Last night I had the pleasure of participating in the Herbivorous Butcher kickstarter launch party. They have been selling out their meat-free meats all summer at the Minneapolis farmer’s market. Their kickstarter is to open a store of their own and become the first vegan butcher shop in the country right here in Minneapolis!
As some of you may know, I am the HappyCow ambassador for Minneapolis, MN. As an ambassador, it is my responsibility to review restaurants in the area with vegan/veg options and curate the listings on the site. A task I enjoy doing.
Each month the top three performing ambassadors are recognized with a prize. For October 2014, I was the number three ambassador in the world and received the totally awesome HappyCow shirt above! I earned 243 points, 2nd place had 279, and first had 320.
You can see the other 120+ ambassadors on the ambassador list page.
On my recent trip to India, I feel in love with chutney of all kinds. I learned to make this peanut chutney while I was there. It is amazing with mini dosa, as pictured, or as a base for pizza. The spicy, savory peanut chutney is also great to eat alone with a spoon. Tasty!
I had the pleasure of dining at Seward Cafe recently. They have many veg and vegan options clearly labeled on the menu. You walk up to the counter and write your order on a ticket before paying. They will then call out your name when your food is ready.
Last night, I had the pleasure of dining at Gorkha Palace with a friend. I couldn't decide which of my two favorite entrees to get, so I ordered both the channa saag and the hariyo saag. They both are delicious with garlic roti.
The waitress at Gorkha was vegan and talked about her favorite places. She got me thinking about the tasty cupcakes at Hard Times Cafe.
After dinner, we popped over to Hard Times for dessert. A chocolate cherry muffin and a chocolate mint cupcake. The cupcake was really good and tasted like a thin mint cookie.
A fun night filled with a lot of tasty food.