Morning Glory, Eugene OR Review

If you are ever in Eugene OR this is a must try place. Like… MUST TRY! This place is EPIC! I literally (and I actually mean literally) ate breakfast there every single morning for 42 days straight. Quinoa, pico, and beans topped with vegan sour cream, and vegan veggie omelets? Hmm, maybe chai hazelnut french toast, and a strawberry lavender smoothie? What about a giant plate of waffles with vegan whip cream and a tofu scramble with herbed potatoes and a (vegan) buttered biscuit (oh my god… heaven on earth).

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As you can see, the food looks vibrant and delicious, and it’s vegan!!! The coffee also… is just unreal. So amazing I can’t put it in words.

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A nice touch to almost any meal is some of the nutritional yeast sauce. It’s like a cheese sauce but cruelty, and puss free!

I like this place so much, I recommend booking a flight right now just get some Morning Glory cafe food.

Mighty-O Donuts Review

I am a donut addict. I love them! Cake donuts of any flavor will always be finished if they get within five feet of me. Anyways, today I learned that there is an all vegan donut shop pretty close to my house so obviously I had to go get half a dozen.

I got 2 lemon poppyseeds, 1 pumpkin, 1 chocolate, 1 grasshopper, and 1 chocolate raspberry.

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Here are the final rankings:

  • In 1st place is the Grasshopper donut! So much icing (YAS) – mint and chocolate on a chocolate donut… mmmm. I devoured this one, because I literally couldn’t not eat it all.
  • 2nd place went to the lemon poppyseed donut. It was very lemony, which I actually liked because it kept it fresh and the sugar wasn’t overpowering. Overall it was bomb!
  • 3rd place goes to the chocolate raspberry donut. The icing was so pretty and pink. It was also the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Plus you could really taste the raspberry. The donut was good too but it was the combination that I really liked.
  • 4th place was the pumpkin donut. It was actually really good, it just wasn’t a stand out!
  • 5th place goes to the all chocolate donut. This is the only one that I only took one bite of. I just thought it needed something like mint or raspberry to make it good. It was by no means bad though.

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So there you have it. If your are in the Seattle area, go give Might-O’s donuts a try! I also got a rice milk latte and it was good too.

Healeo

I love juice/smoothie bars that serve acai and quinoa bowls and have a giant superfood topping bar. They are probably one of my favorite things on earth. Usually the vibe/environment is awesome and the food is delicious plus it’s all healthy and filling. Recently I discovered Healeo in Seattle and I’ve fallen in love. Their website is linked here if you’re interested.

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I got the acai bowl and the pitaya bowl. The acai bowl was sweeter, but both were delicious. Also, the granola was amazing. I chose to top my bowls with coconut shreds and hemp seeds. I will definitely be ordering both of these again.

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Here is a close up of my pitaya bowl for your viewing pleasure.

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I also ordered the cranberry smoothie made with kale, cayenne, and apple which was… fantastic to say the least. Also a close up of the pitaya puree. Beautiful color, amazing taste. Go to Healeo today!

Trader Joes Best Vegan Desserts

I am a cookie-aholic and I’ll come clean about it. I mean, I can’t lie about it, my thighs will tell you the truth. 😉 Anyways, as a cookie lover I have had to get crafty in the kitchen with new recipes. I can make a mean oatmeal/hempseed/cranberry/dark chocolate/walnut cookie, and those are super healthy and delicious, but they don’t taste like those classic soft (crazy unhealthy) cookies. Luckily for me though, Trader Joe’s in home to the most amazing vegan chocolate chip cookies ever.

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As you can see, they look amazing, and I can tell you from personal experience they tasted amazing as well.

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The chocolate chips were SO GOOD they literally melted in my hand (and my mouth).

The next thing I got was a box of soy ice cream sandwiches. The texture was just like the real thing, and they tasted pretty great as well. They almost tasted like root beer floats which was cool (I wasn’t expecting it) but I was overall pleased with the product.

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Here is a picture of the box, I recommend these highly!

Last but not least is an old favorite. Tastes like Ben and Jerry’s cherry garcia but it won’t give you a massive stomach ache.

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I can’t say much more than it’s awesome.

So those are my three favorite vegan dessert foods from Trader Joe’s. These are probably my top three favorite vegan dessert foods of all time actually. Anyways, give them a try!

What I Eat When Eating Out

I like to go out to eat a lot because I don’t have to do dishes or any work to make the food so I do it quite often. Here are a couple of things I eat when I go out.

For breakfast on the go I love acai bowls.

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Another thing I love to grab on the go is chipotle. I get a burrito with brown rice, black beans, pico, fajitas, lettuce, and guacamole. It’s so so so good.

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Me and one of my friends went out for Italian and ordered these wonderful piña coladas. I like to avoid processed/added sugar most of the time, but sometimes it’s nice to treat your self.

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So I know that wasn’t a lot, but I just wanted to share a couple things I recently ate while out. 🙂

Urth Caffe Review (When in L.A…)

I was born in Oakland, moved to Eugene (OR) when I was 4, then moved to Las Vegas when I was 13, and now I live in Seattle. However, I think one of the places I feel most at home is L.A. Vacations, long weekends, I spent them all at the beach in Malibu. The last two times I was in L.A I ate at Urth Caffe (of corse) and I took pictures to post. Since my last two posts were not about food, I’m going to give the readers what they want.

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Green tea blended with almond milk (8/10 could drink everyday for the rest of my life.)

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Sprout sandwich with no tomato or cheese with a bowl of vegan chili (7/10 they don’t put enough hummus on in my opinion, but the chili is *screams, faints*.)

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Soy milk matcha latte (hot)

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Matcha blended with a blended thai tea. The thai tea cannot be made vegan (sadly) but if you drink milk it is an AMAZING option. (10/10)

So when in L.A TRY URTH CAFFE!!! Then come comment and send me your pictures! 🙂

Rice Milk Ice Cream (Review)

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I am a huge ice cream fan, but since I try to avoid dairy (as I’ve previously mentioned) I have had to branch out and try new things. Soy milk ice cream is a clear winner when it comes to texture and coconut milk comes in a close second, but when it comes to taste, rice milk (surprisingly) comes in first.

Taste: (9/10) The ice cream was SWEET and tasted like real vanilla. To further describe it, I would say it tasted like a milk shake in hard form.

Texture: (5/10) The texture was disappointing compared to the taste. It was almost chalky. Once it began to melt a little it got better, but it was also really light. The only way to describe it is like if you made ice cream with skim milk instead of cream.

Price: I can’t remember the exact price, but if memory serves, I think it was about 7$. That’s fairly expensive but I think it’s worth it.

Bonus: It’s very low calorie for ice cream so if you care about calories, that’s a plus.