As noted in the title of this post, there's been a lot of brown food in my diet lately. And while brown food isn't always the healthiest, we all know brown food is the most delicious food.
One day a couple weeks back, as I was walking home from my Hoop Flow class at Co-Motion Studio, I passed the Tamale Trolley food truck parked outside Amurica (a photo studio/event space). I'd already planned out my dinner, which I was about to eat when I got around the block to my house. But I noticed the truck's menu said "Vegan Tamales," and well, I just can't let an opportunity like that pass me by. I grabbed an order of the most delicious Vegan Black Bean Tamales I've ever eaten. Seriously. That good. And they were huge! The red sauce on top was just perfect too.
I had lunch with a friend a couple weeks back at Phuong Long, a Vietnamese joint around the corner from my house. I got the Curry Tofu lunch special. Crispy deep-fried tofu coated in a coconut-curry sauce with carrots, onions, and bell peppers. Just the right portion for a lunch (but I only ate about half that mound of rice).
We split an order of Spring Rolls with peanut sauce. So much peanut sauce!
A couple Saturdays ago, the brunch bitches (Pam, Stephanie, and Megan) and I had a non-brunch date night. First, we went out for dinner at New Hong Kong — a hole-in-the-wall Chinese joint with a secret vegan menu filled with mock meats — and then we went to drive-in to watch the new Ghostbusters movie over parking lot cocktails poured in the back of Megan's SUV. Classy. At New Hong Kong, I ordered the Sesame Mock Chicken. The sauce was sweet 'n' sour with a slight hint of sesame, and the mock meat was deep-fried, gluten-based goodness.
They gave us a platter of Fried Sugar Biscuits while we waited for our food. I love these things! When I was a kid, I'd load up on these at the Chinese buffet. We gobbled several up before I remembered to take a picture.
Unfortunately, the mock meat dishes at New Hong Kong are pretty light on vegetables. There were maybe two pieces of broccoli hiding under that sesame chicken in the pic above. But I sauteed some more broccoli and carrots to add to my leftovers for lunch the next day. And I made brown rice to go with my leftovers because it makes me feel better about myself.
And finally, one more brown thing! A few months ago, my dad ordered me a dozen Larsen Bakery Chocolate Doughnuts from Vegan Essentials. I had four left in the deep-freezer, so I heated one up and enjoyed with some coffee a few days ago.
More pics tomorrow!