Friday, May 27, 2011

sweet summertime

in an attempt to fall in love w. the university i am currently at, i decided to do some thesis reading at the little pond [?] on campus. this is one of the pictures from that day. i'm not a huge fan of flowers. i don't know what that means, but i just don't care about them. yes, they can be pretty, but i like them in their natural habitat and prefer they do not get cut for my temporary satisfaction. however, i've always, always loved lilies of the valley. they are beautiful little bells and they smell divine. i picked these while walking the dog w. my mom.

i went to lunch w. my friend dennis the other day. we went to the house cafe. it is surely a gem. this place has a vegan bakery in its basement and it serves up some incredible hummus && pita chips. i had the salsa avocado wrap w/o cheese. it was delicious! this is just one half of it.

i've been eating a lot of salad b/c my mom & dad sent me home w. a grocery bag filled with lettuce. that lettuce and the radishes were from my dad's garden. i loved the way that the corn complemented the peppery taste of the radish. i saw a recipe for roasted radishes that i am dying to try. i'll let you know how that goes. how many times did i just say radish in this paragraph?!

this coconut bar was leftover in the fridge for a verrrry long time. i decided it was time to get rid of it. i ate the first one a while back and i was not impressed. it tasted like candle wax. but this one...this was fabulous!! i would attribute that to the almond extract or flavoring. it was so great. i wish i had more.

i went out in the city for my friend's birthday yesterday. we ate at this restaurant called carnivale. it was awesome. it was HUGE with mexican inspired decor. i had the vegetarian dish w/o cheese and cooked in oil instead of butter. it was so delicious. it had roasted squash w. maitake mushrooms, and asparagus, green beans, and onion surrounding it. oh. my. gosh. so great! their guac was just the way i like it too--a bit spicy, sort of chunky, and hints of cilantro. i wish i took pictures, but it was dark and not conducive to picture taking.


The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Our Lillies of the Valley haven't bloomed yet! How odd. Glad you're eating well. The wrap is totally my style.

foodfeud said...

I love Lillies of the grandmother grew them in her yard and they remind me of her.
The corn/radish combo sounds so great!

Carissa said...

I love good smelling flowers the best! And as usual, I am so impressed by your eating habits while in college. Get it girl!