Daily Archives: April 12, 2011

The Method to My Madness

breakfast - lunch - product review - snacks

Hey, spring

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Spring samples!

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Courtesy of Artisana

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I popped open that Walnut Butter jar pronto

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Thick and creamy, no stirring necessary!

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A spoonful with breakfast…

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…which also included nonfat organic cottage cheese…

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…one perfectly ripe naner

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While eating, I like to keep the nut butter on the spoon, scoop the other stuff on top, and take little bits of WB as I go

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About 2 hours later I felt peckish and made a little snack plate before Christy arrived to write

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Cajun boiled peanuts

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Sugar Snaps and Baby Carrots

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Spread

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I slide the veg down the side of the Laughing Cow, just a smidge at a time, to preserve as much as possible

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Sweetness followed

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Under the plums/apple rings/figs – a layer of Tropical gravel

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When I eat my dried fruit salads I like to have them with a cup of tea (or in this case, plain hot water) – just to soften things up as I chew

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Any food eating methods you’d like to share with the class?

Green Love

restaurant - vegetarian

Wow. That’s all I have to say about last night’s VisualizAsian interview.

I was overwhelmed and deeply touched by all the questions, especially on eating disorders; sorry we didn’t have time to answer them all. If you’d like to listen, the mp3 is available to download for the next month here.

The conversation was quite emotional, and left me very hungry and in need of comfort food. Abe and I hit a new restaurant nearby:

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Housed in an old Popeye’s on Vine/Melrose across from a Donut shop and Liquor Store, the place looks kinda sketchy from outside

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But is actually rather cozy n cute!

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There’s a little music theme going on here…

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…I’ve never been to their sister restaurants (both of which I’ve meant to try for years)

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The gigantic menu covers everything from burgers to Quesadillas, but they’re known mostly for their Thai food…

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…and very controversial pancakes

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Apparently, they used to be called “vegan” but a whole investigative report (which you can read more about here) proved they were not. So just a warning to those of you who strictly follow a cruelty-free diet (note – there IS egg on the menu).

Neither Abe nor I do, so I ordered them, with “chicken” (soy)

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My half:

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Abe ate them separately, but I liked them together

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Dunked into both sauces – one maple syrup, one more savory/spicy

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We also split an order of their signature noodles – the Rock and Roll

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Infused with basil, this tasted light and fresh!

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I squirted my portion with lotsa Rooster Sauce

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Delicious! I’m so happy to have this new place within walking distance (plus they deliver too). So is my veggie husband.

Their dessert options (mostly coconut ice cream and fried banana) sounded yummy but I had Azuki Cake waiting at home

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Abe was too full so it was mine, all mine!

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Very interesting texture – not too sweet. Found a recipe online so you can test it out for yourself.

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What do you think of places that claim to be vegan/vegetarian/organic and turn out not to be? Would you still eat there?

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