I was excited to make a trip back to Philadelphia to visit family and friends. One of my friends recently moved to the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. After walking around the neighborhood, we stopped by Mugshots CoffeeHouse and Cafe. They serve sandwiches, salads, smoothies, desserts, and of course coffee. Many of their selections are vegan:) I had an acai Smoothie (yum!) and an everything bagel. The bagel was perfectly toasted, filled with tofu cream cheese, and had fresh sliced tomatoes. Both the smoothie and the bagel sandwich together cost only $5.50. What a steal!
After my visit to Portland, I came back inspired to cook. After restocking my refridgerator with market fresh ingredients, I decided to make some pasta. I made linguini with broccoli, peas, tomatoes, and vegan chicken. Very simple and very tasty. To flavor the pasta, I used extra virgin olive oil, nutritional yeast, fresh garlic, salt, black pepper, and a little vegan margarine. Buon Appetito!
Well, I guess that sums up my trip to Portland, Oregon. Below are some items I brought back, most of which I bought at Food Fight! On the right, you will find earrings and an Indian spice blend from the Saturday Market.