May 30, 2015

Afternoon tea at The Plaza

Afternoon tea at The Plaza. Call me old fashioned...I've always wanted to experience it.

Luckily, with advanced notice, they are happy to accommodate a vegan diet. 

This lovely 3 tiered tray was filled with all kinds of goodness. 

On the top, caramelized bananas, pâte de fruit, walnut chocolate fudge, dried fruit and nuts, puff pastry with fruit, and a chocolate cake. 

On the 2nd tier, tartines topped with hummus, spinach, caramelized onions, baba ghanoush, and harissa.

And on the bottom tier, scones that had a banana flair. 

A fun birthday indulgence. 

Birthday breakfast

My birthday was two weeks ago, and I celebrated mostly with food, as vegans do. 

Breakfast started with a potato sausage hash + blueberry waffles. 

For the hash, potatoes, Gimme Lean sausage, onions, peppers sautéed in oil and Earth Balance, topped with green onions. 

For the waffles, I use this recipe, and it's a gem. Add blueberries, Earth Balance, and maple syrup. It certainly helps to have a good waffle iron. My mom gave me ours and it's an All Clad and an absolute champ. 

Modern Love Takeout

Takeout from Modern Love in Omaha insanely delicious that you'll keep eating even after you're past the point of being stuffed. 

Mac & Shews - mac and cashew cheese, pecan crusted tofu, BBQ cauliflower, and braised kale. 

Followed by Blueberry Ginger Pie. Oh my.