Wednesday, February 28, 2007

A fun veggie dinner & Vegan Shoes!

Thanks for all the cookbook emails everyone! I'm going to make another batch this weekend, and I'll send them out soon!

We had a fun dinner of veggies tonight. I bought some nice big artichokes on sale at the farmer's market last weekend. I don't totally love artichokes, but it's fun a couple of times a year. Most of the nation's artichokes are grown around here, so they are also a neat local crop. Musty also got a big bag of brussel sprouts from our tax guy today (?? don't totally know how that worked! ), and so I made the *fabulous* roasted brussel sprouts with toasted garlic. This recipe single-handedly turned me from a brussel-sprout-pessimist into a brussel-sprout-fan! And, I also made the always delicious "Blitva s Krumpirom" (potatoes with chard). It was a very delicious meal!

Today I bought myself a cool new pair of shoes! These caught my eye a few days ago at our local "outdoorsy" store. I noticed that they looked neat and cozy, and were *leather free*!! Hoorah! They are BOGS brand, which I haven't heard of before. They're very comfortable. They are made of rubber, canvas, and neoprene. They have laces, but no "tongue"... actually there's an inner part that you just slip into (perfect for lazy me!). Plus, with all the rain we've been having lately, I can finally wear something besides my flip flops and my tennies with holes in them. :) here's to cozy feet!

My favorite piece of mail is when I open the mailbox and find the latest copy of "VegNews" - I LOVE that magazine! So, now I'm off to take a bath and do some veggie reading. I can't wait!


  1. That meal does look delicious, and I need to try brussels sprouts that way because I've never much liked them, though I would really like to! And I LOVE the shoes--they're totally my style.

  2. Cute shoes! I like comfy functional shoes too. And there's a new issue of VegNews out? Great!

  3. I've only eaten Brussels Sprouts once in my life and didn't care for them much, but I'm willing to give it another go. I've seen them on many blogs and they always look so good!

    Isn't it exciting to find cool vegan shoes? It's neat that they don't have a tongue, then it won't be sliding around when you're doing a lot of walking.

    Flip flops?? Okay, that's just not fair...I'm kind of ready for this winter to make way for spring!

  4. What a lovely green meal! I've never prepared fresh artichoke - yours looks great :)

  5. Just wanted to say that the stuffed peppers in the below post look amazing.

  6. Anonymous9:56 AM

    Love the shoes! They're so cool and perfect for rain. I have gone on a few hikes where we had to cross through some small streams and these would have been perfect.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE artichokes. Seriously. Can't get enough of them. I haven't seen them for sale here in a long time though.

  7. What a fabulous green dinner! And what a coincidence- we had a super green dinner last night too, including brussels sprouts. And potatoes and chard, always a welcome site! I tried a new recipe for brussels sprouts recently and I think you'd like it too- hopefully I can post it soon. (It was from Food Blogga)

  8. I love roasted brussels sprouts with garlic! I love the shoes, they are hecka cute!

  9. Oooh, great shoes! I love finding new vegan shoes!

  10. Anonymous9:19 AM

    My partner's been going nuts trying to find comfy vegan shoes that hold up well. Thanks to your post, she just got her first [super cute] pair of Bogs and just loves 'em to death. Thanks so much for the heads up!

  11. Hoorah!
    Maureen, I'm so psyched to hear that your partner got some bogs too! Even though I don't know her, I'll be thinking of her when I wear mine. I really love them.

  12. Anonymous7:09 AM

    Thanks so much for both the recommendation and the sweet response! She really loves her bogs now, too :) Yay for vegan shoe bliss!


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