Thursday, August 7, 2008 and all it's wonder...

I have just started experimenting with some of the recipes from Vegan eating in general is pretty health, and relatively speaking, lower in fat that an omnivorous diet. However, with magical things like Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World and the fact that a huge percentage of veg recipes begin with oil in a pan, it can easily become a fabulously high fat diet. I really enjoy both the raw, light meals, as well as the starch blowouts like the recent Mac & Cheeze/Mashed Potato/Bisquit & Gravy extravaganza.

This weekend we bought our plane tickets to San Diego/San Francisco. In honor of that trip, set for November, and all of the California avocados and vegan ice cream sundaes I will be consuming, I have decided to step up the working out and begin cooking from healthier recipes. In that vein, I spent 45 minutes last night on an eliptical trainer, stopping only when I laughed too hard at Scrubs, which my headphones were hooked up to. Then for dinner, I kicked off the healthier eating plan with Vegetable Couscous. It was a deliciously ethnic-tasting dish, very full flavored. The stars of the show were oversized couscous grains I bought at a closeout store, cumin, and the amazing tangy taste of raisins amid the savory ingredients.

Here is the picture from followed by a link to the recipe. I would really recommend this dish for family or company. The tastes will suit any eating habits and its lovely to look at. An easy fast winner for dinner! ;)

Veggie Couscous Recipe:
Vegan Ice Cream Sundaes:
Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World:

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