Endangered Species Dark Chocolate with Blueberries
I love this brand but I had never tasted the blueberry variety - it's so good! Throw some extra antioxidants in with my dark chocolate and I'm not going to complain about it.
Trader Joe's Super Spinach Salad
I think this may be my favorite salad ever - it includes edamame, pumpkin seeds, quiona, dried cranberries, and a delicious carrot-ginger dressing. Here's a link to make the salad yourself, but seriously, just drop by Trader Joe's and pick it up for $4. I would not mind eating it daily.
Gorgeous Gelato - Portland, Maine
The place has vegan gelato - who knew this even existed? It seems like they have a few different vegan varieties each day.
Vegan Cupcakes at Local Sprouts Cooperative - Portland, Maine
I've talked about this place before, but I must now mention the gigantic strawberry-vanilla cupcake I ate single-handedly on my latest visit. Where has this cupcake been all my life.
This Recipe for Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream
Acquire an ice cream maker and make some at once.
I tried this recipe and I would probably add less soda next time. I love love love Sangria in the summer so I'll continue experimenting on this front.
Vegan Food at Weddings
There was a time when I worked in catering - tuxedo and all - and let me tell you, when someone requested a vegetarian meal, they got some pasta with a few vegetables on top. This has led me to harbor anxiety at wedding receptions. But look at the kinds of things I get to eat! Delightful!
I've gotten really into iced tea this summer. I enjoy the variety of iced teas at Starbucks and a friend introduced me to Steaz.
Cornbread Waffles with Peach Compote at Root
I love Root. They have the best vegan brunch in the world. My brother ordered these waffles and they were amazing.
Smoothies at Live Alive - Cambridge, MA
I love Life Alive but I rarely go there. It's a shame, too, because the Elvis smoothie is incredible - peanut butter, cocoa powder, Fomu ice cream, banana, and rice milk. All the components of my perfect meal.
Shiraleah Vegan Leather
I spent the entire summer looking for an awesome wallet, and I finally scored one made from vegan leather while in Portland. And it only cost $12!
It's been a good summer. Really, vegans, the world is your oyster. Except leave those poor oysters alone.
John Mayer - Cover of Beyonce's "XO"
Listen to the Afternoon Acoustic station on Spotify - it's great!