Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I just made Isa Chandra Mokowitz's sunflower mac recipe from Isa Does It. It was fantastic, and it is nut-free (important for school). I didn't quite follow the directions because I had only roasted sunflower seeds. I just combined all of the sauce ingredients into my VitaMix and then cooked it in a sauce pan for a while. I finished it off by baking it with broccoli and topped with bread crumbs. It worked out. Next time, I might follow the directions to the letter. http://www.theppk.com/2012/02/sunflower-mac/
I was on my way to Unity Vegan when I got distracted by a place called Kebobalicious off of Barton Springs Road. My wife and I got a sudden craving for a falafel wrap. I was excited about the fiery sauce they had listed on the menu, but I ended having to forego that because the sauce had dairy in it. I was able to get a sriracha sauce, though, to give it heat. I had to substitute the tzatziki sauce with tahini. It was a decent falafel wrap with lots of lettuce, onions, and tomatoes, but the falafel itself was a bit mushy and not full of flavor. It was nice to try something new, but I was a bit disappointed we didn't make it to Unity instead.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I should totally start a game of interesting vegan things found at MT Supermarket. Here's hot vegan (beef-style) jerky. I'm not going to buy it, but it is fascinating. It's hard to not look at.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Scale back on meat? Hell no, that's un-American. Oh, Todd Staples. To the elected crazies in Texas government, there is only one thing worse than atheists and pro-choice advocates: vegans. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/10/todd-staples-meatless-monday_n_5800568.html
I can't stop thinking about those amazing waffles from Unity Vegan. They were so good during its first birthday celebration the other day. I picture it as the perfect brunch item topped with fruit and vegan whipped cream. With those large trees and its proximity to Zilker Park, a Saturday or Sunday brunch at Unity would make it the weekend place to be for Austin vegans. (Crossing fingers and toes)
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
We may not have every vegan convenience there is to have, but Austin is about as close at it gets. San Antonio has their Earth Burger with its drive-through. Austin has the Vegan Nom and the Vegan Yacht with drive-up service. http://instagram.com/p/syO7j7sTnH/
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
If you haven't eaten Maoz fries with their tahini sauce instead of ketchup, you are missing out. This was my wife's moment of genius yesterday. I also finally tried their barbecue pita for the first time. I really like it, but it was, indeed, sweet. Had I had the patience to load it with a lot of raw onion, it would have been even more fantastic.