Friday, November 26, 2010

I'm Thankful for the Whole Foods Salad Bar!

I had a nice Thanksgiving. My roommate thought I was lying when I said I didn't want to celebrate and so she thinks I'm crazy/sad/anti-social but really I had a good time. I worked out, caught up on some TV and movies, got some work done, read blogs, and went to Whole Foods for lunch. I watched Fringe and The Office on Hulu and the movies Valley Girl and I Am Love on Netflix instant view. Tilda Swinton learned Italian for I Am Love and is getting Oscar buzz. If you like artsy foreign films, check it out. I also made some postcards to send to acting contacts with this on-set photo from Big Shoes to Fill:

But I like this one, too -

While I was perusing the salad bar at Whole Foods a guy came up and struck up a conversation with me and asked for my number! In case you're worried about my safety, I did not give it to him. But I'll take the ego boost anyway.

This roasted beet and butternut squash dish was both on sale and completely delicious. I'm going to try and recreate it soon.

It had beets, butternut squash, onion, parsley, garlic, dijon mustard, apple juice concentrate, apple cider vinegar, and black pepper.

I got a bunch of stuff from the salad bar:

You can see marinated mushrooms, lentil salad, a veggie medley called "Healthy Mix" or something (of course I had to try that), and I got a couple bites of vegan potato salad. It was so, so, so good.

At the bottom was a roasted fennel and mushroom medley that had some other veggies, as well. I loved the wide variety of mushrooms! Some of them were actually strangely meaty tasting.

I talked to my family and Skyped with my brother's new puppy. He doesn't have a name yet.

So cute, right?!

My mom sent me a couple pictures of their vegan Thanksgiving feast.

So healthy, right!

Links: Giveaway. "Do Ex-Vegan's Stories Make the Case Against Veganism?" If you read about the defection of the now former "Voracious Vegan" from veganism, definitely read this thoughtful rebuttal. She doesn't attack Tasha for ceasing to be a vegan but she does refute her erroneous nutritional claims.

How was your Thanksgiving? What did you do?


  1. Oh your family are vegan as well??? That is awesome. Oh and you have no idea how jealous I am that you have Whole Paycheck at your disposal ;)

    I sometimes have days like you say, where you just want to do your own thing, even if it falls on a holiday and seems 'weird' but you gotta just go with it. Will you get to see your family over Christmas instead?

  2. I love the whole foods salad bar!! Cute blog, I am loving it!

  3. Girl on Raw -- yeah, my mom and step-dad are vegan. It is awesome. And yes, I'll see them for Christmas, in just a few weeks actually!

    Hungry Runner Girl -- Thank you =)