Friday I went for a little drive to Costco and thought I'd head over to the Red Pepper Deli in Northville. I've been wanting to check it out for a while and since I could combine it with a trip to a couple stores it didn't seem like an unnecessary drive. I first heard about the deli at VegFest last year. Oh my, I just checked VegMichigan's website and Rory Freedman of Skinny Bitch fame is going to be at this year's VegFest along with John Salley again!!! Ok, back to Red Pepper. I ordered the Veggie Roll, because I love collard wraps, a lot =)
It was zucchini, red pepper, cucumber, carrot, romaine, and cashew cheese rolled in a big collard leaf. It was great, the nut cheese was real yummy and had a nice tang to it.
I also enjoyed my first juice ever (you know besides the citrus kind). I got the Liver Tonic#2, which was dandelion greens, carrot, apple and lemon. It was soooo good. It was my little apology to my liver for taking a few Tylenol this last period. I may have to drag out the beast that is our Champion Juicer. We bought it about 6 years ago used and have yet to use it.
I would definitely go back to Red Pepper on occasion since it's not in my town, it reminded my a bit of the Go Raw Cafes in Vegas which I miss (see there are good things about living in Las Vegas ;) with the vibrant colors and pythos plants.
Here's me and my juice pulled over while I dug out a gps to find my way back from a wrong turn on the way home ;) I always seem to take the wrong turn first!
Dinner last night was the Polenta Casserole with Seitan from The Kind Diet. I had picked up seitan that's made in Michigan from WF.
it was tasty, the package is a pound, so I put half in the freezer for future sandwiches maybe.
I'm still on a cauliflower kick and the recipe has it mixed in with the corn meal.
getting assembled with frozen asparagus and corn.
and dinner is served.
overall it was good, the seitan I dug, the casserole was too lightly seasoned for me, the leftovers I'll have to spice up some.
I've been making greens smoothies with protein recently, I like the taste of the protein powder sometimes.
This is one that my Mom drinks, I got the last serving to use and then I get to go shopping for the refill (which I love, if anyone ever wants me to do their grocery shopping, I'm game ;)
It went into a smoothie of almond milk, blueberries, banana and spinach.
This is a protein powder we've had for a while that I got to mix into my oats, an ispiration from Heather of HEAB.
It went into a smoothie of spinach, kale, water, a banana, and obviously blueberries ;)
a leftover lunch of the White Bean Pesto Bowl from Get It Ripe.
Have cashews soaking for hopefully a successful dessert creation tonight, still full from Chipotle for lunch that may just be our dinner! Two meals from Chipotle in three days, check ;)