Sunday again? Last week seems a bit like a blur with a lot going on at work which I’m not complaining about. Lots of new challenges are a good thing, right? Last Sunday we went out with friends to see Ford vs. Ferrari, great movie, then out to Vegan Plate for their 1-year anniversary celebration which was pretty great too – $1 beers, free food, Santa pics, and everyone got a vegan fried Oreo dessert which was much better than I expected.
We started with the veggie spring rolls and fried Oreos.
I got the veggie Pad Thai, hubby for the mock chicken dish, and friends got the vegan neat balls with zoodles and walnut vegan prawn dish – all delicious. Vegan Plate has an interesting menu with a little of everything from pizza, burgers, salads, Asian dishes, and more. It was nice to get out with friends and hang out.
There were more simple eats this week too such as salad, tofu veggie stir fries, and a curry chickpea saute with sweet potato.
Friday night we stepped out for vegan Thai food dishes and wine, really nice after a crazy week. I also made a simple brown rice, veggie, and chickpea dish for lunch. Sweet Miko has been super cuddly in the cold and wet weather, but really frustrated about the rain.
On our last trip to Sprouts Farmer’s Market, hubby spotted The Alpha Pot Pies on sale and decided to grab a few. I have never heard of Alpha Foods, but excited to see their vegan selection. He tried the Beefy Chedd’r Pot Pie this weekend and it’s cute! It’s a small, handheld pie with vegan beef and cheddar, but very dense and satisfying.
And last night we headed to Veg Cafe in Midtown Sacramento where I finally got to try an appetizer that won first place in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge – the Beet Lox & Cashew Cheeze Crostini. This dish was such a hit that one diner wrote a massive love letter to it during the challenge, so I’m not sure what took us so long to get there. But I am so glad they kept it on the menu!
Hubby and I agreed it’s up there in the top 3 best vegan dishes we’ve ever had dining out it’s that good. It’s smokey, savory, tangy, creamy, crunchy, and just hard to do it justice in words. I will just say if you’re in the area – go there!
We also had the Curry Bowl with spiced rice and lentils because I am a sucker for any form of beans and rice with curry. And hubby got the Impossible Burger with a unique kimchi flavor blend that was also excellent.
Okay, to the list!
- 15 satisfying vegan party recipes.
- What vegan runners eat.
- I cannot wait to try Miyoko’s new cheddar!
- Gifts for vegan kids.
- More vegan gift ideas.
- “Must have” vegan purses.
- Best vegan hot dogs.
- Fiona Oakes is awesome.
- Vegan sneakers the next plant based craze.