The Portland Whole Foods carried a lot of local vegan and raw products which I brought home to sample/review. I tried a Lemon Poppyseed muffin from Everyday Cake and the GimmeGreen Amazake Rice Shake for lunch mid-Pearl district shopping expedition. The Poppyseed muffin was delicious and had great ingredients- all-organic pumpkin puree, agave, whole wheat flour, brown rice flour, olive oil and favorings. I have been wanting to try Amasake and the shake was sooo good! Its very sweet but has no added sweeteners-just the brown rice, banana, and wheat, alfalfa, oat, barley and kamut grass! All sorts of wonderful beta-carotene, calcium, chlorophyll and fiber!
We had an amazing Lebanese meal at Nicholas’s in Southeast District. They brought out a HUGE slab of pita which was great. Their Baba Ghanoug (how many different spellings of roasted eggplant spread are there????) and Lentil soup were great.
We picked up two cupcakes for dessert at Sweetpea
got a zine at Herbivore
and stocked up at Food Fight!
Food Fight is an entirely Vegan “junk” grocery store!!! AHH!!! But it isn’t all “junk” food- I found the one thing I have been searching aimlessly for- gummi “bears” made entirely of fruit juice-no added sweeteners!!!!! Of course they’re not even made in the States-imported from
I also bought a few Raw Revolution Bars- they were much cheaper than I have ever seen them at Whole Foods which surprised me. On sale they had these “Cool Fruits- Fruit Juice Freezers” which are like “Otter Pops” but made entirely of fruit juice! It may not be summer time yet, but popsicles are good year-round, right?