Monday, April 16, 2012

San Diego Part 2

My family wanted to go to an Italian place in Little Italy that looks SUPER vegan unfriendly and I had to pick up some stuff at Whole Foods. Why not pick up some food from their hot bar?

I always get curry or something similar. This time I chose channa masala, daal, saag, lemon rice and grabbed a yummy looking veggie samosa.

Inside shot!

Everything was nice and spicy, except for something that tasted weird and sweet, but I couldn't identify it since all the food got mixed up a little.

After eating in the car, we drove to La Jolla and I snapped a few pictures before my camera's battery died.

Pretty beach

Squirrel munchin' on a flower!

A few days later I went to Achiote with my mom and my brother.
There are two locations, one in San Ysidro and the other in Otay Ranch.

The first time I went there as a vegan with my family I got a little scared, but believe me, there is nothing to fear! These guys know which beans have lard and which ones are vegan/veggie friendly ; )
They served me some sad enchiladas filled with veggies with a side of frijolones.
This time was way way better!
The server suggested sopes : )

These tasty sopes were loaded with their frijolones (tasty, tasty beans), lettuce and tomato salsa.
They may sound a little boring, but they were seriously awesome and very filling.

I'm definitely coming back : )

Edited to add:

We went to Evolution again (because Pokez closed for Easter!) and I forgot to photograph everything except the dessert, raspberry almond cheescake! I'm certain the "cheesy" part had almond extract in it. Kinda like the raspberry lime rickey cheesecake from Vegan Pie in the Sky, but without the lime and with a nutty cookie-like crust.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

San Diego!

Hello again : )!
While in Tijuana, we decided to pay San Diego a few visits.
This one was the best!
I got to hang out with my boyfriend at the Natural History Museum in Balboa Park and we took lots of photos.

Duckies, chilling.

After the museum, we went to Evolution. Every time I go I want to try something different and always end up ordering the same thing...the bacon cheeseburger!
This burger has an Amy's pattie, pickles, lettuce, tomato, vegan mayo, ketchup, mustard, onions and some tempeh bacon slices.

JUST to accompany my lonely burger, I had to order a small side of buffalo chik'n tenders.

Hmm, spicy gardein tenders.

And finally for dessert, my boyfriend and I shared an apple berry crisp.
I'm not a big fan of shredded coconut, but the rest was delicious and made me forget about the coconutty bits.

Friday, April 13, 2012


Hi there!
I visited Tijuana a few days ago and these are some of the things I ate there (not in specific order).

The spicy looking sorbet from the picture above is a diablito -little devil, ha-. It's lime sorbet, chamoy (sweet, spicy, tangy, fruity sauce), chili powder and a tamarind chili stick. Damn it was good!
My boyfriend and I got it before crossing to the US, and while the border crossing may not be the better place to get food, I don't regret doing so, haha.

The day after I arrived (well, just a few hours later actually), my mom, brother and I went to some sort of gathering were the purpose was to wear something blue and let many balloons float away because April 2 is Autism Awareness Day!
They had ugly blue peeps and non vegan cupcakes : ( I didn't know we were allowed to bring our own blue treats, hehe.

A friend of mine, her boyfriend and their crew filmed a movie in Tijuana and I went to her hotel to see her. We walked and talked and had a raspado. Tasty, tasty raspado.
Raspados are made with shaved-ish ice, syrup and sometimes fruit.
This one has chamoy, lime juice, chili powder, pineapple bits, mango chunks, chaca-chaca AKA rielito (mexican hawthorne and tamarind chewy candy) and maybe something else.

I know many people are afraid of the idea of mixing fruit with chili. Well, you shouldn't be!! This was so refreshing and even though this does not count as a meal it was filling, too xD

En fin!
My family and I went to a restaurant called La Querencia that I do not like because it has stuffed animals freaking everywhere (stags, ducks, boars, etc.) and I think it's creepy!

I ate before leaving the house, but this dish caught my eye:
Beet carpaccio with mint dressing and bleu cheese (minus the cheese, obviously)
This was really nice. I don't like mint in food, but I decided to risk it and fortunately, the mint flavor wasn't very strong.

I ate it with some little tostadas the waiter brought with my beety dish and I made a little beet smiley face before finishing.

No, I'm not 5. I swear!