Carrot-ginger soup from Whole Foods in Union Square Park the other day. I also took some spinach off the cold bar to add some greens and nutrition to the soup. It wasn't the best idea, haha, because it didn't wilt as much as I thought it would in the hot soup and it just made it really difficult to coordinate eating and not spilling etc. I'm a bit of a klutz.
But also, THIS time, as I was eating (or trying to) a woman came up to me and asked if I knew where to buy cheap books, (turns out, I DO as I work in a used bookstore...) Before I could answer, she continued, "sorry to bother you while you're eating oh watch out for that squirrel they love to steal people's food would you believe it some squirrels broke into my kitchen once I'm not from around here oh I started screaming when I saw those squirrels and I called my landlord I'm sorry to bother you but you can get rabies what is that you're eating anyway oh carrot ginger soup is that from Whole Foods yeah it's good I get that sometimes too so do you know where to get cheap books my friend told me she wanted a book I'm not really a reader I wanted to get her a scarf but she wanted a book so oh, down Broadway, you say which way is that I'm not from around here do you live around here I'm sorry to bother you but you looked smart so I thought I'd ask oh you work around here oh I asked the right person well have a good day watch out for the squirrels." She was a nice lady.
Other orange stuff:
Sweet potato drop biscuits from Appetite for Reduction.
I've made em before and I really like them. Ate two and brought the rest for a co-worker's birthday thing at a bar. This guy is such an unhealthy eater and loves to bring up my veganism but he's not really doing it in an antagonistic way - he just loves meat. He always says he'd be the best person to test meat analogues on. In any case, he really liked the biscuits.
More orange: In case you can't tell, I had a huge sweet potato leftover from Thanksgiving to use up.
This is sweet potato mash mixed with garlic hummus over raw kale with tempeh and sriracha.
Different kind of pretty coloring/ seasonal ingredients: Kristen's Raw Cranberry Chia pudding.
Really delicious. I recommend this for anyone wary about chia puddings. I'm not super picky about my own chia puddings but I'd first suggest a recipe from someone who's actually a professional at this. It might not look pretty but ya gotta believe.
And, finally, just a random lunch from Paradis. I kinda swore them off a while back because they pissed me off with all their superfluous cheese additions but when they're on, they're ON. This is quinoa with curried chickpeas, roasted (blue!) potatoes, roasted cauli and broccoli with scallions and a tomato salata.
Okay, I'll be back tomorrow with a vegan tour of NOT NYC. Hope you're all well. I'll leave you with something a little darker. I saw Psychic TV with Bryin Dall and King Dude on Friday night. That was pretty magickkk.