So my hubby decided to take me on a wonderful weekend to Montreal just for fun. We had a great time and ate a lot of wonderful food and just walked around and enjoyed the city.
We went to Chuch on St. Denis for dinner Friday night and it was delicious! Now I know the menu seems kind of pricey (dinner cost us around $50 with 2 entrees, appetizer and 2 sides of rice- we brought our own wine) but is worth it. The food is authentic vegetarian thai and it was incredible.
For brunch on Saturday we finally went to Aux Vivres- we have been talking about going here for over a year but never seem to make it there- anyways it was incredible! (and vegan). I got the polenta that came with salad, refried black beans, salsa and guacamole as well as a chai and a tonic (which is fresh squeezed apple, lemon and ginger). Neil got the tofu scramble, with cornbread, tempeh bacon, roasted sweet potatoes and salad as well as chai and the cremesicle smoothie (coconut milk, orange juice and carrot juice and maybe something else) his was incredible as well.
We spent most of the day just walking and walking and walking. We decided to stop for a quick light lunch at Commensal near McGill and were disssapointed as we have been in the past. January 2008 we went to Commensal in Quebec city and it was horrible so we haven’t been back but we decided to try a different location and it was just as bad. The food was horrible as well as the arrangement of the buffet it was like shoving a bunch of people into an elevator and then trying to move. Just awful.
Luckly we ended our night with a beer at Divan Orange, then we watch a tango class practice in the park across the street and went to Aux Vivres for dinner where we had an amazing dinner minus the horrible dessert. For dinner Neil had the gazpacho and all dressed tempeh burger both very good. I had a small salad and baked chili fries – all the yummines without all the guilt! For dessert we decided to try the uncheesecake because neil was dying for some but this was awful nothing like I have ever seen for uncheesecake. As well as nothing like I have ever tasted. It was almost like chocolate jello it was disgusting I had to politely put what was in my mouth in my napkin it was that bad. At that point I was turned off and just drank my coffee, Neil finished the cookie crust but refrained from eating anymore of the “uncheesecake”. Over all it was a wonderful day, food and time together.
I made some of this last night and it’s delicious
So I am really interesed in Kombuncha and everything it claims to offer however I just can’t get over the rotten taste it leaves in your mouth. It just taste like rotten fruit/vegetables (which it is in a way since it is fermented) but it’s hard to get down. I find myself chugging it when I do drink it and I appreciate the sparkling aspect of it as this helps in distracting my mind as the rotting beverages slides down my throat but who knows maybe I just haven’t found my flavour yet and I think I definitly took a bigger risk this time with the multi-green which is essentially kombucha and green algae. Anyone have any favourites I should try? I’ve tired a guava one that wasn’t bad but otherwise that’s it.
On another note last night was a yummy dinner of Ani Phyo’s raw shiitake miso soup which I was skeptical about considering the large amount of olive oil involved but it was delicious. We also had a sprouts and cabbage salad with sweet miso dressing from Everyday Raw which was delicious- made from white miso, raw tahini, lemon juice and water soooooooo good.
Last night was not a raw not…although I wish it had been but I had items to use before they went bad.
We hard cornmeal crusted seitan from Vegan Soul Kitchen which was delicious with BBQ veggies and creamy cheezy corn and green onion polenta with lots of Chalula hot sauce. It was a great meal but I am looking forward to something raw tonight.
I have not decided yet what I am going to make but it should be yummy.
Once I get my camera battery charged I’ll be posting pics.
I think I am addicted to Raw Lasagna! It is soooo good!
I made a different recipe this time and I really enjoyed it more. The first recipe I tired, although good, was far to heavy with all the nut meat and nut cheeze. This recipe which you can find here: http://gliving.com/zucchini-and-green-zebra-tomato-lasagna/ was great and filling and light.
I didn’t make exactly this recipe as I had some garlic scapes so I made a garlic scape pesto instead of the basil pistacho and my pine nut ricotta didn’t turn out light and fluffy more saucy (i think i over soaked the pine nuts). But over all it was delicious. Now I just have to figure out the rest of the week!
Oh Neil and I were bad this weekend we had yummy Chinese from A Single Pebble which was incredibleeeeeeeee and we had a bottle of wine (we decided to have a replacement anniversary weekend since our original one didn’t go quiet as planned). Then we had delicious brunch at Magonlia. Then we had lots of bread haha sandwiches for lunch and dinner (we were going to grill a pizza but the coals got tooo hot so we had to scrap it and I used the tomatoes to make soup and we had grilled teese and soup. Then yesterday we had raw cheesecake, vegan seitan rubens and then we went to a ball game and got veggie burgers and fries- i don’t know what we were thinking. So basically we suck haha but I am being good today (and for at least the rest of the week).
Today I am having green jucie, banana, apple, melon, and more green juice.
I was lucky enough that my husband worked from home yesterday and was able to prep the spicy “beans” for our tacos. I used the recipe from this post http://gliving.com/sarmas-soft-corn-tacos/ as the basis for our tacos. Neil made the spicy beans and I made the guacamole and salsa. I didn’t have the time to make the tacos shells but instead we just used boston lettuce leaves and it was delicious. The spicy “beans” tasted just like veggie ground round (oh and we didn’t dehydrate for 10 hours more like 3). The meal was great and tonight I am being ambitious and make raw blackforest cheezecake!