Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vegan MoFo Day 22: Brooklyn or Bust!!

Hey everyone! Happy Saturday! It was so beautiful today and I'm so glad I got to enjoy the gorgeous weather! I woke up early and started off my day with an 8am training session. I don't normally train on Saturdays but I added on a bonus session this week because I've been feeling amazing and I thought a bonus session (4th session for the week, 3rd day in a row this time!) would really be a great way to start off my day. It felt amazing, nothing like a great session to get the blood pumping early in the morning.

After the gym I came home and had some coffee along with breakfast.

I had a slice of my Carrot Spice Oat Bread with the Peach Amande yogurt. Truth be told I wasn't a big fan of the peach flavor of this yogurt...didn't even finish the serving. So far, strawberry flavor is in, peach is out. It was still a great breakfast! The Oat bread stayed soft and the flavor is just so amazing. To be honest I may try to make it without white sugar next time. It has plenty of sweetness between the maple syrup, banana, carrots and raisins.

A few hours later I wanted a snack to hold me over so I decided to have a few 5 grain gluten free rosemary and garlic crackers with a half of an avocado. You better believe that avocado ended up on the crackers and it was really good and a super satisfying snack.

Then my friend and I headed over to the Williamsburg area of Brooklyn. We just hung out and walked around and had a really nice day together :) We found a small farmer's market but it was closing up so they didn't have much out. Oh well.

Sorry for the horrible pic. I ate about a third of this plate of tofu, broccoli, and eggplant with garlic sauce. I didn't take my own advice and it was just heavy and greasy. I also knew what was coming up so I didn't want to fill up on this.

And why would I waste my appetite on that when I can be eating THIS!!!! We detoured to Stogo in NYC and I am SO glad we did. My mission was pumpkin pie ice cream and I had my pumpkin pie ice cream. It. Was. Amazing. I got a small cup with half pumpkin pie and half chocolate chip cookie ice cream. It was so good and it made every minute of my workout this morning even more worth it. I don't treat myself to decadent desserts often but when I do I make sure it is worth it :)

I hope you all enjoyed your Saturday! I am going to rest up now because I am working a wedding tomorrow. Before I go I just wanted to remind you that if you haven't voted in my holiday baking bracket, please do so before midnight tomorrow! I'll post the results next week and we'll move on the the final vote for the four treats I'll bake this holiday season! 

Good night!


  1. Sounds like a good day!
    Killer ice-cream, too! I want someee

  2. Somehow we never made it to Stogo. Glad you had a fun day in the city.

  3. Ugh, I work like two blocks from Stogo and have not yet made it in. With flavors like that, I really need to find an excuse.

  4. Isobelle - It was definitely a nice day :) The ice cream was AMAZING.

    Jenny - Thanks! Next trip you should definitely go, it was SOOOO good!

    FF - Definitely try to get in within the next few week the try the Pumpkin Pie flavor. It is amazing and totally worth it. I would recommend trying a second flavor with it because it is very rich and has a strong flavor...and because sampling 2 flavors is waaay better than one :)

  5. Hooray for workouts! That's some good info on the yogurt; I tend to be really picky. I actually haven't had any since a few months ago when you saw the coconut milk yogurt. It's interesting how my taste preferences continue to change!

    You mentioned not taking your own advice, what were you considering instead of the tofu with veggies in garlic sauce?

  6. Cool idea on eating the fresh Avocado on crackers.

    I hope you rang FF's doorbell and ran away when you were in Brooklyn.

  7. Ingrid - The workout was amazing. I'm really picky about yogurt too, I find that a lot of the vegan ones have an aftertaste. I just meant that I usually will order steamed with sauce on the side. I kind of wish I would have ordered summer rolls and soup or something like that but you live and learn.

    Shen - It was really yummy although I suppose mashing it into a quick guac would have made life easier. Haha I totally should have done that, although I probably would have left some pumpkin ice cream on her doorstep if I did so she couldn't get TOO mad ;)

  8. The occasional decadent dessert helps keep our soul healthy, methinks. :) Plus, come on, pumpkin ice cream. That oat bread looks really nice and substantial, I'd be all over that. And I've only tried 2 flavors of the amande yogurt - coconut and some berry one (maybe strawberry?). They were really good though!