Older and Likely more Boring Posts
It’s officially 4th of July week, which means it’s officially almost the first day of July, which means WHERE IS THIS YEAR GOING. I feel old saying that but REALLY time goes by a lot faster the older you get, amirite?
As a companion to last week’s chorizo dogs, I wanted to make yet another meal that can go in a hot dog bun, but for the veg-heads among us. I actually liked these JUST as much as the chorizo dogs, for different reasons, and I think it was because of the sauce/slaw toppings, which are kind of like what you’d find on a bahn mi – slightly spicy, sweet, and tangy flavors that have lots going on but aren’t so weird that people won’t like them. Kind of Asian Lite. Does that make sense? Let’s cook.
Alternate Title (from Jay): “So, you’re just arguing with people on the internet now?”
Yep, pretty much.
Last week a Facebook friend (someone I know but someone that doesn’t live in the country and who I’m not close with) wrote what can only be called a tirade in response to this Buzzfeed article in which some writers imitated Victoria’s Secret poses on the beach wearing the same swimsuits as the models.
Mostly the article was meant to be humorous, and it seems to me that the article was also meant to illustrate, yet again, that there really aren’t a ton of models that represent regular people, no matter how much we celebrate a few plus-sized models here and there.
However, this person took the article to mean that the women were somehow upset that THEY didn’t look like the actual VS models, and a … conversation … ensued. I was a part of it, as were a few other women from my high school that I respect immensely. In thinking about this over the course of several days, I think mostly that this was a misunderstanding of “the point.” However, every time I read over it I become more and more frustrated that this is STILL what people think of women – no matter how hard we work for equality, there are still people who think that we are simply there for the enjoyment of men. Or, at least, the hot ones are.
Deb owns the cafe in the back of our yoga studio, and makes ridiculously delicious and healthy foods all the live-long day. She’s incredibly talented, and people adore her food. Last summer she started making something she calls Watermelon Tonic, which is pureed watermelon with lime juice and fresh mint. It is one of my obsessions this summer, especially being pregnant and thirsty all the damn time. The ingredients are so simple, but the mint and the lime juice just do something to the flavor of the watermelon that is out of this world.
So, being the health nut that I am, I figured why not make it into a salad and add some cheese?
So that’s what I did.