Thursday, September 18, 2014

About Last Weekend

I was in Santa Barbara last weekend for my birthday. Santa Barbara has a number of vegan/vegetarian-friendly restaurants because it's Santa Barbara and of course it does.

On Saturday night we ate at Mesa Verde, a mostly vegan place that opened a few months ago.  The food was great. We ordered too much of it, but ate it all. We got the roasted brussel sprouts with jackfruit "chorizo," black bean street tacos, blue lake green beans with heirloom tomatoes, fez seven vegetable tagine, roasted vegetables with couscous, a Margherita flatbread for the boy, and some dessert that I don't remember what it was but I remember liking it. Everything was great.

I ordered a rooibos iced tea and found out that I am quite allergic to rooibos. I popped a couple of Benadryl and was good to go. I find that it's so much easier to eat when your throat isn't swelled shut. (Pro-tip)

It was a fine birthday. Hello Fifty.

What I ate today:

• coffee
• banana
• 6 kiwi berries
• carrots w/ Back To Life Raw Kalamata Hummus (Grassroots)
• salad - mixed greens, baby kale, avocado, almonds, olive oil, Bragg's Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
• Bragg's Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Drink (Grassroots)
• 3 figs
• lightly sauteed chard, garlic, red and yellow peppers, garbanzo beans, mushrooms, olive oil, 1/2 cup brown rice

1 comment: