Don’t You Want Me? + Vermont Food!

Hi love doves!! How are you?

I am not going to lie, I am rather sleepy and on a slight raisin burnout. I do not know how it happened, I am freaking out basically so I am laying off the raisins for the day. Tomorrow I will be back to my raisin-inhaling tendencies.

Yesterday I got home from Vermont and hit up the produce section of Weggieโ€™s, and then put together a salad, quinoa, and some cinnamon-raisin socca that was a giant FAIL. Totally fine though, at least it tasted good:) Expect a recipe coming your way soon!

Pee ess (ew never typing that again), be sure to send in your Mission: I Feel Pretty pictures!! I am going to do a post soon with some of the ones I have received recently so donโ€™t wait!

Slash I LOVED hearing about all of your addictions! (but not to drugs, thank goodness!) You can hear about my latest one here๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and that is also where you can see hilarious pictures of me, myself, and I as well as some randoms I found around Burlington. Have a looksky!

Anywhos, the title is because I am OBSESSED with Glee. Like, itโ€™s unhealthy. Just watch this video and try to tell me you are not obsessed too.

I have said this a million times and I will say it again. I AM MARRYING BLAINE he is so gorgeous, I will turn him from gay to straight, he can serenade me every night:) Will you all come to our wedding and bring me a Vitamix present?


Lock me up and throw away the keyyyyy:) I would die for one of these babies! I told the Padre I would not mind getting one as a graduation present:)

Okay, now onto the Vermont food! Get ready to lick the screen.


Burlington Food:

Dinner on Thursday was had at Zebby & Elfโ€™s Stone Soup.


We walked in to the smells of yummy deliciousness, happy customers, vibrant owners, and delicious baked goodies๐Ÿ™‚


The atmosphere was nothing short of warm and friendly. I could have eaten every meal of my life here!

The food consisted of a serve-your-own hot bar and salad bar. Below is the salad bar, I forgot a picture of the hot bar:(


The Padre loaded up on tons of food, as per usual, and ordered a giant tuna sandwich to go with this plate full.


This is one of those times I was a man and could eat millions of foot long subs and never be full. It is fine though my tummy never gets sick of almond butter:)

My plate consisted of greens, veg, steamed kale, sweet potatoes, sunflower seeds, falafel casserole (ohhhmaigawd, to DIE for), and completely covered in balsamic (I know I am cheating).


Owner Zebby doubted my ability to eat this whole thing, but by George, I did it! He should come see everything I eat in a day, somehow my tiny little self is able to eat ginormous portions of anything and everything. I have been dubbed as the โ€œbottomless pitโ€ among my friends;)

Bee tee dubs, Zebby was a riot, and happens to have grown up in my home town! What a small world:)

Then we walked through the Church Street Market, which is still donning gorgeous Christmas lights!


Please note that this was pre-blizzard. More on that later.

Friday Breakfast:

Breakfast on Friday was had in the hotel room, which was complete with a full kitchen, two TVโ€™s (with cable! I was in heaven), and a hugh jass bathroom and king bed and bedroom. Lurve:)


Perfect for the crazykins in me that brought my whole fridge from home. No big. Come on people, it would NOT be realistic for me to go out and buy some food every single time I need to eat (which is like every two hours basically).

The bowls in the cupboard were too small for my cookie dough so I used a mixing bowl.


In case you couldnโ€™t tell, I dig the whole orangey thing that โ€œcolor boostโ€ in Live Writer does. At least I look tanner:)


Whaddup gangstaaaaz. Topped with bluebs, rasps, and tons of coconut. More was sprinkled after all the berries were mixed in. Please ignore the fact that it looks like there is poop in the bowl mmk.

Friday Lunch:

Lunch was had at the University Marche on UVM campus, and enjoyed with Lauren from RunYogaRepeat! She was such a sweetheart, and answered all of my questions about UVM! Oh and obviously we talked about everything from green smoothies to boyfriends.

Isnโ€™t she adorable?!


