A day in the life of an animal-loving foodie

New life, new job, new adventures!

So, I’ve literally been gone for a month!  I went to a job interview over 2000 miles away and decided to take a roadtrip back!  There is little I like more than travel….I LIVE to experience the world.  Unfortunately this meant no way to blog, but now I have a laptop, a new job, and a license to travel!  I’m looking for travel tips, and I’ll blog about places I go and weird things I’ll see, because (lets face it) I attract, nay, seek out the weirdest things in life.  For instance, my favorite hobby: letterboxing.  It’s a secret hobby…look it up.  Very fun, kind of a global treasure-hunt.  I’m no longer broke as a joke, so I will be buying endangered species dark chocolate!  I will be eating food from gas stations and stopping to look at the world’s largest ball of twine!  Look out world, HERE I COME!

I don’t have any photos, but two of the places I hit during my last roadtrip that were pretty memorable to me were:

The V Spot Cafe (Dallas, Texas) :  Very cute little hole-in-the-wall cafe.  Prices are up there, but super friendly staff and the food was WORTH IT!  I had the firecracker sushi ( I destroyed it) and a “Green Eyed Lady” which I generally call a green monster.  Only weird thing, the smoothie wasn’t really cold, and when I asked for ice, they said that they didn’t have any.  interesting…

Fern Flavors From the Garden(Charlotte, NC) This place is adorable, and has a great atmosphere.  Mason jar chandeliers, a wall of plants, and bamboo pieces made the place seem calm, but edgy.  The garden burger was melt-in-your-mouth orgasmic (pun possibly intended) and the quinoa salad had me scarfing it up like it was my last meal.  Reasonable prices, accommodating staff.  I wish I could go back and try more!

One thing I found that was great for traveling: I was going through Target and found packets of Justin’s nut butters you could buy in single servings.  I grabbed a maple-almond butter, and a chocolate hazelnut butter.  I LOVED the almond butter, but the chocolate one seemed like it should have graced a donut, instead of the bagel I put it on.  Most continental breakfasts at hotels nowadays are difficult as a vegan.  Very few had any fresh fruit, none had non-dairy milk (although that didn’t surprise me), and oatmeal packets were 50/50 vegan and cream-filled.  I had apples, bread, and nut butter, but that gets old fast.  I’ll need some tips before I hit the road again.  At home I usually make my own oatmeal with rolled oats and lots of fresh ingredients.  Maybe it would be worth buying some packets to bring next time.

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