Mmm, spinach lasagna from Ms. Julie's Kitchen! Julie's place is an almost-vegan dining spot which is very cozy. It opened up a few months ago and Julie takes pride in her small menu of local, organic, and healthy dishes. Other meals I've had: spicy black bean burger (YUM!), greek salad, falafel sandwich, 13 bean chili with cornbread, sweet potato cake... fantastic! And right down the street from work (woo!).
Another mid-day vay-cay from work: bento from Cilantro, a Thai fusion restaurant in downtown Akron. Veggie tempura, edamame, sesame rice, seaweed salad. It doesn't look like it, but this is so much food! Easily 2 lunches. But just delicious.
Olivia had me over on Friday night to check out her lovely garden and made me a soba noodle stir fry using many fresh veggies from her backyard! Simple dish and very satisfying - she's an excellent cook. :)
*drool* VegiTerranean has started serving flatbread pizzas. This one has herbed cashew cheese, soy mozzarella, figs, caramelized onions, and pine nuts. The bread is seasoned with salt a bit too much for my palate, but otherwise this was just great.
Who says vegans can't GORGE themselves while eating out on the town? People who haven't been to Melt Bar & Grilled, that's who! This place is technically a grilled cheese restaurant with countless varieties of the sammich, but they offer both cheddar and mozzarella style FYH cheeses and for each monthly special they boast a vegan version! Here was the May special: seasoned seitan strips, garlic mashed redskin potatoes, mozzarella style cheese with a huge mound of fries and their peppery coleslaw. I ate this entire thing in one sitting and wished for death the rest of the night. BUT I'D DO IT AGAIN IN A HEARTBEAT.
In other news: I am considering trying out City Fresh, a take on a CSA which has no commitments and option for weekly payments. First pick up is this Thursday, so I think I'll check out people's hauls and maybe sign up for the next week! If I do, I'll be sure to share my pick up bloggy style.