One of my favorite, least-cohesive type of updates.
Over the course of this past slammin’ weekend, I saw the Mayor at a brew pub, dined with friends at Taqueria Los Gorditos: The Restaurant, tried out a new karaoke spot, baked biscotti, finished The Comeback (delightful!), sipped a couple local microbrews on the engaging, Pretzel Necklace™ NW Portland Brewpub Crawl, baked more biscotti, baked even more biscotti, brunched at the new Blossoming Lotus, sold cookies at Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s Vegan Bake Sale for Haiti, and had a super fantastic meeting with my friend Janessa for a secret big project we’ll be announcing later in the month. !!! I also found a bit of time to feed my cats and do one mere load of laundry, score!
Brunch at BloLo: Florentine Scramble Plate with Maple Seitan Sausage.
Brunch at BloLo: Sweet Pancake
Brunch at BloLo: Grits and Greens
Over all, one of the best and classiest vegan brunch experiences I’ve ever had. Hands down the best in Portland so far.
The excitement never ends about Taqueria Los Gorditos. It’s in my hood!
Fajita Soy Curl Burrito at Taqueria Los Gorditos
Would you believe this is my first actual burrito from Gorditos? You should believe it, because it’s true. I hear they make their own soyrizo now. I’m on a Soy Curl kick, myself.
Biscotti: Savoury Italian with Sun-dried Tomato, Rosemary and Basil. Sprinkled with Coarse Sea Salt & Black Pepper.
Biscotti: Savoury Italian and Blueberry, Lemon & Basil
Blueberry, Lemon & Basil Biscotti
Rummy, Spiced Chocolate Chunk Biscotti
I have social anxiety over making pretty things for bake sales, so I went with something I knew, and that was meant to be over-baked!
Onto the Bake Sale!
Insane amount of donations, insane amount of love, insane amount of purchases! Isa’s idea was beautiful – last time I checked, the grand total for these nationwide, DIY vegan bake sales was over 32k! Portland topped 3k, alone!
For most of the day, there were 4 tables: $2, $3, $4, and COOKIE.
Some pretty scones and coconut cupcakes made their way to the cookie table.
Adorable Blackberry-Apple pie pops
Behind the scenes, what at one point was the drop-off table
Love – Leigh and Ann’s Spicy Haitan Creole Sauce. So good!
I had some over tempeh last night! Talk of this is all the rage on facebook.
Butterscotch Bundt !!
A brief moment the cookie table wasn’t jam-packed.