MARCO…(I’m waiting…)

After my Get Series(ous). posts, I am often asked, “Why do you compare the books to movies or tv shows?” Mostly, by readers who absolutely never do anything other than read. That’s totally fine, and it’s a personal choice, but here’s the thing: those people are in the minority. Yes, I RARELY watch tv, it’s true, However, I FREQUENTLY watch it while on the treadmill (which is often) or while I’m riding the bus. (also often.) I CANNOT read while on the city bus. I would PUKE ON EVERYONE. Also? I have simply fallen in love with some shows I cannot live without. Not to mention all of the shows derived from books.

Therefore, today’s post is a bit different from my Get Series(ous). series. Today, I’m matching up a show and a book. If you like X, you’ll like Y, type of post. And they’re all available on Netflix.


If You Like

marco like

hungry pollan

That last one is what gave me the inspiration for the recipe today! Also? I just wanted a freaking sandwich. I was in NO MOOD for chicken or tuna salad, because I’m having a particular aversion to certain textures right now because of a new med I’m on, and so, those were off the table. I decided to go vegan with my sandwich, with crunchy bits I love, and the flavor I was DYING for.

Spicy Chickpea Salad

spicy chickpea salad

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spicy chickpea salad

Spicy Chickpea Salad

by Cat Bowen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Keywords: appetizer entree salad sandwich side snack vegan low-carb

Ingredients (1.5 cups salad)

  • 1, 15 oz box of chickpeas, drained
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped finely
  • 5-7 bread and butter pickle chips, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp chopped onion
  • dash of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp prepared wasabi
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayo
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar


pulse together onion, mayo, seasonings, vinegar and chickpeas in a food processor until nearly paste like.

stir in remaining ingredients

eat. (on crackers, bread, a spoon)

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Though Netflix sponsored these posts, all opinions and recipes are my own.
Though Netflix sponsored these posts, all opinions and recipes are my own.

3 thoughts on “MARCO…(I’m waiting…)

  1. I think the problem is that you ride the city bus. (I have TERRIBLE motion sickness, but can still - TBTF - read on almost anything. Not boats, though. Ask me about my whale watching trip sometime.) I watch tv on the bike trainer. And when I have aural migraines (both better than and weirder than regular migraines). Next up for me? Vikings. (of course.)

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