Posted by / Sunday, January 9, 2011

12 Day Vegan Challenge: Day and Meal 8 and 9

The vitals for day 9 of this challenge came in with the following: weight, 184.5 blood pressure, 129/87 after medication.

So good to be home even though it's a short weekend due to the fact I head to Roanoke this afternoon. Breakfasts continues to consist of oatmeal and fruit. This morning some blackberries were added although that is not very seasonable eating.

The challenge sure is easier when you have the home field advantage. Eating out and eating vegan is the theme of this post. After a long week of travel, Ellwood Thompsons was the saviour Friday night as they have a great vegan selection on the hot bar!

Saturday lunch allowed for our second visit since opening - Fresca on Addison. I now see where a restaurant that understands vegan comes in. So nice to walk in and just order not having to explain or ask anything! Everything on the menu is yummy. I settled for the chorizo and roasted red pepper pizza. yes it was vegan from the cheese to the chorizo.

For dinner Thai was on the menu from Ruang Tong which happens to be a 5 minute walk from the house. I call it eating vegan with a kick - oh the flavors Thai food has.

As I have mentioned in previous posts, this challenge has been most difficult on the road which will be tested one more time tomorrow before this challenge winds down Wednesday night. The last large meal to be made was actually submitted by Sherry over at So, Sherry. Mary and I are so looking forward to making and having this "quiche" recipe Tuesday night. We will be sure to document that so stand by for a future post.

E.A.T. local E.A.T. well 3.5 days to go....


  1. Vegan Quiche? Can't wait to see it! While you're in Roanoke, my old stompin' grounds, you can find a nice vegan meal at The Wildflour ( The location in Old Southwest is definitely the best. The restaurant/bakery is in an old market with high ceilings and exposed brick, with local art on the walls and lovely windows looking out into the charming little surrounding neighborhood.

    Can you tell how much I love this place? Anyway, I know they have PLENTY of vegetarian options and most likely vegan ones as well! They are closed on Sunday if memory serves, so check them out tomorrow!

    Bon Chance!

  2. Sorry to blow you up, Tim, but I wanted to tell you about Eden's Way on Church Ave (also closed Sunday, I believe,) Nawab Indian Cuisine on Campbell, and the deli at the Natural Foods Co-op on Grandin Ave. All three have STELLAR vegan options.

    Um, is there room in your car for me? I just made myself hungry for some Roanoke...

  3. Thanks fot the tips. Due to the supposed weather this will be a quick trip so I can get out early tomorrow afternoon. I am here frequently and look forward to your suggestions. I love me some Indian food!



"Some people eat to live; I live to eat." -Tim Vidra

An avid home cook, I believe in using simple ingredients, local when possible and am inspired by the principles of supporting a sustainable food system. I’ve cultivated this blog as a way to share my passion for the preparation and enjoyment of food in a way that everyone from beginners to long time foodies can get involved in.



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