Can't believe it's already midweek, don't know where the time goes, and can't believe I'll be heading to Texas in a week!!
This morning I woke up crazy early despite not going to bed until after 12, but I went with it and took the opportunity to make a more elaborate breakfast. Not to mention I was craving something with a either a crunch, but am out of granola and cereal, or something smothered with nut butter, but am our of tortilla shells. Thus, I opened up Vegan with a Vengeance and made the vegan pancakes, adding pumpkin as a variation (I told you I'm trying to turn orange ;)).
I also roasted up a bunch of vegetables from my CSA share for lunch. Aren't they so pretty and colorful! The mix includes beets, carrots, potatoes, and acorn squash.
Backing up to earlier in the week both Monday and Tuesday night I shared conversation and dinner with friends.
Monday a friend treated me to a fajita night at Cilatros, which was such a nice surprise. She is visiting New York from Germany and invited me out for dinner before she returns this afternoon and she ended up treating me as a thank you for finding her housing during her stay. I hope to make it back to Europe and to Germany to visit her in the near future.
Tuesday I met up with my friend Anna, who I was dying to catch up with, for dinner at Candle Cafe. Candle cafe is probably one of my favorite restaurants in the city and given that everything is vegan and organic it takes me a while to decide on a dish. I'm used to being able to order anything off the menu and completely forgot about the no yeasty bread rule and ordered the cajun seitan sandwich. Halfway through I remembered and ended up eating only the remainder of the insides. Ah, but the sandwich was so good!
This morning I work up with my stomach a little bloated which I haven't really experienced since limiting/eliminating bread, sauces, etc from my diet and I'm wondering if my body really does react to these products. It doesn't help that I ended up breaking down several wet boxes at yesterdays CSA, boxes which I'm sure were growing all kinds of mold spores.
I also tried a bit of Anna's sweet potato, black bean, and millet casserole. It was delightful, I want to try and recreate the dish in the near future.