Monday, June 15, 2009

Falafel and Beer

I love falafel. I have not always enjoyed it, but after trying it a few times at food carts at our local Saturday Market (open Sundays, too!), I have had to buckle down and call myself an avid fan. New Seasons recently started offering a seasonal falafel burger, so I decided to give it a try yesterday. It was AMAZING! You have many choices of toppings and breads, so I got it on a ciabatta roll with grilled peppers, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, lettuce, and avocado. It comes with a lemon tahini sauce that dripped down my arms as I was devouring it. It was truly delicious.

I rode my bike to New Seasons, so to eat my sandwich, I decided to ride to a local park called Peninsula Park that features a rose garden when the flowers are in season. This rose garden is absolutely breath-taking. There are rows upon rows of gorgeous flowers. When you walk through it, the lovely scent of fresh flowers wafts up to your nose and makes you feel as if you have found some secret treasure, hidden away, that only you know about. It's a great way to escape from the "big city".

On a different subject, a coworker of mine sent me this link. I have looked through it (there sure are a lot of beers on there!), but I haven't decided what I'm going to do with it quite yet. Akin to not ingesting honey and refusing to eat refined sugar, this list makes me think of the Green Peace man (see post here) that wouldn't take no for an answer. What about all those times I drank the beers that are listed as non-vegetarian on the list? What do I do now if I'm offered one of these beers and there are no other options? Why are these beers not vegetarian in the first place? It brought up a lot of questions in my head and, as you can see, I'm still processing through them. I have had a few beers since I received this link, but I haven't taken the time to check whether they were "vegan safe" or not. So...maybe, in that, I have my answer for what I'm going to do with this situation: nothing?

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