Hi there 🙂
I just got home from having one fun-filled day with one of my besties. After getting an early start we headed out and did some post christmas shopping and then stopped at my favorite vegan spot – The Flaming Ice Cube. I’ve been there many many many times before – but a new time equals new food right?
My friend and I decided to do a fun little christmas gift exchange with completely handmade gifts. I knew right away that I was going to make her some delicious vegan baked treats. I made the low-fat banana bread from VCON and a recipe I tweaked for muffins, and I added dried cranberries and nutmeg.
I was so happy with how this basket turned out. I filled it with all kinds of goodies including vegan energy bars, tea and some pop tarts. I’m really glad that she like it. Now onward to the food!
My friend Sarah chose to try the new Italian Panini which vegan pepperoni, salami and turkey topped with tomatoes and italian dressing. She let me try a bit and it was so yummy! The flavors melted together and were warm and rich.
I chose to have the Humus Wrap which was garlic-parsley humus, cucumbers, tomatoes, green peppers and greens all rolled in a sun-dried tomato wrap. This sandwich was so delicious. I loved the humus – It wasnt as heavy as I was used to eating and it tasted really good when paired with the sun-dried tomato wrap.
Dessert was a must of course! 😉
Sarah opted for the Molten Lava Triple Chocolate Cake which was so savory and had chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. With warm ghirardelli chocolate melted on top it was a warm piece of heaven.
When they told me they had some fresh Peanut Butter Crunch Bars made I knew what I was going to have for dessert.
Afterwards we watched Angels and Demons which we both have been dying to see for months. It was good but we were a little disappointed, there were so major inconsistencies with the book which we hated.
One thing I wanted to talk about though real quick is that I don’t eat like this all the time. I rarely go out to eat and if I do it is at the Flaming Ice Cube or my favorite mexican spot Chipotle. I’ve gotten a few emails and comments asking “Well if your high raw…” or “Why would you put this in your ‘temple'”. I wanted to address these comments head on. I eat what makes me feel my best. Sure I feel great eating a high raw diet. I’ve been 100% before and I enjoyed it, but thats not where I am at in my life right now. Enjoying my time with family and friends is what is important. So if were going out to eat then im going to enjoy myself. Now Im not going to throw caution to the wind and order anything deep friend in oil, but for petes sake if I want a panini then im going to have one and not feel bad about it. I’ve talked before about getting caught up in the whole raw food dogma. But to me thats not what is important. Doing and eating what makes your body feel good is whats important. Afterall we are all different, and what may work for one person might not be the best thing for another.
Question of the day – Have you ever had a book that you love made into a movie, that you dont love so much?
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