Saturday, August 05, 2006

Sesame Green Beans and Lunch at Veggie Planet

Today I went to went to a cool veg restaurant I had been wanting to try called Veggie Planet in Harvard Square. Somehow I found a vegan group at meetup.com and decided to give it a go. Unfortunately, there were a only a few people, but it made for interesting conversation and I had a tasty lunch.

My lunch was of double header (two pizza slices). One was Vegan Peanut Curry: coconut rice (on or off pizza dough) topped with tofu, broccoli, and Thai red peanut curry sauce. The other was Vegan Oddlot: fresh tomatoes, spinach, basil tofu ricotta, Calamata olives,and fried garlic.

Tonight, I went to a concert at the Tweeter Center. It was Poison! Yup, back to high school and middle school, I guess. The highlight of everyone's night was probably "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". Though the crowd went wild when they played, "Your Mama Don't Dance" and "Nothin' But a Good Time."

Before the show I wasn't hungry because of lunch. When I got home, I was starving. I had some green beans that needed to be used up, so I made Sesame Green Beans from The Healthiest Diet in the World. The are steamed and mixed with sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds, and lemon juice. Also on the plate are two (well one and a half) steamed buns. You know I had to eat half, so you could see the filling! I believe the recipe was from Veggie Life. I made them awhile back and froze some. It seemed like a good match so I warmed two up. The filling is shitake mushrooms, scallions, cilantro, tofu and an array of spices that I can't remember!

Oh---Vegan Cookie Monsters... Harmonia set up a trading area on VegginOut. Many of you are already members, so that should be an easy may to organize the cookie swap. Though there is probably no need to say this as you are all pretty smart people, but just in case: Don't post your address on the board. We can exchange addresses via email or personal messages at vegginout. If you don't really "know" the person you are exchanging with you two can always use your work address. Also, if any guys want to get involved...drop me an email. Vegginout is just for the ladies and that is the only caveat with the choice to organize the trading there.

4 comments:

zenpawn said...

Glad to see you are enjoying and using my book recommendation of The Healthiest Diet In The World.

Vivacious Vegan said...

The Healthiest Diet in the World - sounds like a very interesting read. I'll definitely check it out. So excited about the cookie swap! I'm heading over to Veggin Out right now.

KleoPatra said...

Wow, cool weekend, Jody! Glad things worked out nicely with the good eats and it sounds like more good times with the exchange of fun treats...

I would totally go see/hear Poison. I love their faster tunes... i always thought Bret Michaels was way hot too...

vegancookiemonster said...

YES!!! Poison!!! I should have gone to this, haha!