Sunday, August 28, 2016

Cafe Amalia

Like a lot of establishments this time of year, Meson Amalia had been closed for several weeks for vacation. Finally reopened last week and our lunch there yesterday was wonderful as ever. I ordered a half a carafe of Sangria for myself, which somehow was interpreted as a full carafe. Oh well, gotta stay hydrated...
had to do the Gazpacho...
fresh Bread...
my Ensalada Catalana...
afterwards, we admired a gorgeous tree next to the restaurant...
below are a couple pics from diving on Friday. Banded Butterfly Fish...
and a Flamingo Tongue Snail on some Fan Coral...
I am hoping the upcoming three day weekend will provide new blog fodder. Bye for now.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Love Livin

I havent mentioned Love Livin in a long time, so here are some nutritious meals I recently enjoyed from them...
Kale, Eggplant (they know how to make it not taste like Eggplant so it is good), 'chicken' in Tomato Sauce and Quinoa...
BBQ Tofu, Bulgur, Broccoli and Curried Cauliflower...
their Pumpkin Fritters are $1/per and make a great breakfast with Field Roast Sausages...
tried this Coconut Creme Filled Dark Chocolate Bar this week...
not as great as I was hoping. Probably wont get again...
some new-to-me vegan Mayo for sale at Fruit Bowl. If it is still around when I run out of my current supply of vegan Mayo, I will try it...
also spotted at Fruit Bowl: Raw Cocoa. Dont know what one would do with it...
Lizard eggs! A repairman took apart the downstairs air conditioning unit to try to figure out why it wasnt working. These werent the culprit, but they were found inside. I put them outside in hopes they will hatch. Lots more to come. Bye for now.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Hummus Themed Post

My Hummus and Chips at Kokopelli Cafe yesterday. Best Hummus I have had on the Island. Lots of Lemon Juice...
also got a feta-less Greek Salad, it was not as great as the Hummus...
Doesnt look or feel like a Caribbean restaurant when inside...
another great Hummus Appetizer was enjoyed at Fresh Bistro. A satisfying meal in itself...
yet more ways to do it at Cruzan Beach Club (feta went home to the chicks)...
was sadly not a fan of this 'Hummus Among Us' Sandwich from Frenchtown Deli...
nor was I a fan of the Hummus Sandwich at Pita Express (too messy and too much Tahini, although they do know how to make a great Greek Salad)...
below is a Salad with Hummus, Baba Ghanoush and Muhammara from Dorene's Garden of Eating..
the Chickens loved the Tzatziki Sauce that came with it...
went diving on Friday afternoon and saw a cute little crab...
and a baby fish...and a few other things...
and below is 'Calvin'. Thinks he lives here so, as not to confuse him, I will sign the adoption papers this week...
Lots more to come. Bye for now.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Sunday Spoils

The Mr. returned today after three weeks in Virginia and with him came lots of Chocolates. We had parted on a sour note, so this sweetened the reunion...
he also gifted me a bottle of Salad Dressing from the flight. I will have to toss some micro greens with this...
not only that, a friend of his in Virginia sent me down this cookbook! Very unexpected!
In other news, I began fostering this little guy four days ago. He is five months old with a broken leg and in need of constant stimulation. Yesterday, I was sitting on the sofa with one of those fancy toothpicks in my mouth that have the colored celophane on the end (yup, life is good). This fella came right up to my face and pulled the toothpick straight out of my mouth. I believe that clever move was the deal sealer that will result in an offical name and adoption.
and finally, a delicious meal on the agenda for tonight: three big Artichokes off the Salad bar at Fruit Bowl...
Lots more to come. Bye for now.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Rained In

Must have gotten about ten inches of rain today, so I didnt go out. Breakfast was an Ezekiel Cinnamon Raisin English Muffin with Tofutti Cream Cheese...
tapped the freezer again for lunch...
the Verisoy Chicken Nuggets with Ranch Dressing was really great as well....
dinner took a turn for the worse...
my childhood memories of Spaghettios has not served me well as a vegan...
I havent had dessert yet, but it will probably be more Larry & Luna's Mocha Matcha. Wont buy it again, the cocoa nibs are too little and too hard for ice cream IMO, but the pint survived the trip down here well, so kudos for that.
Lots more to come. Bye for now.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Eating Non-Islandy Style

About five years ago or so, Quorn came out with these Burgers and as a promotion, sent coupons out to every vegan blogger....except me. Feeling scorned, I vowed to never buy their damn Burgers....
but I suppose living here has softened my heart as I recently shelled out the $7 for a package of their elitist Burgers. Cant say I have been missing much, but if they ever drop the price in half, I would buy them again...
another processed item I've tried are these Verisoy Shrimp...
these were very enjoyable. Fried them up in some EVOO and dipped in Ranch Dressing.  Wasnt gonna buy a bottle of Cocktail Sauce, the Ranch Dressing worked just fine. I highly recommend these if you happen to miss eating Shrimp (which I never did)...
also been consuming lots of Soup from the Natural Food Grocery and Deli. Split Pea...
and Curried Cauliflower...
avert your eyes now, Unknown, for here is a teeny little Hermit Crab I found this week. This is how they protect themselves, blocking their shell opening with their huge claw...
the little guy was very brave and tried pinching me as hard as he could with  his big claw, but I still loved it. I sort of regret putting it back on the ground. Should have tried to keep it as a pet...
the prior owners of our house left some potted plants on the deck, including an eight foot tall Cactus. This morning, there was a ginormous flower on it. Good thing I got a pic, cuz it is completely wilted now...
and below is Jasper telling me not to disturb his slumbering Momma. I didnt.
Lots more to come. Bye for now.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Slow Sunday

It has not been a very exciting week. Gladys' sister, Pauline, made me a Mango/Papaya bowl this morning, which was awesome, of course. Also had some Avocado Toast, but I have shown that enough on here....
lunch was the 'Passion Salad' at Sails. Also awesome. The server asked it I wanted any 'protein' and I replied only if they had Tofu. It is very unlike me to ask for something that isnt on the menu but it totally paid off. The server went back and asked the chef and in the background you can see they fried up some Tofu special just for me..
after eating some plants, I then went to look at some plants at Phantasea Botanical Gardens...
something from Mexico...
no clue...
no clue..
the resident White Pea Hen, Peeps, telling me to get a clue and then bidding me adieu...
below are my own hens, which I discovered this week make use of the water I put out on the railing for the tiny Bananaquits and not-so-tiny Thrashers...
they have their own water bowl, but I guess, like cats, they prefer finding other sources...
been craving Trader Joe's Salted Dark Chocolate Almonds lately, so I splurged on these Chocolove Almonds. At least the portion size is small enough that I wont be able to make myself sick like with the TJ's tub size...
lots more to come. Bye for now.