Yo, here's what I've been nibbling lately outside of my own kitchen..
BBQ Tofu plate from the wonderful Bye & Bye. With collards, black eyed peas and bread. I love reasons to go there! It's my favorite item to order, even if the amount of tofu varies with every visit. The sauce is excellent and spicy as heck.
Sweetpea Brunch - seitan sausage, kale, tofu scramble and a hash brown. From a couple weeks ago.
And starting with dessert - dinner at Nutshell. Please note that I know the owners of this restaurant also own a restaurant that has foie gras available, though not on the menu, apparently. I have read that the new head chef at Nutshell is an ethical vegan, and the restaurant is entirely vegan, and I think their caliber and presentation of food raises the bar of vegan culinary concoctions in our city, and for that I support them.
I ordered the Chocolate Maple tart. If it came in truffle form, it'd be perfect. So rich!
My dining companion ordered the Fresh blackberries with coconut custard and phyllo cookies. The coconut part was very agar meets coconut.
My entree - Fried quinoa & polenta with tandoor roasted summer squash, quinoa greens & an excellent Romesco sauce
The kitchen, with their blackboard mentioning their VegNews Best Veg Restaurant Nomination.
And something actually from my kitchen, albeit not photographed that well -
Lemon Pepper Baked Tofu. A PPK Brunch book test recipe.
And moving outside the kitchen again, I went to a really fun BBQ and ice cream social last weekend and met a lot of new folks. It was hosted by Chelsea, the Flavor Vegan, another vegan blogger in Portland and my neighbor.
She made her special homemade veggie burgers and homemade cookies and cream ice cream. I didn't get a shot, but I brought white white sangria.
My BBQ plate..
Coming soon... more! stuff!