You might make some friends with this shit here. Roasted strawberries and coconut flakes make this salad look classy as fuck but it’s still a choice delivery method for all that fiber and antioxidants. Make some room on your plate for this nutritious motherfucker.
We did this with our friends at FoodBeast. Check their shit out. I’ve been reading dessert recipes over there for the last hour, I should probably get back to work.
ROASTED STRAWBERRY SALAD
16 medium strawberries, about 1 pound
1 teaspoon olive oil
a pinch of salt
½ cup coconut flakes (you can use sliced almonds to save some cash)
¼ cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
a big bunch of basil, chopped into thin strips, about 2/3 cup
salt and pepper to taste
1 big head of lettuce (green leaf, spinach, butter, whatthefuckever kind of lettuce is fine)
Warm up your oven to 400 degrees. Cut the green tops off the strawberries and throw that shit out. Slice the berries in half lengthwise. Toss them in a bowl with the teaspoon of olive oil and salt. Mix that shit up good so everything is coated. Put the strawberries cut side down on a cookie sheet. I hate doing dishes so I usually cover the cookie sheet with foil or something because the strawberries can release some juice and it’s annoying as fuck to clean. Roast the strawberries for 10 minutes. Throw the coconut flakes in their own section on the cookie sheet and then roast them at the same time for 3 more minutes or until the coconut looks toasted. Let everything cool the fuck down to about room temperature.
Mix together the lemon juice, vinegar, and oil in a small glass. Toss the lettuce and the basil in a big bowl and add as much of the dressing, salt, and pepper as you like. Make sure everything is coated and then put the strawberries and coconut flakes on top. Arrange that shit so it looks nice. If you don’t feel like fucking with the oven then just leave the strawberries raw. I don’t give a shit JUST EAT A FUCKING SALAD or 10.
Serve 4 people as a side or 1 jolly green giant
A reader tipped us off to Thug Kitchen. Seems pretty great, right? Salads are like plant nachos, and this one looks particularly good. Roasted strawberries and coconut!
Did you go to this year’s Toast to the Turkeys? Did you commune with these majestic/terrifying/ridiculous creatures in the ochre November sun and rededicate your life to promoting turkey welfare?
This cat and owl are Best Friends Forever (until one of them decides to eat the other one). This video is so cute and great, and the soundtrack has me chair dancing (NEVER STAND UP TO DANCE WHEN A CHAIR IS AROUND), but the question remains: Who do you think will do the mudering and who will be the murderer? Something this adorable, this dangerously adorable, cannot last, right?
We have come across a very important corner of the internet: Australian military personel with animals.
Why can’t we all be friends with wallabies? Or just all go live in that picture. Strapping dudes with tiny marsupials, YES PLEASE.
Reader Dan “Meow” Moore of Vegan Alternative Perth (Vegansaurus loves you too, Australia!) wrote about this Nat Geo Wild episode about the Cat Ranch at the Kings, which is amazing.
I love a “crazy cat lady” stereotype as much as the next guy (who likes them A LOT—that guy would surround himself with feline-adicted ladies if he could) but this isn’t a story about your average spinster with a whole litter of cats she talks to just a little too often.
Lynea Lattanzio is something of a local hero: she operates the Cat House on the Kings, a no-cage, no-kill cat shelter (the largest in California!) out of her own property. Her focus is on spaying and neutering (she has her own freakin’ surgery!) and old-fashioned “tough love” education for irresponsible cat-owners.
This should act as a memo to all of the little veganimals out there reading this: ADOPT YOUR PETS FROM SHELTERS! TELL YOUR FRIENDS TO ADOPT FROM SHELTERS! And GET THEM DE-SEXED! Generally shelter pets are spayed, neutered, have their shots, and they need homes, you guys! ‘Cause I’m sure I don’t need to remind you that not all of them are lucky enough to get to live out their golden years at a cat ranch like this one.
End of PSA. Now you can watch the videos, narrated by Jane Lynch, or go and find some YouTube videos of cats.
[This post originally appeared on Vegan Alternative Perth. Thanks, Dan!]
“Mass dog breeding through ‘puppy mills’ is big business.” —Wisconsin state Rep. Don Pridemore, a Republican, defending his proposed bill to ease regulations on the state’s puppy mills. (Cute dog photo via andrewmorrell)
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Easy cheesy vegan quesadillas! Eat them and grow fat with happiness! And fat!
YOU GUYS: here is a personal confession: I LOVE CORGIS SO MUCH. My first dog was a corgi, he was THE BEST DOG IN THE WORLD, and having to put him to sleep because of his degenerative hip/lower back problems was my first and (thank goodness, to date) cruelest heartbreak. Do you ever love a thing like you loved it as a child? Oh, my corgi.
If ever given the chance I’d love to have a corgi in my home again, though I would never, ever buy a dog. Thank goodness for organizations like CorgiAid, which is a
not-for-profit corporation dedicated to supporting independent rescue of Pembroke and Cardigan Welsh corgis and corgi mixes of either breed worldwide. We provide funds for extraordinary expenses involved in rescue. These expenses could be such things as major medical expenses to provide quality of life for rescued animals, transportation expenses to move a rescued corgi long distances to a new home, and other similar expenses.
Don’t you want to help the corgis and the people who help them? OF COURSE YOU DO. You also want a shirt with Red Lobster Corgi on it! DUH. So come on and support them! Everyone loves a ridiculous shirt, and if you don’t love a corgi, well, perhaps you’re beyond help entirely.
Details from one of my favorite dog-blogs, Corgi Addict, below. If you report your recruit’s name as “Hoover,” I will bake you cookies, I promise, just send me the proof. LONG LIVE THE CORGI! Long live dog rescue organizations! Hurrah CorgiAid!
This t-shirt is approved by the OFFICIAL Almighty Lobster Corgi (Kiki!).
For just $20 you get a limited edition PAWESOME* Red(it) Lobster corgi t-shirt—this includes shipping! TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! All proceeds from the t-shirt sales ($5 to $6 per shirt) go to CorgiAid, to benefit corgis in need of biscuits everywhere!!
Do it for the corgis!
PS - T-shirt sales end THIS TUESDAY AT NOON OCLOCK EASTERN!
*Wordplay unaffiliated with our pals at Pawesome.net.
Yum Sugar hooked us up with a recipe for these ridiculously delicious Korean dumplings that make me happy just by looking at them. WHAT WILL HAPPEN WHEN I ACTUALLY EAT THEM??? Stay tuned! Shit’s gonna get real!