v.curiosity | spring2016 | issue 2

v.curiosity

v.curiosity | eat. live. travel. vegan. A digital lifestyle magazine for the v and v-curious. Throw a Garden Party + DIY Seed Balls, Asian-Inspired Tapas, Honey Alternatives, Seasonal Recipes

Editors Letter

Sprouts. Seeds. Spring. All

things that are the start of

something new.

It will never cease to amaze me how this incredibly

tiny little dot of something can, with the right

attention, turn into something that I can actually eat. I

used to plant carrots (poorly) in the side garden of our

first house. If you've ever wondered why a 10lb bag of

organic carrots costs a paltry $3.99 at the buyers

club, I'm here to tell you it's because if I can make

them grow, anyone can make them grow.

Carrots for

breakfast? Why not!

With warm summer

days ahead, a bright

and sweet

vegetable that's

been growing

during the cold

season is ready to

be a cheerful

addition to any

sweet smoothie or

juice.

They weren't the long, beautiful, thick carrots you

normally buy, they were short and stubby and

sometimes misshapen. The hard clay soil in Las

Vegas isn't very kind to things that have to grow

downwards, and I didn't know till it was too late that

I'd have to dig deeper. But, I'll never forget the day I

plucked my first little carrots out of the ground. I

waited till it was my husbands birthday. I harvested

these tiny baby carrots, cleaned and peeled them up,

then put them on a vegetable tray and made sure

everyone knew I was so fancy, because I grew my

own appetizers.

The way I grew those carrots isn't unlike the way we

are growing this magazine. v.curiosity is a vegan

food and lifestyle magazine for non-vegans. The

planting area doesn't get much harder than that. The

whole point though, is to plant the seeds that will then

grow into something wonderful. Just like my tiny,

homegrown carrots, the first sprouts don't have to be

perfect and they don't have to be pretty enough for

display. They just have to be enough to be enjoyable,

and I remember, those little young carrots were the

sweetest I've ever tasted. Cheers to spring! Let's plant

some seeds and see what happens.

Amelia Cooper

Editor-in-Chief

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