I have been gifted with another year of life. As it happened in the middle of the week this year, I have been sprinkling the surrounding days with indulgences (i.e. friends, massage, wine). Last night a friend took me out to dinner at Potager (not super vegan friendly, but their special - vegetable samosas were easily made vegan). It's a classy place, so they discreetly celebrated my birthday with this impressive sight:
I know it's just a lit wax candle, but I thought it was beautiful and simple.
Unlike last year, I worked today and didn't make my own dessert. I went to Happy Cakes and picked up cupcakes for myself, my parents, and my brother.
They only had one vegan option - chocolate with chocolate frosting. I'm not a huge cake eater, and when I do indulge, I'd pick vanilla. I'll check back another time and see if I can fulfill my true desire. ;)
Top left in tissue paper was mine, the others were non-vegan and for the rest of the family members.
It was good.
The gift I receive every year from my parents is flowers. Here's this year's arrangement:
Today I visited Whole Foods location #2 to scope out the offerings available at the Hot Bar. Last time you went with me, it was May and their food was Cinco de Mayo themed. Today's theme was all about Mardi Gras.
Front: Cajun Red Beans, Back: Cajun Roasted Red Potatoes
Front: "Chef Prepared Vegetarian" Mardi Gras Blackened Tofu. I didn't see any dairy in the ingredient list, so it's probably vegan - nonetheless, I didn't try it. Ha! That's corn in the back but it was made with milk.
Left: Vegan "Dirty Rice" and Right: Steamed, Seasoned Veggies.
Non-Mardi Gras themed items:
California Red Quinoa Salad, and:
Asian Couscous Salad.
A couple of bonus photos:
I've seen these several times, but have never tried them. It's nice they offer Garden Nuggets for the kids, and not just animal stuff.
It would seem that Bhakti Chai now sells their goods in quarts and growler-sized quantities. Does this mean they will start filling shelves in other regions?
Shen and Sarah click here. If it doesn't do it automatically, click on your state!! I expect to see it pop up on your blogs with your review. Tomorrow. ;)