She had a yummy deliciousness noodle bowl that I wish I knew the name of (it was vegan), and I noshed on a Butternut Squash-Leek Soup and a salad con garbanzo beans and almonds.



Clearly taken once I was almost done and realized we were too caught up in talking to actually take pictures of things. Like our food:)

Not going to lie, this was not very satisfying! If you lived with me you would marvel at how much I eat in a day. I went back to the hotel room and ate a giant quinoa-lentil-raisin-balsamic bowl. It was glorious.

Tummy = satisfied๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately, the animal-free options at the caf were not many, but that is not TOO big of a deal since I am planning on buying and preparing all of my own food next year.


Friday Dinner:

For those of you that guessed I got sushi/Asian food, you were right!

Dinner was had at Asiana Noodle House, and it was delicious. I think I died and went to heaven. But not before I had issues separating my chopsticks.


Please tell me why I am so hot.

Then we drank ginger tea, and BOY does that stuff clear your nostrils!


In mah face.


MUCH better:)

Then our food came!

I ordered the Vegan Chirashi (Shitake Mushroom, Sweet potato, Seaweed, Oshinko, Kampyo, Tofu, Yamagobo, Asparagus ,Wakame, Spinach, Avocado, Cucumber and Tofu skin), with brown rice and a side of steamed veg.


I am not going to lie, I was very confused when they brought this giant bowl out to me.

Where was my sushi?!

Apparently I need more education in ethnic food, because the rice was on zee bottom.


This was so pretty though, I could barely bring myself to eat it! Isnโ€™t it absolutely gorgeous?!


It was delicious, nutritious, and way satisfying. Full, happy belly๐Ÿ™‚

Padre ordered Crab Rolls in rice netting, which looks SO cool I am not going to lie. And he also got the Seafood Salad:


The Baby Sister and mi Madre ordered noodle bowls with buckwheat soba noodles, lemon dressing, and tofu. Sorry buddies no picture!

Then we stomped around a bit more and did some window shopping. Look out for the birthday pwesent post that I mentioned earlier๐Ÿ™‚

Sisters in the snow:


Church Street Market!




AHHH absolutely gowagous!

p.s. See the store โ€œKiss the Cookโ€ on the right?! Yeah I spent all night there basically itโ€™s fine. Oh and looking at wellies๐Ÿ™‚

Thatโ€™s all for this morning chickadees! Iโ€™m off to church, then hitting up the gym and getting some homework done.

It is the last day of February break! I will be very sad to see it go, and not so happy to be waking up at 5:30 again every morning. It went by WAY too quickly!

See you tomorrow dolls!

What is your favorite kind of ethnic food?

I would have to say Mediterranean food. There is a local place that I could eat at every. single. night. Come visit me and we will go there mmk:)

What are your favorite salad toppings? Please tell! I need some new ideas:)

I usually roll with red pepper, tomatoes, carrots, cukes, green beans, broc, balsamic, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, hummus, beans, quinoa, what have you! Lately I am especially digging chopped red onion:)

Have you sent in your Mission: I Feel Pretty picture yet?! If not, get on that!

Imeannn, I just strongly suggest it;)




Filed under Gluten-Free, Rants, Recipes, Restaurants, Vegan

22 responses to “Don’t You Want Me? + Vermont Food!

  1. I am planning on making one of your cookie dough bowls VERY SOON. They sound so GOOOD ๐Ÿ™‚

    Indian is my fave!! You can’t beat a good Chana Dal!! And hummus is the BEST salad topping IMHO! Hummus rocks! ๐Ÿ˜€

    I’m gonna send you my pic today gorgeous, k? Can’t wait to see everyone’s!!

  2. I am going to grocery shopping today and it is my mission to find everything for a cookie dough bowl! I can’t get everything at the stores near my house.

    I love every kind of ethnic food! Except German probably. Not really a fan of liverwurst.
    I agree with all of your salad toppings. Especially sunflower seeds and balasamic. I also like raisins and snow peas.

    And I asked for a Vitamix for my birthday hahahaha. Nerd alert.

