Friday, November 30, 2012

Festive Friday

To end the work week, I started off with the only healthy item I had all day:
Followed by a recognition that I've had a little too much coffee this week.  So I made it a tall Soy Latte. Ha!
We went out to lunch, and went in with a battle plan:
Nachos with lettuce and guacamole subbed for the beans (which I know have lard) and cheese - but kept the jalapenos.  I ate pretty well, but left the rest as leftover soggy chips would be gross.  I love it when the waitress looks so confused when I order like this at Mexican restaurants.  "No beans? No cheese? Do you want meat? No?  Really?"

For dinner:

And for dessert:

Two parts nog to one part spiced rum.  Okay, sometimes it's more like 1:1.  I add a little ice, too.
This weekend I will return to actually preparing my own food.  ;)  Happy Weekend, everyone!

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  1. The nachos sound good but your dinner looks so great! We get those same reactions from waitstaff when we eat at restaurants that aren't used to vegans. :)

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    1. Salad rolls are always good! I used to not want to bother the waitstaff, but after years of waiting tables - I know they can handle it. ;)

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  2. Haha "not to be used as infant formula." Hahah. maybe once you add the rum it's acceptable...
    Dinner looks pretty healthy but yeah to the pear as well. I don't buy them enough!
    It's so ridiculous that people make beans with LARD in them, UGH but at least you knew about that rather than accidentally eating them.

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    1. I know - how ridiculous is that? Perhaps at one point, people actually thought they should use Soy Nog on their child? Ha!

      I asked the last time I was there, and prevented a possible mishap! Lard is gross.

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  3. Looks like a pretty healthy food day to me. The rolls are very visually appealing, but the nachos look especially good to me, lack of beans notwithstanding. I can't believe restaurants are still using lard in their beans. Even non-vegans tend to think lard is gross, right? Well, at least you were able to get some guacamole. Have a good weekend.

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    1. I do like some vegan nachos. These were good, but I ate a few too many jalapenos and felt a little heartburn later! Ha!

      I think everyone agrees that lard is gross. I don't know why they still use it. Perhaps to be "authentic"?

      Thank you, I hope your weekend is going well, too!

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  4. I'd say your sushi rolls were as healthy as your pear. Sounds like a yummy day. We like soy nog over here, too, but I've never tried it with rum. Lookin' forward to your meals from this weekend!

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    1. Salad rolls are pretty healthy, I suppose! I've not had the nog by itself - maybe I should. ;)

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  5. Bahahaha not to be used as infant formula!! That's hilarious! I think I'm going to heat up some of my Mint Chocolate Coconut milk and have some hot chocolate tonight :)

    I'm in agreement with everyone, your dinner is definitely healthy too! I like how you downsized to a tall coffee ;) That's my kind of girl!

    I also can't believe they use lard in their beans. That really gross. And sad because vegan refried beans are so delightful. Looks like you made some great substitutions though! Mmm guacamole!

    can't wait to see your weekend meals!

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    1. I love mint chocolate beverages when hot! I'm definitely taking a coffee break right now - but maybe I'll stick to tall size from now on anyway!

      Thank goodness their guacamole is vegan, otherwise I'd be down to chips and salsa. Lard is so gross, I wish they'd not use it!

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  6. Great job ordering the Nachos. Hard to believe that the refried Beans would have lard in them in a progressive state like Colorado. I thought you all were more enlightened out there.

    Thanks for the tip on the Soy Nog.

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    1. Not all places have lard in their beans, but this place is a mom and pop joint, priding themselves on authentic Mexican food. I've been to a few small towns in Mexico, and they definitely still use lard there, too. Ugh!

      I hope to see some Soy Nog on your page. :)

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  7. haha yeah i bet the waitress was a little confused! and pour me one of those delicious egg nog cocktails! i'll be right over ;)

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    1. I've had this experience a few times with waitresses - but they'll be fine. :) I have your drink ready!

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  8. I love that the box of soy nog has 'not to be used as infant formula' on. No, really? You're kidding me? Looks lovely though. As does the sushi. As does the nachos - I'm sure lard in the beans makes it more authentic, but it's so gross. I'm sure there's a load of omnis that wouldn't much fancy lardy beans.

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    1. It's a pretty ridiculous sign to put on a box of nog, but I suppose they have their reasons! Ha!

      I'm in agreement that most people, regardless of eating habits, probably don't appreciate lard. Gross!

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