Happy Friday! I’m spending today doing a bunch of prep for my uncle’s 60th birthday party, so I get to be in the kitchen making vegan food that will convince a party full of non-vegans that vegan food is excellent. :)
Enjoy the Friday Five and have a great weekend!
Yum! This roasted cauliflower dish from Blissful Basil sounds so delicious. I love tahini and I love cilantro, so I’m definitely going to make this!
Free Lunches in Public Schools
Boston and Chicago have joined the list of cities that are taking part in a federal initiative to serve free lunches in all public schools. No paperwork, no “proving” you are “poor enough,” just free lunches for all. That is my kind of program. Read about Chicago here and Boston here.
I haven’t used my zucchini spiralizer in far too long and this recipe from The Spicy RD seems like just the thing to make to bring it back. What a delightful summer dish!
There is a lot of interesting stuff happening on this year’s cover of the ESPN Body Issue. Prince Fielder, a 275-pound Black male baseball player, poses nude on this year’s issue, demonstrating, what this article suggests, that, “[a]thletes’ bodies, just like those of us mere mortals, come in all shapes and sizes, and they can all be magnificent in their own ways.” So much to say about gender, race, and body image. I’d love to hear thoughts on this cover in the comments!
Stuff From the Week That Made Me Happy
Finally seeing “Obvious Child” (so good!)
Curing a summer cold in two days flat with awesome natural remedies
Bike rides and walks
A delicious vegan burrito
Finding a perfect pair of heels at 50% off
Self-care (in the form of a mother/daughter mani-pedi)
What made you happy this week? What do you think about the ESPN cover? What’s your favorite thing to make for a party attended by mostly non-vegans?