I consider myself an everythingtarian. By that I mean, I will eat everything. From beef to tofu to lamb testicles and everything in between.
I don’t see why everything has to be so black and white. Carnivore or vegetarian. Unhealthy or healthy. Paleo or non-paleo. I like to just eat and enjoy it, regardless of the label. I love a big bowl of pasta with meatballs, but a massaged kale salad with marinated tempeh sounds just as appealing to me.
So even though I posted about a soup with turkey sausage yesterday, today I’m posting about a vegan meal at my new favourite restaurant, Kindfood (Edit 09/28/14: Now called Lettuce Love Cafe). I first visited it with my friend Allyson before Christmas and fell in love with it, so I was really excited when Allyson and I made another lunch date there.
This time I got their daily special, the Chakra Salad, which came with quinoa, mixed greens, chickpeas, black beans, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, shredded carrots, shredded beets, and a citrus-based dressing. The picture is deceiving, but it was actually a huge portion and so filling!
I also got a World Peace Cookie to go from Kelly’s Bake Shoppe and ate it later in the afternoon. With oats, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chocolate chips, and dried cranberries, it reminded me of Super Charge Me Cookies from Eat, Drink, and Be Vegan, which are a favourite of mine. I loved all the different flavours and textures in this cookie!
Unfortunately that was the last time I’ll get to eat at Kindfood for a while, because I’m now back at school for my final semester. I actually only need one more course to graduate, so I’m searching for a part-time job to fill the rest of my time. Wish me luck!
How would you define your diet?
What are your favourite cookie mix-ins?