We had our July Vegan Drinks a couple weeks back at The Blue Nile, an awesome Ethiopian joint with a nice selection of craft beer. I got my usual — the Veggie Platter — because it's got a little bit of everything. I could seriously eat Ethiopian food everyday, and The Blue Nile never disappoints.
Here's a delicious (but brown) Maple Peanut Butter Protein Smoothie whipped up after a recent run — almond milk, maple-brown sugar powdered peanut butter by PB Lean, frozen banana, vanilla protein powder (probably Vega or Nutiva, but I can't remember which), and maple syrup.
Went to Imagine Vegan Cafe for brunch on Sunday, as usual. This time, I got the SOB Burger (that stands for South of the Border Burger) with guac, salsa, and jalapenos. Steamed broccoli with vegan white cheese on the side.
Speaking of burgers, I had one tonight at home too. This was a Tofurky Black Bean Burger with Vegan Smoked Gouda (by Follow Your Heart). With homemade pickles, Just Mayo Light, onion, and lettuce on a spelt Ozery Bakery OneBun. On the side — baby carrots with white bean hummus.
Paul and I joined our friends Vaughan and Nicole at the Levitt Shell last Sunday night for a picnic and a free concert by Nikki Hill (she plays a sort of R&B/punk hybrid music, if that's a thing). We brought beer, two kinds of breads, vegan smoked gouda, grapes, and baby carrots with hummus. Vaughan and Nicole brought wine and fresh peaches from their peach trees.
On Monday night, Paul and I grabbed takeout from our fave Korean noodle shop, Crazy Noodle. I got my usual — Mandu Guk — ordered with veggie broth and no egg. This soup is loaded with vegetable mandu (dumplings) and chewy Korean rice cakes.
On Tuesday night, I had a Friends for Life board meeting. So I didn't get home for dinner until about 7:30. I put this Daiya Margherita Pizza in the oven. So good! I love the big circle slices of vegan mozz.
And on Wednesday, I stopped by the downtown LYFE Kitchen — just blocks from my office! — for this Quinoa Crunch Wrap (quinoa tabbouleh, avocado, edamame hummus, broccoli, tomato, and cucumber). This hit the spot, and I felt so good after I ate it!
That's it for now! I'll be taking a short blogging break until mid-next week. But I'll be back with lots of awesome food pics!