While we were in the city for the weekend for the fest, we made a trip to Soy Cafe. We have seen it before but for some reason have never stopped. It is a vegetarian and vegan coffeeshop with a ton of food options. A huge list of smoothies. Elinor got PB & J smoothie and Dave got a Jolly Rancher one. I can't say no to a bagel so I went with a bagel-wich with vegan sausage, tomato, soy cheese and maple mustard. It was delicious.
Dave got a veggie cheesesteak wrap. I liked it but I liked mine better. They also have an assortment of treats at the counter like vegan donuts! We didn't try any this time but I hope we go back soon.
We also went to MiLah. We used to come here every time we would visit Philly. Especially for their weekend brunch menu. I was so disappointed this time. The service wasn't that good. We were eating with a friend with allergies. When she notified the server of what she was allergic to and asked for suggestions on what would be safe he said well I think you can have this and this and this. She asked if he was sure because it was pretty important. He finally went to the back to ask the cooks. He came back and said the lady who cooks everything wasn't in and the guys in the back didn't know but again he is pretty sure she can have the tofu scramble. She ended up just getting some basic sides to be safe. It was super awkward and he seemed annoyed by it which made it an unpleasant dining experience for all of us. Anyway, Elinor and I had hashbrowns and pumpkin pancakes with veggie bacon.
On top of being so busy, we had friends staying with us from all over the world. One from Belgium, one from Japan and 2 from California. I tried to make everyone breakfast one morning with Elinor's help. She ended up dumping so much extra salt into the pancake batter that I had to start a new batch. I also made tofu scramble. We usually follow a long recipe to make tofu scramble. While staying with friends a few weeks ago our friend made the best scramble I've ever had and it was so simple to make. Tofu, kale, asparagus, tomatoes, tons of nutritional yeast and black salt. I also made smoked sea salt kissed maple donuts. These are some of my favorite donuts to make. I got the recipe from one of my favorite vegan blogs (peas and thank you) that sadly isn't around anymore.
Apples and oranges beauty sipper from 365 Vegan Smoothies. Elinor drank all of hers and most of mine. That kid loves smoothies.
Dave wasn't home for dinner so I made a babysitter diner. Earth Balance mac n cheese with peas. I can't get enough of this mac n cheese. It's so good.