Well, today really has been a day, guys. I found out while making breakfast that my mom's apartment building burnt down early this morning. My mom's okay (as is her boyfriend, her dog, and my little brother, who were all in the apartment at the time) but has literally lost everything. I don't want to go too far into details because this is a food blog and I don't want to freak anyone out reading it but... the details are very freaky and I am pretty shaken. I can only imagine how badly shaken my mom & co are. They're on the east coast and right now I hate the fact that I'm over here and so far away in a time of crisis.
On the upside, we ate a LOT of good food today. So that's... something.
Breakfast! Pumpkin pancakes from Vegan Brunch. Delicious. I was making these when my sister called to tell me about my mom.
Tofu rancheros with soy cheez (FYH?) at Dharma's in Capitola. I needed to get out of the house for a bit, so we went and did a little grocery shopping and stopped here for a nosh.
Soy chai at Dharma's. I had their chai once before and thought it was horrid, which I recalled while I was waiting for this one to show up... so I was pleasantly surprised when I really enjoyed this cup of chai.
Dill-Tahini-Jalapeno Eggplant Spread with baguette from Gayle's. The eggplant spread was something I kind of just put together out of stuff in the fridge and it was really good... except my jalapenos are kind of old and SUPER spicy at this point so the spread was pretty hot even with all the other stuff in it.
Theo's Dark Chocolate & Peppermint Stick seasonal chocolate bar.
J (in horrified tone): Are you taking mySpace pictures of yourself... holding food?!
Me: well, more or less.
Followed immediately by:
G: heyyyyy, where's MY chocolate bar?
Nice try, guy. Can you see how tired he looks in this picture?
Finally, olives! I love the Castel Vetranos (bright green ones) and J is a sucker for kalamatas. The Emperor loves ALL olives and ate about six of the kalamatas tonight.
And last but not least, bonus picture! Here's the Emperor enjoying some guacamole. He ate about 2/3rds of the scoop of guac on my plate at Dharma's. Which is good because I don't think I could have finished it myself... I love guacamole (and avocado anything) but the tofu rancheros plate is HUGE and I was so full even with him helping.