The night of the supermoon led into a day of super sun for adventures-woo hoo warm weather!Armed with a new bucket list for the capital region thanks to the awesome teasers at Vegfest, it was off to The Gypsy kitchen for vintage clothing and good eats. I chose the BLT with coconut bacon, sprouts and home made mayo-yum! I also got the macadamia orange cookie.
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After such a disappointing finish, I was off in search of dessert nirvana. I took Helen's advice and went to Raw Sugar, a super funky coffee shop that was right in China town. Surprise surprise, my internal dumpling radar led me straight to China town. Every.Time.
Even though they failed to deliver the Auntie Loo's cupcakes as promised on the website, they did have whoopie pies! Sold! I'm not sure what the technical definition of a whoopie pie is so I'll break it down for you the best I can. Soft oatmeal/cinnamon cookies that hold both a dreamy marshmallow type filling AND chocolate frosting goodness. *drool*
Last stop before home was a visit with Mandy and Rob in Brockville, who I love like family. I've written before about how awkward holiday meals can be when you're vegan, so I've assembled a dream team of stand ins.
Christina's dream team gravy
2 tbs coconut oil
500g sliced mushrooms
1 onion quartered and sliced
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1/4 cup red wine
Juice of one lemon
2 tbsp tamari/braggs/soy sauce
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp rosemary
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp savory
1/4 tsp coriander
1/4 cup water mixed with 2 tbs flour
A day later and I'm still feeling the afterglow from this meal! Thanks to my friends who fed and entertained me and my business for allowing me fun, adventure and funds for travel! Now go out and have your own adventure!