Ethiopic In Washington D.C. – Ethiopian Food Doesn’t Get Better Than This!

by Danielle Bussone

 

Our second stop in our celebratory trip New York City, Veggin’ Out and About! visited Ethiopic in downtown D.C. By now you should be aware that we at VOAA have noses for Ethiopian cuisine and like hungry blood-hounds we single-mindedly pursue the scent to unearth some of the healthiest, most delicious food on the planet.

 

Ethiopic - Located Near Union Station in Washington, DC

Ethiopic – Located Near Union Station in Washington, DC

 

As vegans we’ve learned that Ethiopian cuisine is always a safe bet. When visiting an Ethiopian restaurant it is never necessary to ask whether the vegetable dishes contain animal products; they won’t. Ethiopia has a long history of plant-based dining in their culture. Because of the numerous fasting days dictated by their church, in which no animal products are allowed to be consumed, animal-free dishes are a natural part of Ethiopian cuisine.

(more…)

Read more

FireFly Fare Serves It Up Vegan In Roanoke, VA

by Danielle Bussone

 

Our first stop on our sojourn to the Big Apple is a restaurant we’ve shamefully overlooked for far too long. Firefly Fare is located in downtown Roanoke in the busy Market Square and is the very best place in the area to get good plant-based cuisine. We’ve stopped there many times to and from other parts of the country and it is high time we paid them their due.

 

Firefly Fare, inside the Market Square

Danielle at Firefly Fare, inside the City Market Building

 

Located in the historic City Market Building, smack dab in the heart of downtown Roanoke, it is less than 10 minutes from I-81. Parking is not always a given and you may have to circle the block a few times before something opens up.  But it is worth that minor inconvenience to experience the fresh and flavorful cuisine served up at Firefly Fare.

Over time we’ve tried just about everything on the menu and I can honestly say there wasn’t a single thing we didn’t enjoy. Firefly Fare also offers a fresh juice bar with concoctions such as Gingered Grasshopper, a refreshing blend of  spinach, celery, cucumber, kale, apple, lemon and ginger.

 

Firefly Fare Green Juice

Firefly Fare Green Juice – Gingered Grasshopper – $5.68

 

Firefly Fare offers a set menu with daily specials. Their ingredients are sourced from local farmers, which also means the menu is likely to change according to what produce is currently available. From Farm To Table is the watchword for Firefly Fare. Good food comes from fresh ingredients and you can’t get much fresher than this, not unless your grow your own vegetables. (more…)

Read more

How to make Masala Utthappam by Dosa Garden Indo/Sri Lanken Restaurant

 
 
 
 
Another exciting video! How to make Masala Utthappam from Dosa Garden in Staten Island. We hope to have the full recipe posted soon.
 

 
 

Read more

Avocado Grill in West Palm Beach Was Just What the Marathoners Ordered!

by Andrea Medalie

A serendipitous occurrence! After my marathon yesterday, we literally stumbled upon the Avocado Grill in downtown West Palm Beach on famous Clematis Street! The AG is a vegan-friendly farm to table restaurant with a bustling Sunday Brunch that coincided with the nearby race event just a few feet away.

Avocado Grill (to the left) in downtown West Palm Beach on famous Clematis Street!

Avocado Grill (to the left) in downtown West Palm Beach on famous Clematis Street!

My absolute favorite post-race reward, as you know, is French fries, guacamole/chips and beer! The fries were homemade with truffle oil, Parmesan requested on the side and the guac made with ginger, cilantro and jalapeño was to die for!! Mark had a beer on draft but I opted for a vegan spicy Bloody Mary… Low cal/carbs! (more…)

Read more

The Super-Charged Athlete: Finding My Vegan Feet

 

by Kate Strong

 

Let Your Food Be Your Medicine And Your Medicine Be Your Food — Hippocrates

 

Vegan Fuel For Athletic Excellence

Vegan Fuel For Athletic Excellence

 

My journey to becoming a vegan was not through conscious decision-making. Throughout my life, I was led to believe that all ‘serious’ endurance athletes needed animal protein to develop muscle mass and milk to keep bones strong. Not once did I think to question these theories.I am a triathlete and enjoy participating in longer-distance events, such as Ironman. It was never questioned that I needed to eat meat and eggs and drink milk to sustain a healthy athletic body, it was a given.

That was until one day, whilst working at my guesthouse, two groups of people overheard my woes of an aborted morning run due to an asthma attack. I’ve had asthma since early childhood and even though I stopped using the medically prescribed pump for my asthma in my adult years, I have always suffered from it and sound like a steam train during any physical exercise!

Both clients suggested that if I eliminate dairy and reduced animal products from my diet, I would breath easier. Normally, I would have brushed aside these ‘absurd’ opinions, yet they were being shared by sane, intelligent people who’s opinions I valued.

 

Sunset Near My Home

Sunset Near My Home

(more…)

Read more

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive weekly news and updates from VegginOutAndAbout.

You have Successfully Subscribed!