I think my dog is a vegetarian. I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. Tonight she made a meal of cucumbers, apples, orange peppers and her corn crunchies. My good friend Bill, a small animal vet, turned me on to the concept that dogs benefit from vegies. I had just prepared some sort of juice and was getting ready to compost the fiber when he asked if he could have it for his dogs. Turns out they love apples and carrots too. So that got me on the path to sharing my vegies with our pup. Every night she patiently waits for the hand-out.
And I swear my pooch looks over my shoulder when I'm reading Oh She Glows, a clever and delightful vegan recipe blog by Angela Liddon; The Cookery Maven, a blog about food, wine, family and dogs by one of my favorite restaurateurs, Mary Carlin Dougherty; and The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, my go-to source for gluten-free recipes by Ali Segersten & Tom Malterre.
Oh, while I'm writing, let me finally respond to your requests for the names of my favorite cookbooks and products...
- The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook, available here - written by Ali Segersten & Tom Malterre
- Eat, Drink & Be Healthy, available here - written by the brilliant Walter Willett, M.D.
- Eat, Drink & Weigh Less, available here - written by Walter Willet, M.D. and Mollie Katzen, the author of the amazing Moosewood cookbooks
- The Engine 2 Diet, available here - written by firefighter Rip Esselstyn
- The Juice Lady's Guide to Juicing for Health, available here - written by Cherie Calbom
- The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook, available here - written by Elana Amsterdam
- Many more featured at my Forward Momentum store here.
- And click here for my all-time favorite kitchen essential, THE machine I simply would never be without.
Enough for now. All I can say is that good food paves the way for lots of energy to pursue whatever tickles your soul. Eat, drink and go for it!
Leslie Hamp, Creative Catalyst