Thursday, December 24, 2015

#160 The Case of Wishing You a Magical Christmas!

Happy New Year as well!

2016 will certainly bring new things. We know that. One change has already been announced by Blogger. It will affect you and me both if you keep up with Vegetarian Detective using Google Friend Connect. Parent company Google has announced that to continue Google Friend Connect service you will have to have a Google account.

I have a suggestion if you don't want to open a Google account. Sign up to follow Vegetarian Detective by email. I follow other blogs by email and I don't get anything more than what I asked for—notification of and links to new blog posts.

Dear reader, I hope I won't lose you in 2016. Each and every reader is important to me and I hope to continue to grow and improve and provide you with interesting content for years to come. All the best to you!

I leave you with the essential elements of Blogger's notification and a link to the entire post.

So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog...

...We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.


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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

#159 The Case of Zucchini Lemon Parsley Pesto Salad

4 medium zucchini, trimmed and peeled down to the white flesh
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups loosely packed fresh parsley
1/4 cup lemon zest
1/4 cup olive oil
I/4 teaspoon chilli pepper flakes

With a spiralizer, turn the zucchini into zoodles.

In a blender, pulse together the Parmesan, garlic, fresh parsley, lemon zest and salt to taste.

Gently toss the zoodles with the olive oil and then the parsley mixture.

Twirl the salad onto plates using tongs and grind pepper on top to taste. Sprinkle with chilli pepper flakes.

Serve immediately.

Serves 4.


PS Orange Mint Pesto is a fab dressing too!
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