Running with scissors is fun until you fall.
So is corporate wellness: it sounds like a tonne of fun, with stretch breaks on the clock, healthy snacks in the break room, employer-sponsored massages, health coaching, exercise classes…
…Because 99.9% of the food produced in this household befits the adjective “mysterious,” to the uninitiated.
If you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ve probably stared at a plate like this often: cooked grain, beans, and greens.
Videre licet, lentils and rice. Nota bene the rice was cooked with cumin and saffron.
VNV Nation is the official dishwashing music of Gothic Granola.
There’s nothing particular about Ronan Harris and Mark Jackson’s synthpop that makes me want to wash dishes; their music has a way of keeping up my momentum. I don’t have any issues with dishwashing motivation, but I like music while I work.
When my parents gave me a Vitamix blender for a graduation present, my mom and I soon realised, as I was reading the accompanying cookbook aloud one afternoon, that there was a Vitamix “lifestyle.” Much like California cuisine, which highlights fresh ingredients and often merges cultural cooking styles, the Vitamix cookbook emphasized using the freshest ingredients possible and provided options for healthy, vegan, raw, and haute cuisine dishes. Several creamy sauces, including a creamy tomato and alfredo sauces, incorporate tofu instead of heavy cream. While the cookbook includes a homemade mayonnaise recipe (eggs and oil at 2 horsepower blending–woo hoo!), there was not a vegan mayonnaise option, to my surprise. I forgot to buy “nayo” at Sprouts on Saturday when I was buying provisions for our Saturday night barbecue.