I wanted to make a soup full of diverse vegetables, and found this wonderful recipe in The Everyday Vegan for Spicy Thai Stew. It has been posted here. I substituted yellow potatoes for yams, crushed red pepper for red chili pepper, and peanut butter for almond butter, based on ingredients in my pantry. The complex flavors of ginger, citrusy coriander, fragrant toasted sesame oil, cilantro, and creamy peanut butter were a delicious combination. I could hardly stop eating. Besides chopping the vegetables, the cooking time was relatively quick too. We thought this was sooo excellent.
Now for the dog segment of the blog! The Humane Society of Missouri is hosting another Adopt-a-thon this Saturday. Spread the word to your St. Louis area friends. Every day in February, save $30 on adoption fees. And for Saturday, February 14th, save $50 on adoption fees. These discounted fees apply to dogs 6 months and older and greater than 35 pounds, and to cats 6 months and older. You may know that the HSMO Disaster Response Team recently aided pets and their owners in Southeast Missouri after a severe ice storm. St. Louis also took in animals from a Southeast Missouri shelter that had no power and heat. So there are many great animals ready, and soon to be ready, for adoption!
We Pet Pals (HSMO dog walkers) love all the dogs, but it's interesting how we do seem to have our favorites. I confess, Rosetta, pictured above, has me charmed. She is an athletic, playful, affectionate pit bull terrier mix with a pretty brindle coat and the most expressive face! We just started a new training program that allows some Pet Pals to work with the shelter dogs on typical commands as well as learning new activities for enrichment. Rosetta proved how smart and eager to please she is in our class this week. You can get your fix of cute doggie pictures by checking out adoptable dogs here.
The link to Rosetta's specific info didn't work as planned. You can search on the adoptable dogs link, select dogs, then sort by name to find Rosetta. Or ask for her at the HSMO St. Louis City location on Macklind.