Thursday, November 08, 2007

Attack of the Sore Throat!

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.

Mmmm. Ahhhhh.
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.

12 comments:

megan said...

That soup looks good to me right now, even though it is only 6:30am. my throat has been bothering me for two weeks now. It keeps wanting to get worse but I think the large doses of EmergenC are holding it off. have fun in Seattle!

the pleasantly plump vegan said...

that bowl of soup looks like it could cure anything, really.

Ashasarala said...

Boo to sore throats. I just got sick for the SECOND time this fall and it's driving me nuts. Luckily my throat's let up, but I am so congested. I can hardly taste anything. It's driving me nuts because it's preventing me from making anything new.

::sigh:: That bowl of soup looks like just the thing I need...

Hope you feel better soon!

SaraJane said...

I hope you feel better and have a fantastic time in Seattle! There are so many great vegan places up there.

Rural Vegan said...

Feel better! I am prepared and have a quart of your "sick soup" in my freezer just waiting for a germ attack.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Feel better!!!

b36Kitchen said...

I hope your feeling better..I had a sore throat for the past week and it was noooo fun. I wish I had that soup to make me feel better.

VeggieGirl said...

I'm sorry that the Pho soup was a bit bland, and that the raspberry soft serve tasted more like vanilla with pink-coloring; but hey, it all still looks delicious! :0)

ahh PLEASE feel better soon - especially since you're off to Seattle!! get well, Jess!!

Michelle said...

I had the veggie live past at blossoming lotus last night! I think it's my new favorite thing there! But they were out of the pumpkin softserve, and that was a huge bummer. I haven't tried it yet!

love,
michelle

Veganista said...

Sorry about that sore throat, Jess--hope it didn't develop into a full-blown cold. If any soup could cure it, this one surely would--looks fantastic.

I'll look forward to the Seattle post!

Shananigans said...

Mmmmm...soup...

Hope you're feeling better!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Thanks for all the well wishes!!