1 cup homemade coconut milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)
1-2 bags Celestial Seasonings Tropic of Strawberry tea
1/8 tsp strawberry extract
1/8 tsp coconut extract
1-2 cubes frozen wheatgrass
1 dropperful NuNaturals liquid stevia (or more if you want it sweeter)
Warm the tea very gently on low (you don’t want to let it get too hot) and let the tea bags steep. Remove from heat after the tea bags have sat a bit, add the remaining ingredients and let the wheatgrass melt.
I don’t go out to eat much for several reasons. Mostly its because I get so much pleasure out of preparing my own food that I often feel I’m missing out but also because I like to know what’s going into my meal. I’d been thinking, however, that it would be fun to stop in at one of the local vegan places while I’m in the middle of the Vegan Mofo and share my experience! Last night Britney and I found ourselves eating dinner at Seattle’s Chaco Canyon Cafe. I’ve had several truly incredible experiences at raw and vegan places in the past (Cafe Gratitude in San Francisco and Pure Food and Wine in NYC come to mind) but this unfortunately wasn’t one of them. We got a few lovely pictures, had some good conversation…and then went to Whole Foods because Brits raw pizza made her crave “real” pizza 😉 I have to admit I was not a huge fan of it myself and my Caesar salad unfortunately left me wanting in the taste department. In defense of Chaco Canyon, I have had a couple of dishes there in the past that I really did like (Cilantro Pesto Bowl FTW) and its a great place to get fresh pressed veggie juice! Britney mentioned something interesting as we were nibbling on our greens last night. She said she wished that places like that would just focus on making delicious food instead of trying to imitate traditional meals. I think I agree with her.
What are the other experiences of raw or vegan restaurants out there? Do you have any favorite places?