Friday, July 17, 2015

What I'm Reading: July 2015

Lake Washington on a beautiful, sunny afternoon
I'm back in school again (this time, a biochemistry prerequisite [my very last prereq!!] that consists of 12 hours of class + 4 hours of lab A WEEK), so time is a luxury. Here are some things I'm reading when I have a chance:

...written while listening to Rihanna's Talk That Talk...

--This article summarizes the recently published Dietary Guidelines...including recommendations to eat a plants-based diet and increase fat consumption (depending on what type of fat it is; unsaturated is obviously better than saturated).

--Look at this amazing recipe for Vegan Chipotle Cauliflower Steaks! Wow.

--My very favorite grocery store from Portland is finally coming to the Seattle area! I'm so excited!! 

--Ack. People are STILL not eating enough fruit and vegetables. Eat more, people, please! 

--I read this book over the fourth of July weekend. It was a page-turner, but because it has some really deep issues, I had to keep taking breaks from it to soak in sunshine and light before going back to it. It's definitely worth a read.

--Vegan Mofo is returning in September! I'm not sure if I can commit to doing it this year, but it's going to be a bit different - there will be prompts given for every day. That should make it a bit easier to come up with stuff to write.

--This blueberry quinoa salad from Minimalist Baker looks like the perfect way to ingest some fresh blueberries I just got at the farmar!

--I found this website about CSPI (Center for Science in the Public Interest), which acts as "...the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness [since] the early 1970s. CSPI has long sought to educate the public, advocate government policies that are consistent with scientific evidence on health and environmental issues, and counter industry's powerful influence on public opinion and public policies." Sounds like my kind of organization.

--I really want to try this Almond Butter Marble Cake from Vegan Richa. Whenever it cools down enough outside that I actually want to turn on my oven again, I will! 

--What dietitians and nutrition professionals are drinking this weekend.

What are you reading right now?

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