Just catching up on some traveling eats and family visits!
If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been away for a bit! I have been traveling for some work, so that I can get some extra money and sadly, I haven’t had time to seriously blog. One interesting thing that I’ve been experiencing more and more is eating vegan around the country, when you don’t have a kitchen and are at the mercy of restaurants to essentially “survive”. Because of this, I’ve found some restaurants that I wouldn’t have necessarily looked for before, and have found vegan options at establishments that were surprising.
When I was in Las Vegas, I used my handy-dandy Happy Cow App to locate some vegan goodies, and was not let down by Pura Vida Bakery & Bystro, a wholly vegan restaurant just north of the strip. I went there for breakfast both days that I was in town, and was not let down either time. Chef Mayra was so kind, and genuinely interested in how much I enjoyed the food and making sure everything was great. The restaurant itself is totally unassuming, in the industrial/strip clubby part of town it’s a diamond in the rough. It’s cute interior was comforting in the was that it reminded me of a family kitchen, and the servers were very nice as well.
The first morning my boyfriend and I got the Latin-tude burritos, which had all sorts of fillings and had a side of flaxseed tortilla chips and fresh bean salsa served with it. It was extremely filling and we saved our other halves to eat throughout the day, who am I kidding, I ate both of the other halves! The second morning I wanted something sweet and ordered the Dark Choco-Waffle, it was super decadent and totally worth the sugar coma afterward. I had it topped with some banana to fool myself into thinking it was healthier, ;). I highly recommend going there and I’d definitely go back if I was in Vegas.
After Vegas, I headed to Bullhead City, AZ. to visit my grandmother and make her dinner. She had a lot of veggies leftover from Thanksgiving dishes, so with the addition of bean sprouts, water chestnuts and orange stir fry sauce; I pulled together a delicious stir fry that both her and my aunt enjoyed. I was offered a position as a live-in personal chef, but I had to turn it down. 😉
Now, I’m back home and finally got a haircut (which I love!) and it just so happens that Loving Hut is down the street from my salon, so of course I had to go and get my soup on! I got the King Noodle soup for the first time, and as usual, it was totally yummy and satisfying. There’s a bit of catching up on what I’ve been eating/doing the past week or so, can’t wait to post some holiday recipes for you all!