Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Crazy About Cabbage

I don't recall ever eating cabbage growing up - not once. My only introduction to the leafy vegetable was its occasional appearance in slaw form. Looking sad and wilted in a tiny ramekin wedged between some steak-cut fries and fried fish, or perhaps making a lackluster cameo alongside a club sandwich, I never actually consumed the pale green when it popped up during a meal out. After all these years, however, my curiosity got the best of me and I grabbed a head at the grocery store this past week. I didn't exactly know what to do with it, but when we ran out of spinach I decided to chop that sucker up and make a salad. Now, at age 24, I am officially crazy about cabbage.

Thinly sliced, tossed with shaved carrots and sliced grape tomatoes, and mixed with Annie's Goddess Dressing - green cabbage has a delicious mellow flavor with just a bit of bite and a great crunchy texture without being at all watery. Self's Nutrition Data site also tells me that "It is also a good source of Thiamin, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate and Manganese." Woohoo! Cabbage for all!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hurricane Hunkering

We keep being told to hunker down for Hurricane Irene, but truth be told the impact thus-far has been pretty mellow. It's rainy and a bit windy here in DC, but doesn't feel like anything too out of the ordinary. I am officially on vacation for the next 10 days before starting a new job (woohoo!) so while in theory I'm content to sit tight for the day and relax, in practice I'm anything but. I think I got a case of cabin fever after about 2 hours of hanging out in the apartment. What can I say - I like to be on the go!

So for the meantime I am occupying myself with online shopping. Well, more like online browsing. I'm in the market for some cute flats. Not being a heel wearer myself, it's still fun to find some fierce foot candy sans (in my case) spine scrunching stilettos.

Ooh la la! Dreamy nude hues with a little something special.
Steve Madden
Nine West

Developing a bit of an eggplant obsession.Kenneth Cole
Gabriella Rocha

I am a sucker for anything with a bow.Libby Edelman