On Saturday we went to The Palomino for brunch & Mike got the vegan pork tacos- seitan, potatoes and tofu scramble. They’re topped with a red sauce and Mike also gets a side of vegan ranch to drizzle on them. So delicious!
Speaking of eating out, we’re huge fans of Happy Cow and just recently created a profile there so we could review restaurants & post photos. It’s such a great resource!
I came home for lunch today to a real treat that Mike made for us! This delicious sandwich is toasted bread with ginger peanut chickpea patties, romaine and sweet lime cashew cream. So delicious! He used this recipe (yet another one I found on Pinterest), replacing the egg with Ener-G egg replacer. Next time we’re going to bake the patties to see how they turn out and will add some Sriracha to the cashew cream for a bit of a kick.
While searching for some fabric bunting on Etsy to hang from the Airstream’s awning, I came across these yoga & animal compassion prayer flags in this shop. I’ve been looking for something to put in one of the corners of our yoga/reading/exercise room & these were perfect!
On Wednesday we had our first day in over a month that was above freezing that didn’t come along with a below freezing wind chill. Better yet, the sun was out and there was barely any wind, making for a very welcome mild winter day. We took full advantage of it by bringing the girls to the state park to go for a walk. As you can see, that made them very happy!
Laurie of Mehitable Days sent us a great recipe on Pinterest, Cumin and Lime Roasted Sweet Potatoes (we left out the cilantro & oil). They smelled SO delicious when they were baking! Serious aromatherapy.
While this dish would be terrific on it’s own, we followed Laurie’s lead by copying her and eating it as a bowl with rice, black beans, avocado and Sriracha. It was all easy & fast to make and was a filling, delicious (and cheap!) meal.
Some of you may remember this sculpture from when we posted about it last year. The lake has been looking so cool with all the ice and snow that we couldn’t resist stopping again.
I haven’t been able to find the story behind this sculpture, but if I had to guess it would be that he signifies introverts. We live in our heads, a vivid world full of thoughts and contemplations. Another guess is that humans are made up of so many labels that society (and themselves) put on them. Maybe the alphabet man is sitting there thinking about breaking loose from those labels.
Maybe I’m far off the mark with both of those guesses. Either way, we really like this sculpture and think the placement of it is awesome.
We went out to eat in Milwaukee on Saturday for a belated Valentine’s Day meal and decided to stop at Anodyne Cafe to see if they had any Cedar Creek sandwiches available. Mike was very happy to hear that they had Muffaletta sandwiches- handmade sourdough rosemary focaccia bread filled with thinly sliced smoky oven roasted tofu, kalamata olives, green olives, roasted red peppers and sun-dried tomatoes. Since I’m not a fan of olives, we just got one.
We first heard about these sandwiches from Vegan Milwaukee and had the Hawaiian one already, which we loved. They also have Thai Tofu and Caprese sandwiches (each day they have one of the vegan flavors available, but only in a limited amount). We’ll definitely be stopping in there again the next time we’re in that area, so stay tuned for pictures of the other flavors!