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Hotel Room Avocado Toast – And Other COVID19 Travel Tips

In these times of COVID, you have to be creative when traveling. Hotels Don’t Offer Breakfast Buffets Anymore. If you’re lucky, they might offer a “grab and go” breakfast consisting of a bottle of water, an apple, and a (probably non-vegan) cereal bar. So bring your own breakfast. A box of cereal and an aseptic… Read More ›

Restaurant Review – Jasmine Grill

South Boulevard is an interesting area of Charlotte. It’s not bright, shiny, and new like Ballantyne. It’s not posh like SouthPark. It’s not cool and hip like Plaza Midwood. South Boulevard is one of the older parts of Charlotte, with aging strip malls and shopping plazas that have seen better days. It’s got a strong… Read More ›

Suicide Smoothie

No, this smoothie does not contain cyanide! The name comes from those drinks children make at the soda fountain, combining ALL the soda flavors into one big cup. Which is sorta what I do with this smoothie. I usually make it on Sunday – or whatever day I do my weekly grocery shopping or place… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures In Uptown Charlotte – Fuel Pizza and Soho Bistro

Fuel Pizza – 214 N. Tryon Street (Hearst Tower) Soho Bistro – 214 N. Tryon Street (Hearst Tower) It was lunchtime and I was again pounding the streets of Uptown Charlotte. From somewhere behind me, I heard the faint cry of a coworker. “Catherine! Wait up! Wait up!” Usually, when a coworker does that, I… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Zizi’s Awesome Vegan To Go Food Truck

Zizi’s Awesome Vegan2Go Food Truck – Popping Up Multiple Places Where does time go? I really wanted this to a be a standard weekly PSA feature – because there are so many vegan options in Uptown Charlotte! But what can I say, times flies when one is stressed out to the nth degree and constantly… Read More ›

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup!

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! I’d hoped to share a few new recipes with you this year, but, life happens. Or, job relocations happen. Between spending so much more time commuting – and checking out everything vegan Uptown Charlotte has to offer at lunch – I haven’t had the time or inclination lately to… Read More ›

HELP! A Vegan Is Coming To Thanksgiving Dinner!

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching. There are more vegans and people following a plant-based diet than ever. And my omni friends are panicking! “HELP!” they are texting me. “I’ve got vegans coming to Thanksgiving dinner!” The first thing I do is text them, in large friendly letters, “DON’T PANIC.” It’s not that hard. It really isn’t…. Read More ›

Soul Good Vegan Cafe/Souly Vegan Cafe

We were on the road again, headed back to Charlotte after attending my friend KD’s vegan Hallowedding in Garner. The Red Roof Inn Plus (where we typically stay because of our furbabies) surprisingly provides a decent enough breakfast for vegans. There’s coffee, orange juice, apple juice, toast, packets of jams and jellies, plain instant grits,… Read More ›

Autumn at Trader Joe’s

It’s finally Fall (on the calendar, at least) which means … It’s time for Trader Joe’s!  I admit, I am not as big a fan of Trader Joe’s as I once was. When Trader Joe’s opened its first Charlotte store in 2007, it was one of the few places to find vegan products and affordable… Read More ›

A Vegan’s Adventures in Uptown Charlotte – Week One

Crunch Bistro – 401 North Tryon Qdoba – 127 North Tryon Duckworth’s – 330 North Tryon Brixx – 225 E. Sixth Street Marathi Masala – Food Truck, Various Locations This Monday I started work in Uptown Charlotte. I cannot say I was thrilled. The commute time, the traffic, the parking, the expense, the homeless people… Read More ›

Bombay Grille Channa Masala

A Vegan Gori’s Adventures in Indian Restaurants

My first “official” date with A. ten years ago was at an Indian restaurant – Maharani. At the time, I wasn’t familiar with Indian food. Charlotte was not very diverse then and there were only a few Indian restaurants. Truthfully, I thought the food seemed strange … cauliflower and potatoes and peas? Umm, didn’t sound… Read More ›

Burger 21 Restaurant Review (The Plant Based/Vegan Options)

Yesterday, my work team decided to treat our boss to lunch for her birthday. The chosen location was Burger 21, a fast casual a.k.a. “counter service” restaurant in Ballantyne. As you’d expect from the name, the joint specializes in burgers. Mostly beef burgers, but also chicken burgers, turkey burgers, tuna burgers, and shrimp burgers. They… Read More ›

Everything You Need To Know About The Impossible Whopper

Here’s What You Need To Know About Burger King’s Impossible Whopper: It’s Really Good. No, it doesn’t taste quite as good as the Impossible Burgers you would get at a sit-down restaurant like Quackies (my nickname for Duckworth’s), but it’s still good. Keep in mind Burger King is a fast food place – mass production… Read More ›

An “Impossible” Situation

It was a dark and stormy Wednesday, and I was all alone, working from home. Well – not exactly alone. My cats were somewhere, doing their mysterious little cat things, and my Jack Russell and my Jack Shit were causing mayhem in the kitchen. From the sound of things, they were getting into the recycle…. Read More ›

A Magic Vegan Bag … Or, How To (Sort Of) Enjoy Dining In Non-Veg-Friendly Restaurants

In a previous post I wrote about how I earned the nickname, “Mary Poppins.” (You can read the post here.) I was dining out with friends – and their friends – at an upscale, American-style restaurant with few vegan options. I made the best of my limited choices by bringing my own vegan condiments. My… Read More ›

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