For the new year I am going to include more animals on my blog. More specifically ones that need attention. Whether that be educating myself and others about an Endangered Species or posting about another animal in need. I thought I would start this off by sharing info about a bird that goes by Stresemann's Bristlefront. I have been reading on this bird because of the information I received in my inbox from The American Bird Conservatory.
It's a unique bird that nests in underground tunnels. They went unrecorded for over 50 years. Back in 1995, there were about 15 birds that were located. As of today, there is only 1 individual female bird of its kind that has been accounted for. Professionals are saying that it's due to logging and other issues as to why the Stresemann's Bristlefront Bird could be the world's rarest bird. It was recently found in Northern Brazil.
The group is trying to raise money to locate and start bringing the species back from the brink. You can learn more about that HERE and even hear what she sounds like.
I've been in RESEARCH MODE over the last several months. Whether it's for the Votes For Women National Trail to celebrate 100 years of Women's Right To Vote and how I can submit historical places in my area to show up on the national trail map - or if it's Geography based to learn more about different countries and cultures.
While researching different countries and islands and such I have been keeping an eye on my Flag Counter. It's the widget on my sidebar if you scroll to the bottom. Yesterday I had people from 40 different countries visit my blog! Overall, I've had 223 countries visit. As of today, I'm only missing 20 country flags! I will be researching these 20 countries and see how I can not only learn more about their culture but their foods and see if I can veganize them!
Speaking of food, I'll move on to my LAZY MEALS as of late! The photo you see above is a little diddy I threw together. It's made of frozen, riced Cauliflower & Sweet Potato. I added Tofu that I pan fried and added garlic while pan frying. I added a little brown sugar and dijon mustard and mixed well. I know it sounds like a strange flavor combo but I'm kind of hooked on it now.
This past Sunday we went to a potluck and my mom and I made a HUGE tossed/veggie salad and some Vegan Macaroni Salad. Here is a photo of the Mac. We made the elbow mac like we usually do and then I added Just Mayo, Frozen Peas, Relish, Garlic Pepper, and Old Bay Seasoning! We brought back an empty container. I know most people didn't know it was vegan!
Another lazy meal I made not too long ago was this dish. I made it in the microwave. It has Rice, Black Beans, Sweet Corn, and Tomato Sauce. It only cost about $2 to make and I had enough for 2 to 3 meals!