First - the big news!
Congratulations to TofuCat for winning a copy of
Whole Grain Vegan Baking!
Tomorrow I'll be hopping on a plane (with my awesome mom!) to go to the VidaVeganCon vegan bloggers conference and I CANT WAIT. It's going to be so much fun to see old friends and meet new friends and meet old friends I've never met - if you know what I mean!! :)
One thing I am really looking forward to is Eating Myself Silly while in Portland. However, that does mean that I've been making an effort to keep things light around home this week. :)
Did you even know that a salad could be one of your favorite dinners ever?? I don't think I knew that. Over at the PPK Forums, I've so many rave reviews about the Salad Nicoise recipe from Appetite for Reduction, but I hadn't ever made it. But, inspired by pre-VVC week, I finally did, and I AM IN LOVE. Seriously, this isn't just one of my favorite salads ever, it's one of my favorite dinners ever! Light, filling, flavorful, beautiful, easy, delicious... it's a hands-down winner!
Plus, look at my amazing baby potatoes that I got at the farmers market: I was so happily surprised that the red new potatoes were red on the inside too! And the purple potatoes were so purple! So much fun. In fact, almost everything in the bowl is from the farmers' market - my favorite way to eat!