Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were all gorgeous sunny days here in Seattle. I missed the sun so much. I lived in Seattle before, so I knew what I was dealing with when I moved here, but still I needed the sun to shine for awhile!
I took a very long walk yesterday, to clear my head and just absorb some vitamin D! Winter is coming, and I won't see a whole lot of the sun. I stopped at the library to pick up a book that was being held for me, and as usual I had to check out the cookbook section, and I got my hands on a copy of The Sexy Vegan's Happy Hour At Home. I'm not super familiar with his work, but I did see him on a podcast at some point, and I think he had just written this book. I figured maybe it would be helpful to someone if I test a few of the recipes, since it's getting to be party time and everything. It always helps to know if a cookbook is worth buying. At first glance I'm a little disappointed to see that there aren't many pictures, and the pictures that do exist are in black and white. I love to eat with my eyes, and look through a cookbook for that one picture that makes my mouth water, and make that dish first. While leafing through the book, my curiosity was piqued by a white BBQ sauce recipe! I love BBQ sauce, and I have never heard of white BBQ sauce! It is made with vegan mayo, horseradish(!) and some seasonings. In this book he serves it with okra fries, so when I make it i think I will serve it with potato fries. One of the chapters is called "GodYammit, These Sliders Are Heavenly"! Ha ha. It's all appetizer foods, so I think it could help with the upcoming festivities! I plan on making a list today, and making a few recipes to report on!
When I got home, I made a pot of lentil soup with potatoes, cabbage, and of course lentils. So perfect for the end of the day!