Last Week in Tastiness

Strawberry Pancakes

Looking at the photos from this last week, there seem to be a few themes. I guess I didn’t have as much variety in my food as I would have guessed. I ate two things apparently nearly every day.

Nature’s Bakery Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar

Nature's Bakery Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar

I was craving for a snack, so I dug into my box of vegan goodies and pulled out an apple cinnamon fig bar. I bought this fig bar as part of my vegan snack box. It tasted a lot like a fig newton, but healthier. I credit that to the whole wheat listed as the first ingredient.

Nature's Bakery Apple Cinnamon Fig Bar

There are two little cookies inside, and they hit the spot well. They weren’t overly sweet; the apple cinnamon flavor wasn’t overly strong either. I liked it and would get them again. They also have a lemon flavor that sounds really nice. 

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Nature’s Bakery:

Mary’s Market Café & Bakery - Rockford, IL

There are not a lot of veg* options in Rockford, so we were happy to find this one on happycow during our vegan roadtrip. the reviews on the other locations set my expectations very low.

Hola Arepa–Minneapolis, MN

Hola Arepa

I first had arepas a few years ago at a friend’s house. I was immediately hooked on their delicious masa goodness. They are crispy and soft at the same time. On our recent trip to Mexico we had them again. I lamented that we didn’t have a restaurant serving them in Minneapolis. Laura said we did: Hola Arepa.

Native Foods–River Forest, IL

Just to the west of Chicago is River Forest and home to one of their Native Food locations. I have been to several around the country including Chicago, Portland, and California. I have loved nearly everything I have eaten at a Native Foods, so I was happy to introduce Laura to the chain as part of our Vegan Road Trip.

Twin Cities Veg Living: Issue 1


Last year, I was approached by Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) to write for their new magazine: Twin Cities Veg Living. I am honored and excited to be a part of the inaugural issue published March, 2015. I look forward to working with them again in the future.



I wrote a one page article about veg friendly restaurants in the Minneapolis/Saint Paul area called: “Twin Cities Tastiness: Veg-Friendly Restaurants”. I also had the pleasure of making all the photos used in the article. Look at page 8 to see which restaurants were covered.


The magazine also has a profile for two vegan businesses in the area, information about vegan nutrition, a free recipe, and details about some of CAAs activities. It’s a great first issue.

The magazine is available for free on the web or in print at local CAA events. You can download the first issue here. Check it out! 

Sol D’Licious–Kenosha, WI

We arrived at Sol D’licious in the afternoon after driving from Madison. It was our only reason for visiting Kenosha. We wanted to sample the food from a 100% vegan café to add to our Vegan Road Trip. I was looking forward to the vegan gyro.