Veganlicious Day

Yesterday my mom and I had what I’ll call a “Veganlicious Day.”  It started with my acupuncture session.  Let me just say that acupuncture is helping me to remove a great deal of stuck, stagnant energy that’s in my body.  I know because I start shaking like crazy as soon as those needles are in me.  My acupuncturist says that it’s very rare to see someone moving energy that rapidly, but it’s definitely a great sign.  Even though my headaches aren’t gone, I’m excited that I’m finally making some sort of progress on that front!  No wonder I’ve been in so much pain.

After acupuncture, my mom and I headed to Great Sage, an amazing all vegan restaurant located in Maryland.  I blogged about going to brunch there a few weeks ago and every time I’ve been, the food’s been absolutely amazing.

I started with a refreshing cucumber celery green drink.

Then for my main course I had the pumpkin enchiladas over quinoa, which happened to be gluten-free as well.  They tasted out of this world.  Definitely a recipe I want to try to replicate, though I’m sure it won’t turn out half as good!

And even though I had more than enough to eat with these, I couldn’t resist ordering dessert, and I settled on a gluten free cherry chocolate cheesecake.  So delicious!

Who was it that said that vegans don’t eat well and we only eat grass?  😉

After lunch, my mom and I decided to head to the eco-friendly store next door, Nest, and I got this adorable pottery mug for my chai tea, as well as these cute little bags that I can carry snacks around in.

Then we headed to Roots, an organic market that’s right next to Great Sage.  It was there that we came across the owner of Zendulgence, Asher Radkowsky, offering free samples of his Hemp Gelato.  My eyes literally popped when I tried the flavors – chocolate raspberry, chocolate hazelnut, and chocolate.  So super delicious and the best part is that the ingredients are pure and the base is Hemp Milk, one of my favorites!  Zendulgence has been written about in the Washington Post, and I really hope that the flavors are available in more stores soon!

The chocolate hazelnut flavor is so amazing that it was sold out, so I settled on the chocolate raspberry flavor instead.

I couldn’t leave Roots without purchasing one of my favorite drinks, coconut water, and it was the perfect way to end the afternoon before heading home.  I swear, every kid in America should be carrying around cartons of coconut water instead of sodas, juice, and milk!

What have you been up to this weekend?

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Happy Sunday!

Hey everyone!  Happy Sunday!  How’s your weekend been going?  This weekend it was very cool & rainy in the DC area.  I actually had to wear a light sweatshirt outside yesterday, which was odd considering the 100 degree temperatures that we’ve been having this summer!

Today’s been a great day, especially because I finally had the opportunity to go to brunch at Great Sage, an all vegan restaurant out in Maryland.  I was there back in October for a benefit dinner and the food was outstanding.  Today was no different.

I’m friends on Facebook with one of the staff members at Compassion Over Killing and when she posted that she and some of her co-workers were going to be going there and asked if anyone else wanted to join, I decided to go along and check it out!

My meal started with sweet potato carrot ginger soup.  It sounded too good to resist when I heard it being read off as one of the soups of the day.

My main meal was a gluten-free wrap with roasted veggies and a side of tempeh bacon.  The wrap looked much nicer when it arrived and this is already half eaten, but the picture I took with all the veggies inside didn’t show much 🙂

After brunch, I headed out to see Katy for a few hours.  It was nice to catch up, especially since I don’t see her everyday anymore (we both taught at the same school) and since she’s moving back to Ohio soon.  We decided to grab a salad at Sweetgreen, one of my favorite places to go in the DC area for an awesome healthy meal.  This was their awesome Chic-P vegan salad!

While I was out by Great Sage, I bought some coconut water at the organic market by the restaurant.  The funny this is that the first time I ever tasted coconut water I hated it, and then today when I was at Sweetgreen I was wishing that they sold it there so that I could have some with my meal!

Now I have to get ready for a coaching call with my health coach from IIN.  Enjoy your evenings!