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June 7, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Vegan kudos, salad days, collard wraps and other vegetation

It’s been a week!

The folks at PETA want me to tell you that Seattle was just named one of America’s top 10 vegan-friendly cities. Done. I told you to eat more collards — and showed you why you need to start rolling your own. Meanwhile, over on KPLU Stein and I talked about salads: He carried on about the iceberg variety and gave the big thumbs up to The Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman for her smartypants idea for building a better wedge salad (ditch the wedge and go horizontal) while I offered my time-tested recipe for Thousand Island dressing (you’ve got the goods in your fridge) and waxed rhapsodic about one of the best salads in Seattle. Listen in here.

The "lettuces salad" at the Whale Wins. (photo by Nancy Leson)

The “lettuces salad” at The Whale Wins. So good, I make it at home, too. (photo by Nancy Leson)

And just to keep things exciting, I got bawled out by a reader who read my cover story in today’s Weekend Plus — the one that talks about restaurants where carnivores and vegetarians can happily co-exist. Her beef? (Well, one of them): “When I see 2 spears of asparagus and trimmings of pea vines beneath a pile of grain, peas, and fava beans, this is not even a serving of REAL vegetables.” Ooooo-kay. Have a great weekend folks, and don’t forget to eat your vegetables!”

Those are real ramps, among other fresh vegetables, on this pickle plate at The Whale Wins. (photo by Nancy Leson)

Those are REAL baby turnips and ramps, among other fresh vegetables, on this pickle plate at The Whale Wins.                    (photo by Nancy Leson)

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