Thanks again to everyone who entered the Primal Strips giveaway! I used a random number generator to determine the winner, and the lucky number was 8. Congrats to Keri of I Eat Trees! Email me your mailing address and I will have your jerky winnings shipped right out.
I'll leave you this evening with a recipe worth checking out.
This Vegan Shepherd's Pie recipe is brought to you by It Ain't Meat, Babe. This is a photo of my take on her recipe. I did not stray far from the original--just subbed red bell pepper for the corn. This pie is loaded with lentils and diced veggies, and flavored with miso, red wine vinegar, rosemary, and basil. Don't forget the generous helping of creamy mashed potatoes on top! This one is definitely a keeper.
I have plans to squeeze in one more post before I leave on my trip to India on Wednesday. We will see how that goes though! There is still much to be done before I leave (such as packing). Have I mentioned that I am a terrible packer? I always overpack, and a trip like this one is the most challenging. Climate-wise I have to plan on a range of about 40 degrees difference (jungle vs. Himalayas). Of course I am doing carry-on only to complicate things, and I need to save lots of room in my luggage to bring all sorts of fun stuff back. I'm going to dive in head first on figuring out this packing situation tomorrow, wish me luck (and packing tips are welcome)!
So anyway, just in case I do not have the chance to post again, I will catch up with you all when I return in a couple weeks. I may have occasional internet access via internet cafes, in which case I will be sure to post a blurb or two on twitter. I will be taking two different cooking classes during my stay, so I hope to come back with all sorts of fun stuff to share with you. I'll save all of the other details for later. Take care bloggy friends, and I'll talk with you soon!