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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):

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April 23, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Which ‘Dirty Dozen’ fruits and vegetables made the 2013 list?

Apples were the unlucky winners of an annual “Dirty Dozen” list of pesticide-contaminated produce. Strawberries, grapes, and celery came next on the 2013 list compiled by the non-profit Environmental Working Group. The others are peaches, spinach, sweet bell peppers, imported nectarines, cucumbers, potatoes, cherry tomatoes and hot peppers. Not all pesticides are of equal concern to…

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