Thursday, April 24, 2008

Dance your cares away, Worry's for another day.

Ah, life in Portland. Eating local, shopping local, yet living it up.

Last night I picked up $4 worth of local maiitake mushrooms and $1 worth of radishes from the People's Coop farmer's market.
I'm not wild about radishes, but I eat them, for the love of all things Fraggle!

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On Saturday, Thomas and I joined my dear friend Hillary at the PSU farmer's market: basil!!, salad greens, portabella mushrooms, maiitakes, apples and a red pear.
I am very stoked to see fresh basil.

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I usually go to Fubonn for my Asian shopping fun, but this past weekend I had free time and wanted bubble tea at home, so I trekked out to Uwajimaya (one is in the works to open in inner pdx as well). The Hawaiin pineapple for 75 cents a pound was my favorite purchase. Deeeelicious.

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Dinner last night - my body was craving vegetables!
Roasted maiitakes with some earth balance, tamari and pepper and sliced & already baked Italian tofu, salad greens with roasted hazelnuts and sesame kale raab (based on VWAV sesame asaparagus).

Everything besides the condiments were locally grown in this meal.

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$4.99 plate special from Papa G's Vegan Organic Deli - 1 side dish with gravy and 1 entree.
In this case, I had mac & cheeze with peas and a biscuit with mushroom gravy since it was early in the day.
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And my favorite, most reliable tofu scramble in Portland - the Superhero from Junior's Cafe in SE. Their Vegan potatoes with tofu sauce also kick ass.

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FYI, I've added a Try Vegan Week banner on my site. If you're in the Portland area and want to try Temptation Vegan Ice Cream at the ice cream social fundraiser, be a mentor, learn more and attend a Vegan Prom with a Purple Rain theme & more - check it out!

Try Vegan Week!

21 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I CANNOT tell you how much more I want to come to Portland, EVERY time I read one of your posts (or one of the posts on the Stumptown Vegans blog) - I need to get there a.s.a.p.!!!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

hey veggiegirl, tell, tell!
or rather, come visit : )

Celine said...

FRAGGLES! as if I could love you any more than I already did...

thevintageveganpotter said...

I cannot wait until the farmer's markets have their great summer produce. Still slim pickins right now, but I know in a couple of weeks there will be a great bounty. Good thing is, they have a great colorful display of flowers for sale - that's always a plus. Your pics make me crave freshness!!

Vegyogini said...

I love Fraggle Rock and I want to go to the vegan prom!!!!

Sam said...

Down in Fraggle Rock (clap, clap) I used to LOVE that show! All your vegan food makes me jealous that we don't have great places like that here!

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Ooh, pretty maiitakes! I wish I was there for the Ice Cream Social!

VeganFabulous said...

Fraggle Rock had a great motto. I need to start remembering it when I am having a shitty day! Thank you jess!

ps. Papa G's biscuits and gravy look awesome!

sarchan said...

Funny. At work yesterday I was just thinking about the tapioca pearls I bought awhile ago and how I need to finally make some bubble tea. Those mushrooms look so good.

Happy Herbivore! said...

i used to loooove that show (okay so i still love it and wish there were reruns on tv!)

i want to get all dressed up for a vegan ball!! and those potatoes are calling for me!

julie hasson said...

Hey Jess! Next time you're running out to Uwajimaya, let me know and I'll come meet you. Group grocery shopping, how fun would that be?

Bianca said...

That's it. I'm moving to Portland...well, someday maybe. A girl can dream, huh? Portland must be like vegan heaven.

Urban Vegan said...

I live blocks from Chinatown, and although it's very easy to make bubble teas at home, it's just so much fun to get them there.

As always, I'm astounded by the array of colorful, healthy food you eat.

elizabet said...

Ohh Jess I can't believe you have to miss the Ice Cream Social!
(but Jessie the sheep is so worth it at Lighthouse!)

We will miss you!

Vegan_Noodle said...

So jealous about vegan prom ;-)

Oh and you so reminded me about how much I love Fraggle Rock! I must add it to my netflix queue

bazu said...

I want mushrooms! I want mushrooms now! Daiku and I are preparing to go hunting for them soon.

erica said...

A coworker of mine is going to do the vegan week, yay!

Bobbi said...

Those mushrooms are like beautiful sculptures!

herbivore said...

I have noticed a large number of vegan blogs come out of portland.. I so wish I was one of them. I live in wisconsin, and though we do have good local food, it tends to be very boring. Nothing more the roots and greens. It is very dull. I need to move to portland.

erica said...

I love the fraggles! A coworker of mine is going to do Vegan week, it's so exciting!

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