Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sick Days Sustenance

Watching it sorta snow and rain inside of Sweetpea Bakery...

I voluntarily fell victim to the cold bug my friends have been passing around and snotted my way through the past few days, mostly gloriously lying on my couch and watching DVDs.  I 
took off of work, drank tea and did a minimal amount of cooking.

I had my fix of tea and fresh vegetables and beans at Sweetpea yesterday afternoon, on a break with Evan from Bjorked Off! from my lazy, snotty homestay.  Sweetpea is now serving Porland-based looseleaf Townshend Tea, and I had the pleasant Strawberry Sencha.  

Happy Bowl

Foodwise,  after reading with my tea for a while I opted for one of their newish savoury offerings, the Happy Bowl.  You can't go wrong with a bowl of well cooked grains - in this case brown rice, wholesome beans, fresh kale and housemade sauce.  I went with the recommended half BBQ and half aioli.  I go for similar very vegan arrangements at the Whole Bowl, Chaos Cafe and Blossoming Lotus (Incan bowl with half of each sauce, plus tempeh) and the beans and sauce helpings in this bowl are commendable.  Next time I'll try just the tangy BBQ sauce.  There's nooch on the coffee fixings table and you can ask for your choice of hot sauce.

Dessert, which I honestly nibbled on with my tea before lunch.  

Sugar Cookie. Appropriately pink and sweet.  Photo by Evan, smudge likely by me.

Me and my sick germs even got together to make some cookies this weekend - 

Hazelnut Linzertort testers 
from Isa and Terry's upcoming Vegan Cookie Book.

Some are filled with my favorite, local black raspberry jam, and the rest are with Trader Joe's Reduced Sugar Strawbery Preserves
 I fed some to a non-sick friend and I hear she's still alive.....

19 comments:

shelby said...

I am so jealous of your eats! Love the cookies =)

VeggieGirl said...

Gorgeous cookies!!

DJ Karma said...

I just got over mine- feel better! Cookies and tea should help :)

Vegan On Stage said...

god im sick too!!!

i feel like its a world wide plague!!!

Chris said...

That Happy Bowl is making me ecstatic just looking at it! A great sauce can really bring together a bowl of ordinary ingredients like rice and kale - glad it was delicious :)

veggievixen said...

ahhh cookies. stop teasing me.

The Voracious Vegan said...

I'm sure you hear this all the time but, wow, are you lucky to live in Portland. My husband and I are always day dreaming about moving there.

That Happy Bowl is stunning! Mmmm!

Hope you feel better soon.

DJ said...

Get well soon - tea will definitely help chase away what ails you!

panda with cookie said...

Those cookies look lovely

Tami (Vegan Appetite) said...

Why can't every place have happy bowls? I love the 2 sauce idea.

Beautiful cookies all around.

Hope you feel better fast.

Erica said...

I hope you feel better in time for Tubesday!

Melody Polakow said...

your so lucky to have so many great vegan eateries around. I am seriously thinking of moving to Portland in a couple of years..

Bianca said...

Hope you're feeling better. I haven't come down with anything in awhile (knock on wood), but it's always a great time to pamper yourself and get your friends to do stuff for you.

That bowl looks mighty tasty, especially with vegan aioli!

Chelsea said...

I am so jealous of you East-siders! I don't go to Sweetpea near enough :(

Get well soon!

VeganCraftastic said...

I love the heart cookie!

coulditbeseitan said...

aw hope you're feeling better! for some reason i always end up making cookies when i'm sick too.

theveganfoodie said...

The Cookies look awesome!

kimmykokonut said...

This cold going around is vicious! I had the flu 2 wks ago and just this past weekend a whole different slew of symptoms came my way to make me sick again! You are not alone. I think the whole city is sick.

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