My sister-in-law, Jeanne (AKA – The Vegan Virgin), is visiting from snowy New Hampshire so my husband and I are giving her the Southern California Vegan Spectacular Tour (that’s our plan, anyway).
Today we toured beautiful Newport Beach. We started with a beach walk, and Jeanne had fun going barefoot.
Until a wave caught her anyway.
Then we had lunch at Native Foods, an awesome vegan chain. Jeanne ordered the Portobello and Sausage Burger, my hubby got the Greek Gyro Bowl and I got the Sesame Kale Macro Bowl.
When our food arrived, Jeanne asked, “What’s that?” as she pointed to the stuff skewered on top of my dish.
“It’s tempeh,” I said as I gave her a sample. She loved it! She also liked her burger and lamented that there were no vegan restaurants like this where she lives. Paul and I enjoyed our dishes too, but we knew we would (we eat at Native Foods all the time).
After lunch we went to Balboa Island, which, by the way, is an actual island.
Balboa Island is famous for their frozen bananas, they were invented here.
After Balboa Island, we came home to rest. I was planning on making veggie burgers and sweet potato fries with gravy for dinner (a recipe Flo suggested), but I was too tired to even do that. So, I talked my hubby in taking us out for Thai food. Then we came home and indulged in Chocolate Mousse Pie.
A fabulous day, but I have to share that Jeanne couldn’t maintain being vegan today. She had cream in her morning coffee and then ordered a Thai Iced Coffee, which is made with cream, at dinner. Oh well, nobody’s perfect!