I had such a fun Saturday! My girlfriend Lee (who blogs at The Vegan Version) took the train into NYC and we played the day away!
We started with lunch at Sacred Chow. I wrote a rave about my first dining experience at Sacred Chow and was excited to return. We went for it by each ordering the 3 Tapas/$18. My three:
Lee ordered the black olive seitan, root vegetable latkes and these delicious “meat balls.”
The theme of the day, clearly, was go big or go home. We shared the six tapas plates and loved everything. We decided serious walking was in order.
We walked to Moo Shoes.
Lee and I both love shoes and handbags – and we are trying to veganize those pieces in our closets – but no luck at the store Saturday.
Christy whipped up some yummy treats.
Have you picked up a copy of Christy’s book Blissful Bites?
My friend Dianne mixed this beauty.
We feasted! Sadly, the lighting situation wasn’t great for food photos so let me just say that the starter special, which included seared artichoke and brussels sprouts in a jalapeno sauce, was incredible.
For dinner, I had the seitan special.
What you can’t see? Green mashed potatoes under that seitan! (It was St. Patrick’s Day.) Candle 79 never disappoints!
By now, after viewing the enormous amount of food consumed during the day, it should (hopefully) come as no surprise that I skipped dessert. But I didn’t miss an opportunity to take a star pic.
It was an amazing day of friends, food and fun.
The next day I literally could not eat anything until the afternoon. I stopped by Whole Foods to hit the salad bar for something light and fresh.
Yep, that hit the spot.