Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Weekday lunch at Candle Cafe

I occasionally work from the office in NYC so I thought I'd take a walk up to Candle Cafe for lunch today. It's a little over 20 blocks each way so I got in a good 2 mile walk to boot.

I was hungry, so I went for the seitan burger and added daiya and tempeh bacon.  YUM!

I also had a nice fresh juice cocktail.  Greens and beets.


Here's a close up of the burger.  Hearty and delicious on a sesame seed bun

Monday, March 25, 2013

Meatless Monday Meet-up at Sweetgrass

One of my favorite local restaurants in Tarrytown, NY, Sweet Grass Grill has a weekly Meatless Monday tasting menu, so I've been setting up monthly meet-ups to take advantage of it.  Lately, they've had even more vegan options and sometimes a whole vegan Monday menu including dessert.  Woo-hoo!

The Beet Sliders were amazing.   What was really cool was that it was a slab of beet, not mixed all up like a ground burger.  It was perfectly chewy and wonderfully flavored.  This is a winner.  The indian spiced polenta fries were also delish with curry ketchup.  I totally stole the restaurant's photo.  Mine had a nice bite out of it and bad lighting.  I'll have to bug them next time for whatever bright space they used for this pic.

Vegan Monday Menu

 I forgot to ask why this was called a lollipop salad.  I dig kumquats.  Sweet on the outside sour on the inside. I hadn't thought to throw them in a salad before.  This was also nice.  We also had a healthy debate over the spelling on the menu.

Munched on beet burger...

  Dessert was chocolate espresso polenta.  It was dense and chocolatey and probably good for you.  A great way to end an evening.

The picky vegan was there as always, and I also met the Food Duo.  We'll all be in Portland in May for vegan blog-a-con! 

Sunday, March 17, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Green Juice

Here's my contribution to St. Patrick's day.

Romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumber, celery, parsley, green apple, green grapes.