Part one, hopefully, with many more to come!
And a little quick recipe.
I met a friend in the city last week to hang out, catch up, check out some vegan restaurants, and the high lights go to Lula's Sweet Apothecary. And let me tell you so much fun!! I can't wait to do it again =] because there are so many places to check out.
Dinner was at Caravan of Dreams. This place has such a great atmosphere and the food, amazing, and my kind of food.
They have a selection of raw foods! How often to do places have that option? I guess I don't go to the city enough, because Jersey most definitely does not! We ordered the first two dishes that jumped out at us. A rosemary shiitake mushroom burger and raw live quesadilla (not listed on their online menu). The burger was great but the quesadilla was my favorite. We also got a raw coconut avocado soup. It was good, but coconut water is not one of my favorite things, so I liked the creamy aspect the avocado gave it, I just might use that in some recipes in the future. And we had a salad that was dressed with an interesting dressing. We thought it contained avocado, but it didn't still great though. The quesadilla had this brazil nut cheese in it, I am so trying to make that at some point for real.
Dessert! Ice cream baby!! Oh my gosh, heavenly! Lula's uses a cashew milk base for most of their ice creams.
I had peanut butter and jelly ice cream and chocolate chocolate chip. My ice cream maker is finally going to get some use for sure this summer. They have a soft serve version too, cake batter flavored. It legit tasted like raw cake batter.
What an awesome time!
Oh and we stopped at The Whole Earth Bakery and Kitchen and I picked up a peanut butter and jelly cookie. It tasted like shortening to me not peanut butter. Not really my favorite but perhaps their other stuff is really good.
My dehydrator is going to be getting a work out soon. Why? My garden is growing with some beets and kale! I really wanna make beet chips. Also carrot chips. And perhaps some more kale- oh a "cheese" version. Soon.
And now for a quick recipe. Carrot "scones" or drop biscuits. Not sure what I want to call them. I based the recipe off of my zucchini biscuits, just this time grated carrots.
Carrot Drop Biscuits
1 tablespoon flaxmeal
1 tablespoon water
1/2 cup grated carrot
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons or so water
1/2 teaspoon each flaxseeds and chia seeds (optional)
Preheat the oven ( I used my toaster oven) to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine the flaxmeal and water and let them "gel."
Mix the grated carrots with spices.
Add in the oil, flax egg, and seeds if using.
Mix in the flour and bp and salt.
Add in enough water to make a thick dough.
Drop in four equal parts on the baking sheet.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden browned.
I ate them with some apple butter and pumpkin falafel.