7.5.2014 - Food Diary Day #240 (vegan)
- french toast with sausage patty from Devon’s in Provincetown, MA
- mushroom n’ chips from The Canteen in Provincetown, MA
After the rains of Hurricane Arthur stopped on Saturday, we were hungry literally and figuratively! Brunch at Devon’s was absolutely divine with the dining room view of the whole harbor. The food was impeccable as well; the homemade jam they had on every table was probably the best jam I’ve ever had! My friend and I were joking we could have just ordered toast and been happy :).
I have to admit though the mushroom n’ chips were a bit of a let down. I was so excited to have found a fish n’ chips alternative (previously one of my favorite omni foods as a youngster). I have to say I don’t think button mushrooms were the right choice for this. Something like sliced portobellos, baby bellas, or maybe even enoki mushrooms. The fry on these was nice but I found them underseasoned and the mushrooms had that too-chewy texture they get sometimes. All well!
7.4.2014 - Food Diary Day #239 (vegan)
- peanut butter soft serve from Grab ‘N Go Health Bar in Provincetown, MA
I headed over to Provincetown (the town on the very tip of Cape Cod in Massachusetts) for July 4th weekend! I had never been to the cape before but had been hearing about how great P-Town is for ages. Needless to say I thoroughly stalked ahead of time on yelp for vegan joints!
I was SO overjoyed to find that there was a place with vegan soft serve! I absolutely am so sad there’s no place for vegan soft serve in the Boston area. I remember FoMu served it for a little while right after it opened but not any more (and I never got to try it then, it was always sold out!)
I always sulk a little whenever I’m out on a gorgeous hot day and see others walking which way with cones of soft serve, but I finally got to have some for myself! This was perfectly creamy and sweet. And I love peanut butter :).
7.2.2014 - Food Diary Day #238 (vegan)
- english muffin pizzas with teese mozzarella, tomato, and basil
I don’t think it’s possible to outgrow the fun of mini pizzas! These were a great breakfast although I wish I had sprinkled some olive oil and salt on top to finish it off. I like teese mozzarella a lot more than I thought that I would. You definitely need to season it but the texture is a lot better than daiya in my opinion.
7.1.2014 - Food Diary Day #237 (vegan)
- romaine lettuce salad with tofu, black bean avocado hummus, red onion, carrot, and corn
I can’t get over how beautiful this salad is!!! It’s like a rainbow! And it was super delicious as well. Raw food always gives me a great, big burst of energy :).
6.30.2014 - Food Diary Day #236 (vegan)
- TVP, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, peas, carrots, and corn
- "fish" cutlet with black bean avocado hummus, tomato, and radicchio with spinach
Had some leftover ingredients from when I made Shepard’s Pie, so I made it into a lunch for myself. I like how the veggies, protein, and starch each have their little compartments :)
Dinner was very interesting. I decided to try and use up a lot of random ingredients that I had sitting around. First I took some leftover black beans and half an avocado and made some hummus. I also fried up a vegan fish cutlet I have had left in my freezer for a long while. It was SO much better fried than baked! I might actually buy them again now because they got delectably crispy.
My last challenge was a head of radicchio that inexplicably came in a 3 pack of what I thought was romaine lettuce. I had never cooked radicchio before, and after tasting a bit of it raw, I was almost scared to try. This saute came out okay! I didn’t quite have the gumption to bake it like I had seen suggested in some recipes. It was especially yummy with some of the hummus :).
6.29.2014 - Food Diary Day #235 (vegan)
- sausage patty, potato hash with crispy onion and garlic, sautéed spinach, and organic ketchup
I was so disappointed with the hash I had the day before, I decided to make my own. And it was much better! The onions and garlic got nice and crispy. I was worried the potatoes wouldn’t cook because I didn’t parboil them, but I cut them small enough that they softened up nicely :).
Alaska cuddles ❤️
6.28.2014 - Food Diary Day #234 (vegan)
- Veggie Burger with vegan patty, lettuce, roasted tomato confit, pickled red onions, pickled cucumber, deli roll and black bean potato hash from Five Horses Tavern in Davis Square, Somerville, MA
Brunch with the roommies at Five Horses in Davis Square! I have to say I was underwhelmed by both of these choices, but they were the only vegan foods available for brunch. At any rate, it was fun to sit outside! And the cocktails are stunning!
6.26.2014 - Food Diary Day #233 (vegan)
- Veggie Shoyu With Yuba shiitake mushroom soup topped with aburi yuba tofu skin, marinated shiitake, scallions, steamed cabbage, wood car mushroom, mountain bardock, baby arugula, and garlic oil from Snappy Ramen in Davis Square, Somerville, MA
- Soy coffee lace ice cream from J.P. Licks in Davis Square, Somerville, MA
It was the last day before my partner went away to Europe for 3 weeks so we went out and had some yummy food in Davis. I’ve had ramen at this place Snappy Ramen in Davis twice. It’s okay. I really like the fried garlic oil they put in it. I SUPER want to try Totto Ramen in Allston now that I have discovered they have several veggie options!
6.22.2014 - Food Diary Day #232 (vegan)
- macaroni and cheese with rotelle pasta, broccoli, peas, and carrots with a field roast frankfurter
I was in the mood for an American classic: mac and cheese with franks! I never ate this growing up, but find myself craving it once in a while, especially since Field Roast frankfurters are SO delicious.
6.21.2014 - Food Diary Day #231 (vegan)
- "The Atticus" sandwich with buffalo tempeh, avocado spread, tomato, red onion, greens on rye bread and macaroni salad from Bloc 11 Cafe in Union Square, Somerville, MA
My partner and I tried to get vegan donuts at Union Square Donuts on a Saturday morning but they ran out before we got there :(. So instead we headed across the street to Diesel Cafe’s sister cafe: Bloc 11.
The space was a little better than Diesel, with nice outdoor seating, a menu you could see while you are ordering (in Diesel it inexplicably faces the counter staff), and the bathrooms were much better (one of my biggest problems with Diesel has always been the weirdly stinky bathrooms).
The improvement in the space was a bit knocked down by what was definitely not as good of food. The “buffalo” tempeh, while having the yummy nuttiness of tempeh, completely lacked buffalo flavor or even spice. Either way, I’d recommend it if you are in the area! They also have a lot of cool things that go on nights and weekends like movie showings :).
6.20.2014 - Food Diary Day #230 (vegan)
- Veggie Pita Wrap with local tofu, hummus, roasted vegetables, lettuce and tomato from Inna’s Kitchen in Newton Centre, MA
Ran out to grab lunch and was really craving Inna’s. Inna’s Kitchen is an adorable little restaurant in Newton Centre that does a more modern, healthy version of Jewish classics. They are super vegetarian and vegan friendly. The falafel plate is also good, but I wanted to try the tofu wrap :).
6.19.2014 - Food Diary Day #229 (vegan)
- "Sweet N Sassy" vegan pizza with almond milk béchamel, daiya cheddar, pickled red onion, kale, roasted butternut squash and chili flake from All Star Pizza Bar in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA
I’ve been hearing about All Star Pizza Bar’s new vegan menu for quite a while, and I was pumped to try their vegan pizza for the first time! I seriously still miss Peace O Pie so I wanted to see if this was comparable. My partner and I split the Sweet N Sassy pizza.
It was okay! I didn’t really like the butternut squash on the pizza; I found it a bit too sweet. The almond béchamel and cheddar cheese together were really super delicious with the crispy kale. I thought the crust was basic, nowhere near as good as Peace O Pie’s or Nice Slice’s. That being said, I can’t wait to come back and try some of their other vegan pizzas!!!