When I'm sick, if I'm hungry, it's usually for spicy, greasy chinese food - something I can taste and crave. Yesterday afternoon, I started suffering from a sore throat. Fast forward a few hours and magazine stuffing party at Herbivore (the new issue is so cool) later, I could only sleep after taking some cough medicine that I'm pretty sure expired last year...but that's besides the point.
The point is, today my appetite wasn't in regular swing, but I wanted a soothing soup - and I wasn't up for making it.. I was too pooped to make lunch for today last night, and I couldn't make it across town on my lunch break for what I truly wanted - the hot and sour soup at Bay Leaf. I didn't really want to spend much money since I'm last-minute money-crunching, so I walked to Blossoming Lotus with my free gift card from the Vegan Holiday Fest in hand, and opted for the Pho, which Webly had recently talked about in high regards when she was under the weather.
Not only was this photo taken in a rush, but I attempted to eat some of this super hot pho too quickly as it was. I have an hour lunch break, it took me 7-10 minutes-ish to walk there from my office, I waited 10 minutes for a table, and then 25 for food...you get the picture. Regardless, although it was a bit bland since I didn't have time to let the jalapenos kick into the broth, the broth and bits I did eat were enjoyable. I look forward to the rest tonight - and not cooking.
NW Veg members receive a complimentary 1 ounce soy soft serve or sometimes raw fudge from Blossoming Lotus - and today I got raspberry (which was honestly more like pink vanilla).
It was still GREAT, and soothing, and I'd like to credit this goodness that I ate on my walk back to the office with helping my throat.
Alright, I'm off to pack for Seattle. I'm going to aim for a quick VeganMoFo daily post tomorrow, but if not, have a lovely weekend.