Hi! I hope that you all had a great Labor Day weekend! What did you do?! I spent most of my weekend in Pittsburgh. Saturday I went to the Pirates game and the Rib Fest. (yuck!!) Then on Sunday I hung out with my friend, ate lots of good food, and grocery shopped. Three of my favorite things!
Today I woke up to cloudy skies, but decided to get in a 12 mile bike ride before the rain. It didn't quite work that way, but I survived and didn't melt! Now I'm sitting here sharing things with my favorite people. (That's you guys!!) I wanted to show you guys all of the awesome food that I've been eating lately and talk a little bit about the importance of preparation when it comes to socializing as a vegan. All fun stuff!
I was going to the Pirates game on Saturday with 6 meat eaters. They planned to go to the Rib Fest before heading to the game and you could say that I wasn't too excited. I don't enjoy the smell of meat or being around it. But those situations happen and you just have to be prepared to deal with it. So I stopped by Panera Bread beforehand and grabbed one of my favorite salads. The Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad from Panera is so good! Obviously I get it without the chicken, which usually means that they add more fruit. Yeah! I took my salad to the Rib Fest and ate it while everyone else had their food. In my opinion, mine looked much better than everyone else's. Just look at those beautiful colors!
Yesterday I made the trip back to Pittsburgh and picked up my friend before heading to Amazing Cafe. I love this place! The staff is always wonderful and the atmosphere is great. They have a mostly vegan and gluten free menu with such a wide variety of options. I got the Zesty Zoodles and a peach smoothie (not pictured) that left me full for hours. So good!
After going to Amazing Cafe I went to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods. I got dried mango which is my absolute favorite! Also, Dr. Bronner's soap, vanilla Sweet Drops, dates, and a few other things not pictured. I always see people using the Sweet Drops in their smoothies and stuff but never wanted to actually spend the money on them. They were on sale at Whole Foods yesterday so I decided to go for it. I tried them this morning and oh my gosh! I need to rant and rave about them in a separate post, but I highly recommend them! I also was looking for a new soap. I've been using local soap that I bought a long time ago but I'm almost out and unable to get more. My friend recommended this Dr. Bronner's soap. I've used Dr. Bronner products before but not the soap. So I'll have to report back about it as well! What are your favorite soaps to use? Let me know!
After a long day of grocery store adventures I ended up at Eden. No surprise there! I got the Burrito Bowl which was a great choice. It was such a large portion! So so good. I loved it. I've officially had everything on their summer menu and there isn't a bad option. Get everything! But really, I devoured this in no time and now I'm sitting here wishing that I could go back right now for more. Mmmm. I also got carrot cake to go. I ate half of it last night and am going to eat the other half in the near future. Can't go without dessert!
That's it for today my friends! Do you like when I share posts like this? What else would you like to see? Let me know! I'm going to go enjoy the rest of the day and get ready for another great week. Talk to you soon!