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Vegan weekend

September 10, 2008

I’m way behind on posting my dinners from last weekend. Sorry about that, and let’s get right to it.

On Friday, Nick and I ate at a place right by my house called Elephant Bar. I’m sure it’s a chain, but I don’t know where else they have them. I got my usual—the accidentally vegan “pad thai.” I have to put that in quotation marks, because it’s completely inauthentic. No egg, and a very flat-tasting sauce. I like it, but in a completely different way (and far less) than I like real pad thai. It comes with baked tofu, broccoli, and crushed peanuts.

With it, I had a drink, the name of which I cannot recall. It had light rum, pineapple juice, grenadine, something else, and a spot of dark rum. It would have had orange curacao had I not asked them to leave it out.

Nick and I had one of our favorite standby meals on Sunday, at Zio’s in Olathe. Their bread and olive oil is dangerously addictive…it’s not unusual for me to be full before the meal even arrives.

For the main course, I always order this simple pasta. It’s whole wheat penne in marinara sauce with broccoli. Can’t go wrong.

Monday night, I made a stir fry, and completely forgot to take pictures as I cooked, so all I have to leave you with is a shot of my leftovers. This one’s got brown rice, baked tofu, broccoli, carrots, edamame, and red pepper. (I also like including corn and either peanuts or cashews, but had none this time.) My sauce (which I don’t measure anything for) contains a lot of soy sauce, a splash of rice wine vinegar, a couple spoonfuls of vegetarian oyster sauce, a ton of sriracha, and plenty of garlic. Yum.

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  1. October 25, 2008 2:35 am

    I found Elephant Bar in San Diego as well. I absolutely love their veggie burger-topped with avocado and salsa. I don’t know how vegan it is (maybe eggs in the patty?) but it sure is delicious while most restaurants who actually have a veggie burger option just top it with lettuce and a bun.

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