I’m almost ready for Christmas, most of the shopping is done, packages shipped, decorations up, etc. Time to relax and enjoy the festivities! Miko agrees, he has a new reindeer squeaky toy thanks to my mom and is happy to enjoy the decorated fireplace.
I enjoyed another vegan meetup this weekend at a new vegan friendly healthy donut place in Roseville – Dr. Bob’s Donuts and DoYos!
They create a unique steamed donut made with whole food ingredients.
And serve vegan friendly organic coconut milk frozen yogurt.
Since items are weighed by the pound, you can go nuts customizing your donut or frozen yogurt with toppings galore! From gooey warm sweet sauces and chocolate sauces…
To fresh and dried fruits…
And chia seed pudding, hemp seeds, ground flax seed, seasoned nuts, etc.!
They also serve organic ecoGrounds coffee with almond milk creamer and many healthy sweetener options.
And have iced coffee, fresh juices, coconut water, and healthier soda.
Whew! I’ve been twice already! On the first trip, we tried the vanilla donuts topped with warm vanilla sauce, almonds, and dried banana chips.
They were good, but not like traditional donuts since they’re not fried in oil and glazed with a sugary coating. The donuts are steamed, so they have more of a spongy texture and are mildly sweet by themselves, but flavorful. Customizing these little super food guys is all the fun!
On the second trip with the vegan meetup group, I tired the organic coconut vanilla frozen yogurt loaded with chia seed pudding, hemp seeds, blueberries, and seasoned almonds for an impressively loaded creation!
And it was delicious, the yogurt was nicely creamy, but still lighter, and the chia seed pudding added a fun texture.
The company was also great, I really enjoy vegan meetups because I got to meet more new vegans and spent about 2 hours engrossed in great conversation. A lot of us commented on how things keep getting better for vegans with more products and places to eat. Things have definitely gotten easier for me since I went vegan 4 1/2 years ago, there are a lot more local options for eating out and a lot more vegan products in stores from cheeses, ice cream, meat alternatives, etc. And now this place which I will be going back to soon
I also created a new dressing this weekend, it was a simple throw-together dressing that hubby really liked so I perfected it with a little citrus. This dressing is very simple to whisk together in a bowl, no need to dirty the blender!
Orange Tahini Dressing
- 1/4 cup tahini
- juice of 1 orange
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 cup water, as needed
Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together with a fork or wire whisk. Serve and enjoy. Makes 4 servings.
Oranges are so great this season, we got a bunch of very sweet ones in the last farm box.
The dressing coated a simple spinach salad with carrots, chopped apple, and tofu.
And added a sweet and tangy zing, great blend of sweet and savory complimenting the spinach nicely. Keep it healthy during the season of indulgence with this simple dressing!