Hippie bowl! Pressure cooked adzuki beans, brown rice, mushrooms, caramelized onions, ginger, spinach, kombu and lemon stew with steamed broccoli, scallions, more caramelized onions, yuzu hot sauce, pickled ginger, and Korean bbq sauce. Yum!!
Waffles with polenta butter, blueberries, and maple syrup. The berries were frozen ones from Costco that I let defrost on the counter while I was making everything else. The syrup I used was Lakanto monkfruit maple syrup because I’m avoiding sugar calories this month. This is the recipe I used for the waffles, but I subbed 1/2 of the oats for 1/2 cup ground polenta.
The polenta butter is here and I used my buttery flavored popcorn salt (flavocol) instead of regular salt: https://eatlivebnspired.com/easy-vegan-polenta-butter-oil-…/
Tried a new simple ramen recipe from The Vegan 8 tonight. Much simpler than the creamy spicy broths with multiple toppings that I normally do. Just broth with miso, ginger, garlic and scallions - and noodles. Plus I threw in some bits of dried mushrooms. It was fast, filling, low calorie density and delicious!
Quick little dinner after seeing Rip Esselstyn of Engine 2 Plant-Strong Fame at Whole Foods Market!! Love his message, love his program. It was so exciting to see such a diverse group of people there to hear him speak about the benefits of a plant based whole food diet - prevention and reversal of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and more. At the end, he asked for people willing to tell their own story and I was thrilled that my friend volunteered me. Lol. Rip even took a quick video interview with me!! It was awesome to share my success in losing (and maintaining) 90 pounds by eating the way I do and to hear others’ stories too! What a great evening.
Vegan Vacation Guide to Vancouver BC Part 2 - Booze and Bar Food
By far, my favorite place to eat was at a vegan restaurant called Meet in Gastown or Meet On Main (two locations of the same place with a third opening soon in Yaletown). The servers were great at both locations, the menu was varied and the food was AMAZING. I could have eaten here every day. I didn’t try any of their Healthier fare, but they do have rice bowls that sounded great. Their burger, fries, Poutine an...d cocktails all got top marks.
Chickpea was another gluttonous delight! They have a “halfla” sharing dinner where you each pick an entree and then get all you want of hummus, pita, Chickpea batter fries and a variety of salads.
VeganSupply is like Food Fight - an all vegan grocery - and located in Chinatown. Everyone there was so nice, especially Danielle who gave me a personal tour of all the local Vancouver and Canadian products. It was really hard to narrow down my choices.
Definitely drank too much and ate too much junk food, but had an awesome - if ridiculously cold - trip!