Vegan High Tea

Recently I had the pleasure of attending Vegan High Tea at Indigo Foods in Vancouver. I got a great deal on Ethical Deal so it was super affordable (thanks to my friend for the great find!) and DELICIOUS! I’ve been eating about 90% raw food since returning from California this summer so it was nice to try some new things like a collard wrap (picture below) and lots of chocolate and coconut desserts : )

My friend and I accidentally purchased two coupons so we tried to find more people to come eat with us. Luckily my new vegan friend Allison was available. We are both studying in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at SFU and met in one of our classes this semester. I’m so grateful to have met her because 1) She is awesome and creative and I love it  and 2) I wanted to expand my network of vegans and it’s totally manifesting!

It was nice to sit and talk about thing but talk about everything at the same time. Mmmm!

Oh, and the place itself was really cool too! Kinda out of the way for me, but I hear they have an Opera Singer and Belly Dancer on the weekends! Fun!

My First Parfait!

t too long ago I was linked to this blog called “Sweetly Raw” by raw food chef Heather Pace. I subscribed to it and i’ve been totally amazed by all the raw parfaits she has been putting up. This morning I tried making my first raw vegan parfait (well actually my first parfait period). I took a peach and a banana and blended them with a splash of almond milk and a touch of water. This made a pudding which I layered into the bottom. Then I put in some pecans and sprinkled them with maple syrup. I added the rest of the peach pudding and then another layer of pecans + maple. The I cut a strawberry up and put it on top. I am eating it now and it is very delicious. Next time I think i’ll chop up the pecans first so they layer better. Also everything kind of smushed together and didn’t get that nice layered look. I think i’ll have to experiment more hehe. MMMMMM.

Chocolate Delight.

Recently I made an amazing discovery:

http://www.babycakesnyc.com/

I would love to go there someday! I’ll have to add it to my list of restaurants I want to visit before death. I the mean time though I discovered their cookbook! It was quick to arrive at my local library and I baked my second goodie from it today, Brownies! (the first was “johnnycakes” which turned out more like scones aha, that’s what happens when you substitute flours). They turned out quite well, a little sweeter and less dense/fudgy than I like (I was a big fan of the two-bite brownies in my pre-vegan days) but good nonetheless. Yum! Gluten-free, vegan, soy free… : D