Sunday, September 02, 2012
Something this vacation has shown me is that this change is real and it's a lifestyle change. So often in the past, when I was on a "diet", going on vacation would be the time to indulge and let go. But not this time. This time, my parents and I are sticking to our lifestyle change. but we're having fun while we do it. Instead of stuffing ourselves with greasy food, we went out to a vegetarian restaurant, ate healthy food, and didn't stuff ourselves. Today we went on an hour bike ride on a path by the river and it was a blast!
The vegetarian restaurant, by the way, was amazing! It was the first one we've ever been to, but it was great. The dishes are served "family style". We ordered the Shepherd's Pie and Smoky Nachos. The shepherds pie was delicious. It was definitely the most flavorful shepherd's pie I've ever had! It was full of vegetables and mushrooms with quinoa replacing the meat. It was awesome and that's saying a lot because I don't like quinoa. As good as the shepherd's Pie was, however, the Smoky Nachos were even more amazing! Wow! They had EVERYTHING on them, including raspberries and blueberries LOL. The did have real cheese on them, so they weren't vegan, but they were vegetarian. The plate was HUGE and the three of us couldn't even finish it. Both dishes came with edible flowers, which had a very unique almost spicy flavor. I loved them! Anyone who thinks that vegan or vegetarian food can't be delicious needs to go to this restaurant!! The restaurant itself was...umm...interesting LOL. Very very hippie/hipster/new age. Which I suppose often goes with the vegan/vegetarian culture. All in all, it was a good experience.