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Chicago part 2 {the FOOD}

6 Apr

First off, let me say this:

Whoever voted Chicago the vegan-friendlist city in the US needs to check them self! As an always prepared vegan, you know that I always pack food on trips. Because I figured that I wouldn’t have a problem finding food in Chicago I only packed 3 overnight oats for breakfast (Plus, I was on vacation and was not afraid to spend extra money on good food). But finding vegan food in the city was actually quite the challenge.

The 5-hour drive to Chicago was actually quite relaxing. Traffic was good, weather was good, our first meal was REALLY good.

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FALAFEL SUB AT SUBWAY! We stopped at a gas station to get gas and eat because there was a Subway inside. Little did I know that little town carried the falafel sub. It was sooo good! I didn’t get the cucumber sauce because I figured it wasn’t vegan.

For two nights we were there we went to seafood buffet for dinner. I obviously didn’t eat seafood but my brother did! I had endless bowls of miso soup, noodles, fruit, and veggie sushi. I tried some weird things though!

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The white ball is steamed bread! It was actually good!

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I love veggie sushi!

But like I said, finding vegan food in the city was a challenge. I settled for mexican food the first day.

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nomnomnom.

We must have walked over 10 miles in just the first day. Us country folk didn’t even think about taking a bus anywhere. :/

On our way home, I made one last request to stop at the famous

CHICAGO DINER

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Holllly cow. These were the best things I’ve ever ate. Even the omi-brother loved them!

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Success.

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I also ordered a pesto/ranch style chick’n sammich! So good.

My favorite place yet!

Have you ever been to the Chicago Diner?

 

 

Spring Break ’12 (CHICAGO!) {Part 1}

2 Apr

Hi friends 🙂

As promised, pictures from my chicago trip!:

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A little random trip with just the brother and I, totally needed a mini vacation!

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A hippy’s dream come true (I dont have a local lush!)

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This too, yummy!

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The brother on a mission

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Beautiful weather!

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Shed

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Coming soon —-> Part 2: THE FOOD!

Have you ever been to Chicago? If yes, what was your favorite thing about the city?

Whole Foods Hot Bar Plate <3

9 Feb

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Mmmm. What a great midweek treat! Fresh chips with rice, black beans, roasted veggies, tofu, and a grain and veggie salad. Perfect lunch!

What’s new with me?
School and work is taking up about 80% of my life right now (as usual!) The other 20% of my time is being shared with family, friends, eating, Zumba fitness, The Big Bang Theory (new favorite show), and very rarely blog reading. I miss you guys!

Do you watch The Big Bang Theory?
If so, who is you’re favorite character?

I like all of them but obviously Sheldon is my favorite! 😛

Eggplant Manicotti

10 Jan

These days, I’m eating pretty fancy.

 Eggplant manicotti made by Whole Foods topped with homemade pasta sauce and vegan cheese

Okay, so maybe Whole Foods did all the work… 😛

What is the fanciest thing you’ve eaten all week?

Two Years Ago Today

4 Jan

I made it my New Year’s resolution to become vegan.

Inspiration:

This is probably my favorite speech ever. Next time you have an extra hour in your day, I highly reccomemnd that you watch this!

 

Last minute vegan friendly drink idea

31 Dec

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1 packet of Starbucks instant iced coffee prepared with water and ice
1 Shot Kahlua
1 Shot vanilla vodka
Splash of almond milk

Mix together and enjoy 😉

Have a safe and happy new year everyone!

Magic Healing Bowl

13 Dec

Not again.

Each semester right around exam time, I come down with a nasty cold. It never fails! I often get asked why I catch so many colds when I seem to be a pretty healthy person. I guess my only answer for this is stress. I typically find myself sick right around stressful periods in my life; exams, holidays, vacations, new situations, etc. Whatever the reason, I always need a cure. This time I came up with…

The Magic Healing Bowl

 

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The Magic Healing Bowl is probably the easiest thing to make. Who wants to cook when they’re sick anyway? All you have to do is first, cut up every veggie you can find.

 

For this bowl I used: Broccoli, carrots, peas, red onion, banana peppers, tomato, and cucumber.

 

Then, add the juice of one whole lime! (if you can handle it!)

Last, add a little balsamic vinegar and mix it all together.

Now you got yourself a MAGIC HEALING BOWL, nom.

 

Wish me luck on exams !