last post, I talked about feeling a little scared to go out for a bike ride. Mostly because I'm self-conscious and don't want to look stupid. Three or four years ago, I had a nasty spill over the handlebars of a bike. Something on the front tire snapped, I was going down a slight hill and the front tire stopped dead and I went right over. Bruised the hell out of my legs in the handlebars, scraped all the skin off my left forearm, scraped my chin, my shoulder and actually cracked my right elbow. Oh and I yelled the F-word about thirty times fast while crying. Classy. It wasn't my bike so I never did ride again until I bought my own bike last year. Even then, I only rode it a few times. I plan to do this much much more this year!!
In my attempts to eat more veggie meals, I was on the hunt for vegan and vegetarian blogs. I stumbled upon Lindsay at Happy Herbivore. Lifesaver! She's amazing! She's got a blog, plenty of recipes, meal plans (awesome), and I discovered she's got two cookbooks. I ordered both off of Amazon. I almost ordered the Kindle version and then thought it through, how can you flip back and forth and scan recipes on a Kindle?? You can't. Just a few days later, these beauties arrived. The Happy Herbivore and Everyday Happy Herbivore. The cookbooks are beautiful. Nice pictures, simple recipes and lots of definitions and suggestions which are great for the non herbivores. I'm tempted to pull a Julie/Julia thing and make every recipe in them. My first was Cheater Pad Thai. Oh and another thing I love is that in some recipes, there is the base recipe and then variations listed as well depending on what you want.
I think the only not so great thing that happened was my oat bar incident. I was out of oat bars and had to make a batch. Then this happened. At first, I just stood there getting super pissed off. Then I realized I hadn't yet put in the flour or the baking powder and the bowl did land right side up. I swept up what spilled and put back in the bowl. Baha! Just kidding, I eyeballed what was spilled and replaced the oats. I had used the last of the craisins so this batch just had less. The expired craisins are officially done!! And the oat bars taste just fine.