I´m loving life right now. Period :)
It´s the end of my exams, and an extended-holiday. Could it get any better?!
I started my Tuesday with the right foot:
Cottage Cheese, a sliced apple and cinnamon combo. In a container!
It was totally worth the close-up :)
I ate the rest of my Cinnamon granola bar between the two exams
But the real celebration started right after my last test. I met my grandmother for lunch at a cool vegan restaurant I´ve always wanted to visit: Vegan Vegan.
It was incredibly cozy inside. I was a bit shy about taking pictures from the restaurant´s tables while people were inside (and, believe me, this place was packed), but I succeded on taking a few shots ;)
Me and Grandma chose the Daily Dish – they had an optional one, as well. We could choose between two entrées: a miso soup with vegetables and an organic green salad, with soy mayo.
I chose the salad:
Excuse my dumb face, please.
This. was. good.
While Grandma had the soup:
She gave me a taste. Believe me when I say it was approved ;)
The service was great! Even though we had to wait for a bit until a table was free, the food came quickly and our waitress was extremely kind and patient. YAY :)
The main dish was pure bliss:
Chickpea Swiss Roll with Veggies and Almond Sauce, Pumpkin and Soy Cheese “Soufflé”, Organic Brown Rice with Gersal and Beet Carpaccio
WOW, right?! I was completely amazed. And it tasted as good as it looks ;)
Grandma liked it, too :)
They even served us two Ginger Shots (without alcohol, of course) each! T´was delicious, too:
Spicy… In a good way :)
Food was great, and we were having a great time chatting. So Grandma suggested us to order some dessert – everything was vegan in there! Unfortunetely, we received some bad news: they were only serving a small number of dessert options, which were extremely limited and non-appealing to me. Since we hadn´t ordered anything to drink during the meal (because of the unexpected Ginger Shot), we decided to ask for juices. They had the most creative ones!
My vitamin-packed dessert: a Passion Fruit and Ginger Juice!
Holy YUM. Can I get this recipe? ´Cause I was in juice heaven ;)
À votre santé!
I loved it. In fact, we both did! And we can´t wait to go back :)
Next meal up was dinner – at my friend´s birthday dinner! It was lovely there, and even though it was in a pizza place, they had a salad and antipasti buffet, which I took advantage of :)
Plate #1 was packed with things I was dying to try:
Seared Tuna, baby corn, ginger slices, aspargus, roasted pumpkin, steamed veggies, heart-of-palms slices, veggie quiche, garbanzo salad, curd, salmon salad and probably something else I can´t remember… Haha.
I couldn´t finish my plate, though… There were so many guests! I loved chatting with all of my friend´s friends. They were all too cute!
Then, a plate #2 was eaten at some point… But it was only a partly-filled plate, and it had mostly cherry tomatoes I had picked for a friend to eat. Besides, I had no time to finish it, as well. Oops.
But the party was definetely awesome. I made some good new friends, and I loved the fact that I was the oldest person invited. Having 12-year-old friends has its advantages :)
Me and Luisa slept over at Helena´s house (his grandfather´s… But still). We had a great time, but I took only a few minutes to fall asleep… I was exhausted!
We all woke up late the next morning. Breakfast was simple and easy – we were already thinking about lunch at the mall before watching a movie.
Mango slices – YUM.
After breakfast, we showered and went to the mall. We bought tickets to “Date Night”´s 4 pm session and started looking for a place to eat. They both wanted to eat at Outback Steakhouse – I didn´t really like the idea, in the first place. But I went with them to the restaurant´s reception table, and we discovered it was packed. We´d have to wait for at least an hour. Luisa and Helena were very sad to leave :/
We managed to find a nice place, though. It was a clean and cute restaurant called “Doce Delícia” (which means “Sweet Deliciousness”).
My plate came fast:
Green house salad with a heart-of-palms quiche. Absolutely delicious :)
With a side of Peach Iced Tea
Luisa with her half of Grilled Sirloin Cap and Piamontese Rice and Wood Sauce
Helena with the other half – they shared!
The movie was lovely. I know it has received some bad reviews, but I adore funny love stories :)
After the movie, then, it was ice cream time:
Ice Cream for them…
And Fro-Yo for me!
With pineapples, bananas and blueberries as toppings. Heaven!
I was so sad to say goodbye – we had an amazing time together! I loved getting to know Luisa better - she´s the sweetest!
When I got home, after hours of heavy traffic, I´ve had dinner (by 10:30 pm):
Steamed beet, carrot, chayote and zuchinni slices with a slice of cottage cheese and veggies quiche
Yeah, I know… I´m obsessed with quiches! I know!
Overall, I had a terrific 48 hours. I need to get some sleep, though! I´ll be traveling to Catalão/GO on Friday, and I´ll have to be at the airport by 6 am! I´m excited, but this is going to be a short night.
I´ll see you soon, lovely people! Thanks, yet again, for your comments. They make my day!