave you with a video. Three of my friends have posted this on my facebook wall in the past couple of months. Why? Two of my favorite things: pizza and the Olsen twins (I’m not ashamed). I dare you to watch it and not get it stuck in your head:

Also, because I’ve been meaning to do this for a while…
I am posting some links to my favorite food sites and a few cookbooks.
I really don’t look for cooking inspiration much anymore, but when I did these were some of my favorite sites:
vegan dad— One of my favorites for comfort food. Probably one of the only food blogs I really check out anymore. Great for comfort vegan food and lots of indian recipes! You go vegan dad! I <3 you.
vegan yum yum— R.i.p. vegan yum yum. This blog was one of my favorites– she stopped blogging a while ago, but one of my favorite meals comes from here (with a ton more garlic added to it). Be sure to check out her bread lasagna.
chow vegan-– Yes. I need to remember to check this site out more often.
vegnews— This is a great vegan resource. Everything from food, to lifestyle, to travel.
honestfare– Not vegan. Don’t care. This site is amazing food porn. My mouth is watering from just browsing now and I just came from a huge meal.
thekitchn— Not vegan. When I have the time I love to scroll through this blog. Every part of apartment therapy is amazing. Do yourself a favor and definitely check it out.
books:
How to Cook Everything Vegetarian: Simple Meatless Recipes for Great Food—  I love Mark Bittman. I can’t say it enough. it could be a bit more vegan friendly, but whatever– this book is a great go to guide to figure out the best and simplest way to cook any vegetable.
Vegan Yum Yum: Decadent (But Doable) Animal-Free Recipes for Entertaining and Everyday— I don’t know it, but the blog was amazing, I assume this book is too.
The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions: Veganize It! Foolproof Methods for Transforming Any Dish into a Delicious New Vegan Favorite— just got this. I haven’t been able to really sit down with it yet. My only complaint is they seem to reference mock meat a lot. I try to stay away from the processed mock meat as much as possible. Other than that it seems like an amazing guide for beginning vegans.
movie:
Food Inc.— Do yourself a favor and really start researching Americas food system. Whether you are vegan or not Americans need to start becoming more aware of our disgusting food system and the food they eat.
Most of these links are vegan or extremely vegan friendly, but please note most of my inspiration does not come from vegan recipes— you’ve just got to find food you crave and love and make it work for whatever lifestyle you are living. I’ll say it again and again– the best thing you can do is stay away from food engineered to be “low fat”– added chemicals– and processed foods. The best meals prepared come from whole foods prepared simply. Less chemicals, more health, more happiness!

Happy Friday!

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7 Comments

  1. i think i remember the original of that video from when i was little. i think.lol

  2. Ooooh I totally feel you on the Vegan Yum Yum. Her smoky miso tofu recipe is to DIE for. Soo good!

  3. OMG my boyfriend found that video a few weeks ago and kept playing it over and over…so creepy lol

  4. im laughing sooo hard at that video right now how creepy! I def. saw every one of there videos when I was younger i was (and still might be) Olsen obsessed as well (Beastly?!?)

  5. I have been dying to try Vegan Yum Yum's Avocado Wasabi Salad. I need to just do it already!