I told Jackie of The Vegan Diet that I made the Warm Pumpkin and Chickpea Salad she posted yesterday and I promised to post a picture. You would never know if I didn't admit it, but I only had a sweet potato and used that instead of pumpkin. Jackie posted 2 delicious sounding recipes for pumpkin salads, and this one is really, really, good. It has a tahini dressing, which I lightened up a little by cutting down on the oil, and raw onion and cilantro. Yummy!
I want to post pictures of my kids on Halloween too! Chase's bones are painted on, and his gf won a couple a costume contests for her jungle woman outfit.
Just a couple of additional thoughts: I talk about my love for my new asian supermarket a lot. But I want to pass along a warning that I learned from my son. I showed him my new favorite rice cracker snack mix. It had one especially fun cracker that was round, the size of a marble, and had something rattling inside of it. Then he reminded to be careful of fish as an ingredient, and sure enough - no more fun crackers for me. I'm usually insanely careful to read labels. I just get excited when I find gluten free snacks. So, a reminder.
One last thing: I was having my oil changed Saturday morning, and one of the guys behind the counter was telling his coworkers about how he prepared his wonderful Thanksgiving turkeys. Then I heard him tell them that the secret to the best tasting vegetables and fish is to steam them in the top rack of your dishwasher on the "dry" cycle. They gave him such a hard time. "Do you wash them in there too before you steam them?" I have actually heard of this but have never ever considered attempting this. It just seems wrong to me.
Have any of you done this? Would you? (with veggies, of course!)
Happy World Vegan Day!