Yesterday Severin and I treated ourselves to some delicious vegan breakfast/snack and lunch in Berkeley. We’re leaving the Bay Area soon (kinda sad but not really) and I will be staying in Los Angeles come fall. Severin will be returning to Berkeley (very sad!!). [We’re staying together but it’s going to be long-distance obviously… I know awesome people like Kristy and her husband; and Dean Karnazes and his wife were able to do it, so we can too, since we’re awesome too right? ] Okay honestly that’s more what I’ve been like->
But hello, food makes everything better right??
One bite of this bad boy and I was like, Severin who? Cinnaholic needs to come to LA! I’m going to miss them more than Severin. I had the same cinnamon roll (Rocky Road) as last time, boring but it was amazing and I don’t think anything can be better than vegan marshmallows, walnuts, chocolate chips and chocolate sauce! So decadent, I had to share some with Severin. He got the same cinnamon roll (PB&J) as last time simply because he really wanted peanut butter but he wished he had gotten something more indulgent like mine. Not to say he didn’t enjoy his of course.
Oh and even though we’re poor college students, we tipped a dollar. How could I resist?! I can’t stand Will Ferrell and my heart will always lie with Michael Scott Steve Carell.
Shaking off the sugar coma, we hopped on a bus to Flacos. I want to take Flacos home with me! The owner is very nice and the atmosphere of this vegan Mexican restaurant is like you’re hanging out at home. I’m going to miss these puppies sooooo much!
Such perfect fried, faux-meaty goodness. Tuesdays are Taquito Tuesdays so they’re half-off making them $1 each. While I was in the middle of eating one, trying to soak up as much of the yummy avocado salsa, I said “My gosh, are these really vegan?!” and Severin had stopped eating a few minutes before that and was like “I was wondering that too”. That freaked me out for a minute and I realized of course, it is, the whole place is a vegan restaurant! It’s just that the texture of the taquito ‘meat’ is so spot-on! I could eat these by the barrel but I stopped at 3; too much of a good thing never turns out well. We had water and an agua fresca fresa (homemade organic fresh strawberry juice) to drink.
If you are ever in the area, go visit these places! Maybe not in the same day though like we did. After a quick Trader Joe’s shopping trip, we were on the bus home and we kept falling asleep! Too much good stuff! Naps, lots of water and some frozen mango had us feeling ready to tackle homework for the evening. Dinner was nearly vegan.
I made some oatmeal pizza (sorry no recipe because I just threw stuff together) topped with fresh basil-olive oil-garlic as sauce, then broccoli, tofu and a small sprinkling of feta. *It looks like there’s a lot of feta but that’s actually crumbled tofu. Oops, I think I accidentally fooled Severin.
And in case you’re like what?! Where’s the veggies?! We had a ton of spinach in our smoothies this morning. Along with flax and all that other good hippie stuff.
Congrats to my dad for waking up at 5am to do 9 miles this past Sunday at a 9:35 pace! CRAZY!