(Vegetarian Food Photo) Housekeeping!

Did anyone else laugh hysterically at that “housekeeping” scene in Tommy Boy?

[Richard knocks on the door impersonating the maid while Tommy tries to sleep]
Richard Hayden: Housekeeping. You want mint for pillow?
Tommy: Please go away let me sleep, *for the love of God.*

The rest of the joke is not appropriate for this blog. But you can find it on IMDB.

I am doing some photo housekeeping, so I’m going to share a whole mess of meals that I’ve eaten and wanted to share, but haven’t found the right post yet.

First up is a vegetarian┬árice bowl from The Pump Energy Food. It was a base of rice, topped with tofu, sauteed mushrooms, sauteed summer squash, cheddar, and sweet potatoes. It was great! Very filling. Pump is right by my office so this should be a regular in my lunch rotation (it’s not, but only because I bring my lunch most days and Subway’s $5 foot-longs are my other go-to lunch option).

The next few dishes are all from Peacefood Cafe on the upper west side. Bobby and I have been here a few times and we always enjoy it. This time (gosh, I think it was over a month ago) was for a late lunch (almost dinnertime).

I got the roasted vegetable dish. You get to pick 4 veggies, so I got kabocha (duh), cauliflower, summer squash, and Brussels sprouts. I spray it with Bragg’s liquid aminos. Peacefood is generous with their oil for roasting, but it makes the dish even better. Topped with sprouts.

Bobby got a kabocha sandwich with jicama sticks on the side.

And we shared this vegan potato salad.

All lip-smackingly palatable. I want to go back again soon to both Peacefood and Pump!

My week is absolutely insane, so don’t expect anything very contemplative or thought-provoking from me over the next few days. My musings ebb and flow, and it’s definitely an ebbing week ­čÖé

Are you always inspired, or do you have to wait for the right moment to say/write/do something that you think is meaningful?

New York Yummy Vegan Food

Remember that friend I hung out with last week? We met up on Friday night at a cafe kind of near my apartment: Good Health Cafe (menu here). The place is mostly macrobiotic. It does offer chicken and fish, but it’s all sustainable/free-range/organic etc.. Definitely my kind of place! And they even deliver.

Gaby and I both got the same thing: stuffed cabbage rolls with steamed veggies and a sweet potato mash.

So that was Friday night dinner. Friday lunch was just as good! My good friend (and bridesmaid) took me out for my birthday to another favorite: Peacefood Cafe (vegan, mostly raw). Peacefood is on the upper west side. I went for the Asian Greens salad (I had never gotten a salad here before).

It had a bunch of different veggies, sprouts, carrots, tomatoes, jicama (love), peanuts, and it was topped with the most amazing tempeh. I usually dislike tempeh but this was fabulous. I ate it ALL. The dressing (peanutty sesame garlicky goodness) was to die for. I want it again.

My other Peacefood post (I have been here again but I guess I didn’t post about it):

What you don’t see is my meal from Saturday brunch, which was also from Good Health. I am the type of person to go to a restaurant over and over again if it is good. Which Good Health is. I love it when I find a place that I know I can order just about anything and be happy. Souen and Good Health are now at the top of my list.

What is your favorite restaurant dish?

I always have to try papaya salad if it’s on the menu.

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