April leftovers, part two
Hello there! I’m in the sky and on the road today for a grand total of 14 hours as I make my way to the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute in Northern California. As you may recall, I’ll be there for about three weeks as I take advantage of my Hot Raw Chef win and put my scholarship toward their Advanced Raw Food Nutrition Educator Series. Eee!
It’s especially timely and exciting, then, that Uncooking101.com chose this week to make me their featured raw chef! Eva and Venita, the lovely ladies behind Uncooking101, are sharing a different recipe of mine every day this week. Be sure to “like” Uncooking101 on Facebook so you don’t miss a thing.
Remember how I mentioned the royal wedding? These are the fat-free drop scones (a Bryanna Clark Grogan recipe) that I made at 2:45am. Despite not actually caring about the wedding, Matt really did wake up with me that day to watch it. And although he fell asleep on my lap during the ceremony, the fact that he got up early with me was super sweet!
This past Saturday afternoon, Matt dropped by Mud Pie Vegan Bakery & Coffeehouse and picked up a cinnamon roll to bring home for us! It was no Cinnaholic, truth be told, but it was a pretty tasty vegan sticky bun.
Matt and I then dined al fresco at Aladdin Café in the early evening, sharing some hummus to start.
I got this lentil soup with my meal, while Matt chose salad.
Aladdin Café has a lot of clearly marked vegan options on the menu, and Matt and I both chose sandwiches: a falafel-and-hummus wrap for him, and a cauliflower-and-falafel wrap for me. Each one came with a side of rice with curry sauce.
Since we were on 39th Street again, guess where we went for dessert? Right back to Mud Pie Vegan Bakery! We shared this awesome mini apple pie, served warm. Nomz!
After our late night out with friends on Saturday, we unintentionally woke up terribly early on Sunday, around 7:00am. I hate when that happens! But I made us a tofu scramble to make it all better. I had some roasted cauliflower alongside mine. An interesting, but delicious, breakfast!
Awhile back, Sarah over at The Ordinary Vegetarian and her fiancé Steve were in the running for a New York City couple’s getaway from Rose Pedals Vegan Weddings. Sarah held a giveaway to help boost her votes; she and Steve won the Rose Pedals contest, and I won her contest! My prize was a personalized vegan “care package” of items gathered during their NYC trip. Sarah picked out cinnamon-raisin peanut butter, cinnamon rugelach, Doctor Krackers, chocolate-covered coconut bits, curried cashews, and a double chocolate macadamia nut cookie (from Candle Café) for me! Talk about perfect! I got the package yesterday, and, um, the rugelach and cookie are already gone. Thanks again, Sarah!
The next time you hear from me, I’ll be at Living Light! YAY!