Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Summer Reading...
***NuNaturals giveaway ends tonight!***
So, just to fill everyone in...I am not the best reader of novels.  I do seem to find authors that I like and read everything they put out.  Then I can't seem to decide on who to read next.  I have to really connect with the author or I lose focus.  I do aspire to be a better reader!  I love reading blogs though (probably because you can connect with the author).  I could stay on the computer for hours when it comes to blogging, but reading a book...not so good.  I do like a good summer read though.  So, when I saw I Like You By Amy Sedaris Hospitality Under the Influence at the bookstore the other day, I knew I had to get it (well, with some coaxing from the illustrator because sometimes I am just too cheap).  Seriously, I love her!  I totally get her humor.  She is snarky, witty and oh so wise when it comes to entertaining!  If you like to cook and entertain people...you would like this book.  The illustrator and I have been laughing our butts off just reading little bits here and there!
I gave in and made pizza with the Daiya.  This is a buckwheat flat bread that I threw together (no yeast), with a roasted red pepper spread, Daiya, and pepper/onion mix.  Ok, they win...I am sold.  This stuff is really amazing on pizza!
Check it out...stringy...like cheese!  Sorry for those of you who can't get it...I am done with the Daiya love for now.  Mostly because I am freezing the rest to save it for later use, but I am done torturing you for now.  I hope everyone has a great week!  For most...it is a short week, so that should start it out great!  

*Roasted Red Pepper Spread = Jar of leftover roasted red peppers pureed with fresh garlic, salt and pepper...YUM!

So, got any suggestions for easy summer reads?

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posted by Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen @ 5:14 PM  
  • At June 1, 2010 at 5:21 PM, Anonymous Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg said…

    I love, love, love her. I think she is hilarious!

  • At June 1, 2010 at 5:22 PM, Anonymous Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said…

    Aww, I enjoyed your Daiya love! :)


  • At June 1, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Ha! I just did a couple posts about all the books I ordered through the library :)
    I got 3 Laurie Notaro books. She is a humorous writer that tells autobiographical stories.
    I also got The Book of Awesome, The 50 Greatest Love Letters of All Time, and Food Rules by Michael Pollan :)
    Happy Reading!
    P.s.GREAT looking pizza!!

  • At June 1, 2010 at 6:49 PM, Anonymous Heather @ Side of Sneakers said…

    I.Love.Daiya.cheese. SO MUCH!!! ;)

  • At June 1, 2010 at 7:15 PM, Anonymous Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter said…

    I have never had Daiya, but I wish I would have picked it up to put on my tuna casserole today.

  • At June 1, 2010 at 7:37 PM, Anonymous homecookedem said…

    Love Amy Sedaris! She is so hilarious. I thumbed through that book when I saw it at my friend's house. I need to get my paws on a copy! ;)

  • At June 1, 2010 at 7:57 PM, Anonymous Heather (Where's the Beach) said…

    Ok, first off, the pizza looks fabulous. I'd love to see your dough recipe. I am a huge novel reader. I blow through books like mad. I need to check this one out - I do need a few new reads for my upcoming beach vacay!

  • At June 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM, Blogger Averie @ Averie Cooks said…

    last post
    it is sh*t on a shingle day.

    Oh really. I am having that day today. oy everything that could go wrong or take extra time, has. sigh.

    your comment to me bout being less than happy and perky and it gets worse with age. i hear ya! there are days where i just wanna say you know what, i dont know. leave me alone and figure it out yourself b/c i dont have time or desire to help. LOL sounds mean and i really am not like that but we all have our days!

    the daiya. so glad that some people as you arent in love w/ it. i dont miss cheese AT ALL and i used to eat a slab of it, daily. along w/ my bottle or two of wine a day :)

    to eat fake cheese when i really dont miss real cheese seems silly and i will just save my $$


  • At June 1, 2010 at 8:10 PM, Blogger Nicole said…

    I'm not the best reader either, especially lately..I'm trying to be better over the summer though. Do you have a recipe for that flatbread crust, I'd love to make that! by the way I never said thanks for responding to my question about kids, thanks for sharing with me :)

  • At June 1, 2010 at 8:31 PM, Anonymous Jamie Walker said…

    everyone is always talking about Daiya, I have to try it!

  • At June 1, 2010 at 8:44 PM, Blogger Megan D said…

    Yummy pizza!! And I love reading in the summer. I'm currently reading "Under the Banner of Heaven" which is great but not very 'summery,' just interesting!

  • At June 1, 2010 at 9:09 PM, Blogger Kelsey Ann said…

    and isnt the stringier the cheese the better!??!! YUM

  • At June 1, 2010 at 10:32 PM, Anonymous Estela @ Weekly Bite said…

    I LOVE Amy Sedaris!! This hysterical!!

  • At June 1, 2010 at 11:53 PM, Blogger Adrien said…

    I love that book! It's so good!

    If you just want to get into reading for reading- read the Twilights- they're so freaking good!

    Other then that The Life of Bees is great; Summer Sisters is really good; The Poisonwood Bible is an amazing book (my fav); My Sister's Keeper is amazing; and Snowflower and the Secret Fan is really great.

    I try to read a lot- also, She Comes Undone, I just read that- it was beautiful and sad, but also brilliant!

  • At June 2, 2010 at 11:12 AM, Anonymous MelissaNibbles said…

    I love that book!

  • At June 2, 2010 at 11:57 AM, Anonymous Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said…

    Daiya is so good though! (And I eat real cheese!)
    Your pizza looks delicious!

  • At June 2, 2010 at 1:33 PM, Anonymous Danielle (Runs on Green) said…

    Daiya is by far the best non-dairy cheeZe I've ever had!

    I try to get into reading but I usually get caught up in my "busy life" and never finish a novel. I recently got THRIVE though and it's so interesting, I can't put it down!

  • At June 8, 2010 at 10:13 PM, Blogger Farty Girl said…


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