No hand mixer, no stand mixer; everything is done by hand, with love. And, I am not talking about play dough here, but delicious baked goods! A few weeks ago, Cynthia, Owner and Baker of High Hopes Vegan Bakery has … Continue reading
Now here’s the deal, I can cook but I can’t bake! It’s a fact. I can make pancakes though, I’m sure this counts for something, eh?
Some of us are more on the ” Salty” side and others ” Sweets” side. I am with the SALT! Pass me the chips, salsa, more chips and pretzels. There are times when I crave sweets, t0 later direct myself towards the pantry to find nothing in sight I can snack on, major bummer. But I will have 3 different types of chips and crackers to choose from.
I love exploring different restaurants when I am in the city. I like to taste new meals, finding new places to eat and excite my taste buds. I can’t speak for everyone on this, but for me it’s a pleasure. I love being able to create new dishes, mix flavours, and take a leap of faith with the herbs and spices rack. Have you ever tried mixing Sriracha sauce and Agave nectar before? I have, and it’s amazing! Try it! It turns into this sweet and tangy glaze, perfect for an oven roasted potato dish.
While downtown, of course randomly out of nowhere a sudden urge for sucrerie – sugar in French, tingled me. After leaving Dekalb’s Farmer’s Market, my friend suggested we stop by Southern Sweets Bakery, located right across the market. They are a bakery and cafe who serve vegan cakes and as well as regular cakes. They offer 11 different flavours of vegan cakes. Now that’s luxury.
After playing tag you’re it over the counter selection, I decided to go with a slice of the Strawberry Layer Cake. 100% Vegan. 100% Pureness. The first bite was glorious; the fresh strawberry glaze, moist layer, and whipped cream all in one it almost made me cry. I couldn’t contain myself of excitement, because it was one of the best things i’ve ever tasted.
I would hope for the Chocolate Peanut Butter Mousse to be a mixture of a Reesee’s Peanut Butter Cup!
I like the idea of it, don’t you?
If you’re in the area and are craving a little sweetness to your day, stop by.
I suggest the Strawberry Layer Cake as your first try.
There’s nothing like a classic!
186 Rio Circle
Decatur, Georgia 30030
-The Traveling Pink Lips
Soul food. Soulful. Soul fool. Soul rich. Soul Vegetarian.
The minute I stepped in the restaurant it felt like home. The warmth and aroma of the restaurant was very welcoming. From baked goods, collard greens, mashed potatoes to massive kale bone steak, soul food is not what’s missing in this menu!
Bring on the mac and cheese, steamed broccoli, and a country fried steak smothered with gravy!!!
Now, that’s what I call SOUL FOOD. Everything about it was delicious. The Kale bone steak, wow! I need that recipe. I couldn’t put my fork down. I wish I could explain you the taste of this amazing, crunchy, rich in flavour steak, but I can’t. It is something you have to experience yourself. I know, I am sounding a little bit over dramatic here but trust me, I mean it. *Wink, wink! The mac and cheese was very creamy and strong in spices. The gravy was good, but a little too salty for my personal taste. I was really surprised to see how large of a portion they offered. The meal was served with a house salad. Fresh romaine lettuce, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, alfalfa sprouts and house dressing. The salad dressing is light and has a sweet and tangy taste to it, which I thought was different and great.
The staff were both attentive and friendly and the food was tasteful.
I will say that I did enjoy my first visit to Soul Vegetarian and I won’t make it my last. I now know where to go for a soul worthy meal. 100% Vegan and Soul rich , I am sold!
652 N Highland Ave Ne
Atlanta, Ga 30306
-The Traveling Pink Lips
One word. FANTASTIC!
What am I speaking of, you ask? Easy, this year’s Vegan Bake Sale in Atlanta!
It was an amazing turn out! It was my first year attending an all vegan sale and let me tell you, I indulged!
I started the day with a flower shaped rice krispies treat.
The weather was great, the ambiance was great, the ladies were great! In all honesty i don’t know what else to say but everything was great, so this is what I’ll do, i’m going to post all of the pictures I have and enjoy them! I can cook pretty well, but when it comes to baking, I have absolutely no patience! I am part of the ones who cooks with a naked eye, and tries different flavours as I go. Being precise isn’t really my forte, hehe.
If you did go to the Bake Sale, I’d like to hear your story, and did you enjoy it as much as I did?
Before I leave you with this, I wanted to say that thanks to all of us who supported the sale, and had a cookie, or two. The sale brought home a major 731$ in sale! WOOT WOOT!!! All of the proceeds will be going to our very first “Atlanta Veg Fest“! How exciting is this? Very, if i may add!! The First Annual Atlanta Veg Fest will take place in November, as I was told. Make sure to tune in, as I will be sharing any pieces of information I get !
The bake sale was on the same day as the Inman Park Festival, I did attend it and had a great time with my peers. The sun was hot and beautiful. I had my friends Loren [Take a minute to check out her blog, http://junkeatjunk.wordpress.com/] and Xavier with me for the weekend! It was more than I expected, we walked down to Little Five Points, and enjoyed the rest of our evening. Laughters, tired feets, sunburns you name it all. Amazing day, it was. Sugar coma was the plan, and a sugar coma alright happened. No jokes! Let’s just say I didn’t have the best choice of breakfast that morning, I blame the excitement. It all led to a little dizzy spell but thankfully, I wasn’t alone. I guess that’s what I get for eating waffle fries and a RedBull for breakfast… I know, horrible!
Anyways, enough about my bad choices, the sale was grand, the festival was joyful, and friendly, Atlanta I love you, see you again next year!