It feels like I've been traveling a lot lately. And when I'm not traveling, I've been going out with friends and celebrating my birthday ... and not spending a lot of time in my own kitchen.
The good news is that I've sampled a lot of great vegan food all over the place. Not all salads either!
Here's a sample.
From The Spot in Hermosa Beach, once Paul and Linda McCartney's favorite hangout:
This was black beans, tofu, collard greens and steamed veggies, all topped with the restaurant's signature savory sauce:
This was a roasted veggie pizza during a random dinner in Dayton, Ohio:
Here's the very best veggie burger I've ever tasted -- from the Northstar Cafe in Columbus, Ohio:
The spicy vegan burrito at Casa Nueva in Athens, Ohio. Nearly everything on the plate is from local organic farmers. (The crappy lighting doesn't really do this dish justice):
Casa is an old favorite hangout from my college days, so my friends and I returned for brunch the next day too. Here's the vegan breakfast scramble:
Vegan garlic breadsticks, plus spicy marinara dipping sauce, from Avalanche Pizza in Athens, Ohio:
The "I Was a Teenage Vegan Werewolf" pizza from Avalanche in Athens:
And finally, a truly awesome 3 a.m. red bean burrito from Burrito Buggy in Athens, another favorite from when I was in college:
I swear, I really do eat more than burritos and pizza, even though there's plenty of photographic evidence to the contrary ...