My latest food obsession is Cara Cara oranges. These sweet, luscious oranges may be old news to some of you, but they only recently showed up at my local supermarket. A type of navel orange, they look like other navel oranges on the outside, but once you cut into them, you’ll notice the difference. The first clue that these are no ordinary oranges is their pinkish red color inside. The second clue is their flavor, as in “out-of-this-world sweet and delicious.” Easily the best tasting oranges I’ve ever eaten, I enjoy them “as is” as well as in salads and other recipes.
I made the refreshing salad in the photo above by arranging slices of Cara Cara oranges and ripe avocado on a bed of Romaine lettuce, sprinkled with dried cherries, macadamia nuts, and a splash of cherry juice blended with just a smidge of lemon juice and agave. The colors, textures, and flavors of this salad were simply outstanding.
Vegan on the Cheap News:
There have been numerous online sightings of my new book, Vegan on the Cheap. Among them: a terrific article, a daring cook-through, and a wonderful giveaway. Check them out:
Article: Virginia Messina wrote a great article about Vegan on the Cheap for the Vegan Examiner.
Cook-Through: Krys at Two Vegan Boys blog has decided to “cook through” Vegan on the Cheap. Follow her blog as she prepared every recipe in the book for dinner and then blogs about it the next day.
Giveaway: If you still don’t own a copy of Vegan on the Cheap, you now have five (count ‘em, FIVE) chances to win a copy of the book at Vegan.com. (Hurry on over there, the drawing is on Friday!) Thanks Erik, for hosting this fabulous giveaway!