  3. healthyhelper

    OMG I want a vitamix so bad too! They are so great! As for your questions:
    I am going to send in my my ‘mission’ pic as soon as I take one that is suitable lol!
    My fave ethnic food is Japanese!
    And my favorite salad toppers are: blackbeans, carrots, cucumber, red onion, roasted sweet potatoes, salsa, and hummus! YUM-O.

  4. oatsandspice

    That salad bar looks like the best thing I have ever seen! YUM – I would totally pile everything on my plate ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I love cucumbers, cranberries, chickpeas, and more veggies galore! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I used to want a vitamix, but my family got a BlendTec. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am very happy with my BlendTec. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a wonderful Sunday darling!

  6. Your sushi looks so good girl. I also really want to make one of your cookie dough bowls. Please teach me how to have your skills.

    I top all my salads with feta cheese. Holler! It is so good-that or blue cheese.

  7. Ohmkay you are gorgeous love, and I love that your friends call you bottomless pit too! That’s totally my nickname:) The first cafe you went to sounds amazing and super neighborhood-friendly! The sushi place you went to look UNREAL-I want that plate you got; SO SO YUMMY!! I’m totally like you and I’ll eat out at a restaurant and then end up being hungry like a half hour later…big bowls of oats and smoothies then follow;) I want to go to vermont now! You’re killin’ me:)

  8. Zebby & Elfs looks like a neat place to eat!

    I’d say my current fav ethnic food would have to be Indian food, but that’s likely to change upon consumption of some other delicious ethnic cuisine :]

    Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  10. movesnmunchies

    you are so lucky to meet other bloggers!!!!
    and you are too darn cute and pretty
    my fav ethnic food…. is….. mexican perhaps?
    salad toppers: olive, nuts, hummus, veg cheese, lentils, apple, okay i cant think of anymore!

  11. I love your posts; they’re hilarious! And I love the look of that falafel thing too… ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’m with you on the addictions… have you tried dried banana chips with raisins?? Say no more….!

  12. You are too cute – I’m sorry you’re burnt out on raisins. I guess a 4.5 pound box won’t do you any good now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. runyogarepeat

    Glad you liked Vermont! I’ve been to Asiana House but never the noodleshop, I must change that asap!
    I could eat Japanese or Indian food all the time, or basically any ethnic food made with chickpeas – falafel or chickpea channa masala.

  14. Hahahahahah OHmygosh girl you are SO hilarious, I was cracking up this entire post. “Please excuse the fact that it looks like there’s poop in the bowl.” Lmfao.
    Don’t forget dulse and other kinds of awesome seaweeds in your salad! And i LOOOVE apples in my salad. A bit of sweet and crunchay amongst all the savory/veggie type stuff.

  15. Monique

    UMMMMM I too have a major crush on Blaine ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s soooo cuuuttteeee. Also, what was up with Rachel’s dress in that episode?! ha I’d be so embarrassed to wear that to any party, at any age…. and that’s for real. Loved that episode, thanks for reminding me again nearly a week later ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. ooh wow that food looks freakin amazing I love sushi!

  17. Love all the pictures! I love Mexican and Italian. Pasta is such a warm comfort food, I love it! ๐Ÿ˜€

  18. Blaine totally makes me want to be a gay man. Looks like you had a wonderful time in Vermont! I’ve never been ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  19. You are so cute!! So much good food in one post!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Burlington looks so pretty! I would love to visit- I just don’t know if I could handle the cold ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. You are too cute. And a Vitamix would be a fantastic graduation present ๐Ÿ˜‰ I got one for my birthday last year and I use it every single day! It’s so amazing!

  22. That first restaurant looks so incredibly charming. My fave! I want to go there! And as much as I hate snow, how could you not love it when it looks that pretty? It’s like a picture from a storybook.

    And that vegan Chirashi?? HOLY YUM! That looks amazing. Talk about some fantastic food. Nothing I ate this weekend even compared to any of that.

    You want a vitamix, I want a KitchenAid food processor. I want to get married ASAP just so I can register for one.

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