You guys! The combination of yr magic get-well vibes + my for real rest day worked like a charm! I am basically totally healthy. Thank goodness! While my sickies kept me out of spring break fun for a few days, they will not keep me from this weekend’s shenanigans, which include a friend’s Belated St. Paddy’s Day-slash-Groundhog’s Day Party (yes, you read that right), as well as a night of gay bar dancing in an honor of a special out-of-town guest birthday boy!
Second best thing to the weekend? Fun things from the internet, of course!:
1. Brilliant Beet Juice
Linda Wagner’s fruity citrus beet juice looks and sounds absolutely incredible! I bet if I make a big batch of this and sip on it with my eyes closed, I might be able to trick myself into thinking it’s actually spring….
2. ATTN: Vegan Wine Lovers
This guest post from the folks at Vegan Vine, featured on A Dash of Compassion is enlightening and stomach-turning. It breaks down the myriad of non-vegan ways that wine is sometimes processed, including methods that involve egg whites and fish bladders. Gag! Because reading wine labels can be trickier than food labels (the same regulations do not apply), Vegan Vine gives you some tips so you can ensure cruelty-free vino sipping.
3. Poultry Production Bad for You, for Animals, and for Workers
Michelle Chen, keeper of my food-focused syndicalist heart, does it again. Her article about the health hazards faced by workers at poultry factories is an important reminder that all oppression is connected, and that our food choices influence more than the environment, the animals, and our health—-they influence the treatment of laborers.
4. 2-Ingredient Watermelon Cake
There are a million reasons to visit Sayward’s Bonzai Aphrodite blog—(beautiful writing! gorgeous photography! fabulous inspiration!)—but if you need some hard proof, just take a look at this brilliant watermelon “cake.” Watermelon + whipped coconut milk/cream. C’est tout. Love it!
5. Kindness Be Conceived
The blog has been kind of music-heavy lately. Blame the changing of the seasons. It always motivates me to revamp my playlists and albums. I think there’s something yogic going on beneath these Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (feat. Joanna Newsom (!)) lyrics. And it’s a lovely little melody, too. <3
What’s your favorite juice to make? Are you a wine drinker, and if so, do you try to buy vegan wine? Isn’t that watermelon cake amazing?!
Happy weekend! xoxo