Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday, April 5th

Yadda Yadda Yadda Breakfast....
Lunch was at Lebanese Taverna. You get this attractive Pita Bread display when you sit down. Don't ask me what the dipping sauce was. EVOO, Sumac and the rest is a mystery.
We shared some very good Garlic Hummus $7...
and Roasted Olives $5...
and I had the Falafel Sandwich $10. All pretty good.
Yves Veggie Salami on leftover Pita with some leftover Olives for dinner.
This recipe makes a massive unwieldy tower of cake. I shredded some Dark Chocolate on top to pretty it up a little bit, because it was not cooperating when assembling.
Tempeh Reuben tomorrow.

10 comments:

xvavaveganx said...

I don't even know where to begin with this post! There is so much good stuff happening here! Your lunch looks really fantastic. I would have been happy with that hummus and pita but then you add the falafel to the mix and it's the absolute perfect meal! Even better that you had leftovers for dinner!

And that cake?! It looks incredible! See, I knew you were a good baker! It looks huge and decadent and lovely. I am such a spazz with layer cakes, that's why I stick to cupcakes ;)

xvavaveganx said...

Oh and yes, I agree that butter is the main restaurant culprit :) I always just think cheese for Italian restaurants. I am not faced with that problem too often since I rarely eat Italian food though. It's so gross that people use butter to flavor EVERYTHING in restaurants!

Hannah said...

Okay, so this is a day of awesomeness. SO MANY OLIVES. Salty salty goodness. Not going to lie; I'm totally more excited about the olives than I am about the cake. But that's what happens when you obsess over chocolate peanut butter cups and pickles but don't really care for cake.

Unknown said...

That looks like a great lunch choice! I actually ended up at a middle eastern divey cafe with awesome food for easter brunch and had the same plate of beautiful hummus and pitas. The falafel wrap looks like its full if goodies there....the olives sound interesting- roasted?
That cake is crazy! I cant believe you made it!! Very impressive.
Ttrockwood

Molly said...

Whoa, that's quite the cake! I bet it's pretty damn delicious with all that going on for it.

Your falafel sandwich is calling to me. I might just have to put that on the menu for this week. Your entire lunch looks awesome, even the olives. I still wouldn't eat them, but they're very pretty.

blessedmama said...

What a yummy looking lunch with your mom. It makes me happy when you two eat out together. :-)

As far as the cake, you made that quickly! Did you have any trouble slicing it horizontally? I realized too late for you that I made a mistake on the measurement of the margarine in the frosting: it should be a half-cup. Did your frosting turn out okay anyway? Since you are a magician at stretching out your desserts, I'm wondering if we'll still see you eating this giant at Thanksgiving. :-) Hope you liked it!

blessedmama said...

Oh, and I actually love the idea of the shredded chocolate on top - very inspired!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hey Now!!!

VaVa, the cake ingredients are all staples I keep around the house, so it was quick to put together. I would've been happy with just the Hummus, Pita & Olives, but we had to jack up the price of lunch to $40 for the Groupon.

Hannah, so it's all cake you don't like? Not even cupcakes? Donuts? My readers sure have some unusual likes and dislikes.

Unknown, sounds like a perfect Easter brunch. Roasted Olives is getting pretty mainstream down here. Still no Eggplant in the Japanese restaurants though.

Molly, I feel bad posting so many Olives lately, but I really like them.

Blessed Mama, uh oh...I used a whole cup of margarine for the frosting! Gaaaahhhh!!!! The cake is so huge, I'm pretty sure it will last all year.

Hannah said...

Definitely don't like American cupcakes, because eeeeurgh the frosting. Muffins can intrigue me, but a slab of cake seems boring to me. However, of late I am expanding my boundaries, because I have no income and will therefore eat pretty much anything that's free. In the process, I am learning to like things I used to hate.

Never orange chocolate, though.

Sage Grayson said...

I want to eat that chocolate cake all by myself. Damn, it looks so tasty and way too good to share. I'm evil like that. :)