Now that my spring break is officially over (tear) and it's back to the old routine, I feel that I must post about the wonderful trip I took to Chicago, so I can reminisce about all the fun and food I had!
And for dessert, the Coconut-Ginger-Macadamia Nut Carrot Cake (the name and cake were both a mouthful!) from Vegan with a Vengance, garnished with a whole mac nut and a slice of candied ginger. Possibly the best cake I've ever made or eaten!
The next day, my mom and I were off to Chicago! While we went to see some family up there, I must admit that my primary goal for this trip was to eat some tasty vegan food! And, oh yes, I achieved my goal!!
I had the raw moussaka with a side of greek shepard's salad and a big slice o' avocado. so many veggies, so good!
My mom had a sampler platter with raw mini-pizzas, raw dolmas, and the fantastic guacamole... With a raw pear pie for dessert. wowie.(it's the one on the far right)
The next day, we went to the buffet at whole foods for a quick lunch, and it, too, did not disappoint!! I had the vegan curry "chik'n" salad with the raw kale salad, some raisin-pecan bread, and a kombucha (my new addiction). quick and delicious?? yes, please!
For dinner, the much-anticipated CHICAGO DINER!!!! This was one of the best restaurant experiences I have ever had! I had so much fun being and eating there...and I am quite sure I have never been so full in my life! I could not complain about a thing!!
I had the polenta fiesta for my meal: sun-dried tomato polenta square topped with melted vegan cheese, caramelized onions, garlic-sauteed spinach and roasted sweet potatoes (yikes!) with sides of seasoned black beans, spanish rice, and salsa. GOSH