November 8 – Day 313

National Cappuccino Day

In my later years, I’ve taken to ordering ‘lattes’ instead of ‘cappuccinos’, as I grew weary of snooty baristas explaining to me how it’s next to impossible to foam soy/almond/cashew/coconut milk.
Their struggle was too much for me to take.
So I just started ordering lattes so I wouldn’t have to listen to it.

(For the record, all it takes is a bit of focus and effort.)

But for National Cappuccino Day I went for it. At Turf. They make their own Walnut Milk. The French guy with the pony tail that works there not only didn’t faint on the spot, he even offered me a sample of the walnut milk before I committed as he feels like it is a very different flavour than other nut milks.

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I gotta be honest – it came out more like a latte than a cappuccino

November 6 – Day 311

National Nacho Day

Can’t have nachos without the cheese, so busted out the Vitamix blender and made some crazy ass vegan cheese sauce – recipe as featured on Oh She Glows

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Simply gorgeous

My nacho cheese came out a lot more like this:

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Not even orange.

But delicious nevertheless. I had some of my home made chilli sitting around, begging to be splayed over some tortilla chips

Added my misbegotten cheese sauce and some guacamole and I had myself a fine National Nacho Day!

 

November 5 – Day 310

National Donut Day

L. O. L

Jokes on you, National Holiday Calendar: EVERYDAY is National Donut Day!

Hell, it was National Donut Day on June 2nd as well

I kid you not

But I don’t care

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I relish the opportunity to eat a donut and make a blog post about it

Went to good ol’ faithful dog friendly Cartems and sampled their vegan fare. This was their monthly feature “The Main”

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November 1 – Day 306

National Vegan Day!

Shut Up!

Why be vegan?

It’s good for you

It’s good for the environment

It’s good for animals

It’s delicious

Beyonce is!

Some of my favourite Vegan feeding grounds in Vancouver are:

  • Turf  – ultra chic hipster deli (?) You order from the counter, you can get kombucha or walnut milk lattes and everything is vegan unless you ask for bison added to shit which is super weird .. they also sell fancy blankets and yoga mat sprays etc

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  • The Arbor – the artichoke sandwich (photo stolen from my friend Aimee’s Insta)

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  • Uma Luma – vegan ice cream
  • Vegan Supply – that’s where I got this

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  • Heirloom – swanky vegetarian restaurant with swinging cocktails
  • The Only Cafe – outrageously good cashew milk and then little delicious vegan cheesecake PLUS dog friendly !

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  • Virtuous Pie- how many “Stranger Wings” pizzas did I eat this year???
  • Eternal Abundance

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  • Say Hello Sweets – vegan ice cream truck – toasted marshmallow is a personal fave
  • Cartems donuts!

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Going vegan in Vancouver was easy as (virtuous) pie!

 

 

October 29 – Day 303

National Oatmeal Day !!!

Oatmeal is the earliest cereal cultivated by man
Beta-Glucan is a fibre within this stuff that literally lowers cholesterol
That same fibre also lowers blood sugar levels

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So good for you, but only good tasting once you douse it in brown sugar or maple syrup

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Sin

October 22 – Day 296

National Nut Day 

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Although the peanut is a bean not a nut, I’ll shout it out today and acknowledge National Peanut Day wasn’t too long ago… nor was National Trail Mix Day...

We’ve had National Pecan Day,  National Chocolate Almond Day, National Pistachio Day and National Walnut Day.

We’ve had so many National Peanut butter this or that days too count.

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Needless to say, I’m nuts for nuts. Thank god I don’t have an allergy of any sort. I love my PB, my Nutella, my pecan pie, my cashew milk, my almond milk, my coconut anything.

So a great big Hip Hip Hooray to these guys and all they do

October 17 – Day 291

National Pasta Day

Scored me some … hmm… lemme see….

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Rigatoni

Yeah, that’s it. Scored some of that at the fancy boutique-y grocery-ette type store on Broadway IMG_5384.JPG

Pretty much just boiled it up, like you would, and doused it in the plainest tomato sauce known to man.

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October 14 – Day 288

National Dessert Day 

The sweetest day of the year HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHA!

It seemed like such an ‘obscure’ holiday to the fine folk at CNBC, that it prompted some further investigation on all these ‘strange’ national holidays

I’m over here like bitch don’t get me started

Anyway, I had a donut, as usual

It was ‘meh’ because it wasn’t chocolate

October 11 – Day 285

National Sausage Pizza Day

Sausage is seriously the grossest meat thing I can think of

Luckily Virtuous Pie makes a Vegan Sausage Pizza so I was able to celebrate this national holiday without this stuff entering my body!

Here is what animal friendly sausage looks like … with vegan lime chèvre

October 9 – Day 283

National Beer and Pizza Day 

Beer and pizza- a match made in heaven

A food combination so good, I feel any words I choose will do their relationship no justice

T’was Virtuous Pie and Stella Artois, united as one in my belly, not just for a day, but for eternity