Did you see the article in the Washington Post about the study that was done at Harvard showing that red meat is possibly linked to breast cancer. It's my mammographer duty to show you why eating animal products/flesh is no bueno for your lady lumps. Scientists suspect proteins in red meat speed up cell division and tumor growth; chemicals such as nitrates in processed meats are already classified as probable carcinogens. — The Washington Post "Yummmm, more carcinogens please." Said no one ever. Don't take my word for it, take the Harvard researchers'. Read the article here. Moving on, guess what? It's time for our mandatory, weekly consumption of legumes! Are you as excited as me? Because you should be... MMmmmmmm...plants. Especially, this veggie salad. Oh yum. You guys, I could eat this all week long. This salad couldn't be easier to throw together. Halving all the cherry tomatoes isn't the quickest thing ever, but you can do that plate trick with them. You know, where you place a plate on top of a bunch of them and run a knife through? Have you done that? I have not. It seems like a lot of work...nope, I'll just take the 45 minutes it takes to slice them all individually. I'm pretty sure I would slice my hand off if I tried the plate trick. I cannot be trusted. Besides, slicing them all is kind of therapeutic. You know what I mean. So make this dish and get some free therapy at the same time. It's great all on it's on, as a sort of dip with chips, or even in a pita! Fresh and vibrant with creamy avocado, sweet corn, tart cherry tomatoes, black beans, and cilantro all in a tangy lemon dressing, it's an excellent dish to bring to a gathering! Share with your friends and family and let them see how awesome and wholesome vegan food can be. Enjoy! Summer Corn, Avocado & Black Bean Salad Serves a crowd Ingredients * Veggies: * 1 3/4 cup thawed frozen or fresh sweet corn * 40 cherry tomatoes, halved * 1 15 oz. can of black beans, rinsed and drained * 2 avocados, diced * 1 red onion, finely diced * 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped (use the stems too!) * Dressing: * 2 Tbsp. olive oil * 1 lemon, juiced (or 2 limes) * 1-2 tsp. cumin * 1/2 tsp. kosher salt * 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper Instructions Prep all the veggie ingredients and add them to a large serving bowl. Toss well to combine. In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour over the veggies. Toss gently to coat evenly and let rest about 10 minutes. Store in the fridge and serve alone, with chips, or in a pita! German Word of The Day Gathering --> Zusammenkunft (pronounced: sue-summonkunft) Good Deed of The Day Today, make a conscious effort to not be negative towards yourself. Like, duh right? But no! It seriously takes some work not to throw little jabs at yourself! There are enough people in the word that can be cruel to you...don't let yourself be one of them. Love yourself!