“D” is for Dude, Where’s My Dip?

Get the reference? I don’t care what anybody else thinks, “Dude, Where’s My Car” is a funny (albeit idiotic) movie. This is definitely a lazy, lazy, lazy MoFo post since I am very tired and unmotivated to make any real effort. At least give me an A+ for honesty!

Life without dips would be difficult for me. I love sweeping crackers, veggies, fruit, and my finger through both sweet and savory dips. Dips are also wonderful for sandwiches, burritos, and tossed with noodles. I am featuring three of my favorite dips below:

1. Edamame Dip – A bright green, easy to make, and really addictive dip.
2. Super Speedy Marinara Dipping Sauce – ┬áThis is great for soft pretzels, steamed veggies, and noodles.
3. Kid’s Dynamo Hummus – This is my favorite hummus recipe and it is published in Eat, Drink & Be Vegan by Dreena Burton. The addition of cashews and nutritional yeast make me a happy kid. Of course, any hummus is a dip worth taking advantage of. I have posted about the wonders of this recipe before, right here.

Hopefully tomorrow’s post will be a bit more exciting! In the meantime, go make a dip!

One Thing and Another Thing

Oh hey! How’s it going everybody? Guess what? There’s a pretty exciting and awesome conference happening in Portland next year! Have you heard?

*Workshops
*Discussion Panels
*Speakers
*Special Events
*Vegan Food
*And more!!

Take a peek at the conference agenda! Are you excited yet? You better be.

Oh! And here’s my newest brownie creation for my book:

Neapolitan Brownies! Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla: all in one brownie!!!

 

Yo, Yo, Yo, Yoga!

Here’s a crazy tidbit of info: I have never attempted yoga! Despite the overabundance of yoga studios in Portland and the fact that I could take free classes at my local co-op, I still shy away from this popular form of soul-centering exercise. Maybe it’s because I prefer to exercise by myself. Maybe it’s because I am a bit uncoordinated. I really don’t know… A few of my friends have suggested I give yoga a try since I could certainly use a bit of calm in my life. Now I am overwhelmed with options and have no idea where to start! Ideally I would like to try a form of yoga that will calm me but also make me break a sweat and help tone my core. Does that exist? I am hoping my readers can guide me and offer some advice or suggestions? Please?! Thanks!