Vegetable Love

by on February 7, 2007
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Had we but world enough, and time,
This coyness, lady, were no crime….
My vegetable love should grow
Vaster than empires, and more slow.
An hundred years should go to praise
Thine eyes, and on thy forehead gaze….
~~Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress”

Valentine’s Day is just a week away, and cooks all over are busy planning intimate, romantic dinners. But when you’re trying to eat healthy or lose weight, coming up with delicious dishes that are high in sex appeal but low in fat and calories can be a challenge. That’s why I thought it’d be fun this year to take the focus off the chocolates and the champagne and put it on…vegetables. And I’m asking for your help. [Update 2/13/07: The Round-Up has been posted here!]
Between now and Monday, February 12, post a recipe on your blog for a dish suitable for a romantic Valentine’s dinner. It should be vegan and low in fat, and it should feature one or more vegetables. Soups, salads, and side dishes are acceptable, main dishes are encouraged, and desserts will be given extra creativity points. Mention in your post that you are participating in “Vegetable Love,” and link back to this post. Then, send me an email (my address is in the sidebar) with your name, the name of your blog, and the permalink and name of your recipe. I’ll post a round-up of all the recipes on Tuesday morning–just in time for Valentine’s Day.

(If you don’t have a blog, feel free to post your recipe in the comments below.)

Is there a prize? No, just the satisfaction of knowing that you’re helping thousands hundreds dozens maybe two vegans set the mood for the perfect Valentine’s dinner.


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