Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy Heart Day

I didn't mean to be alarmist in that last post. I would describe myself more accurately as "hypoglycemic" rather than "diabetic." I have had one test that confirmed that a few years ago, but since then my blood sugar tests have been normal. I'm definitely going to try to focus on vegetables rather than animal products as I try to lower the amount of carbs in my diet. Of course, the most important thing for me is to cut out/severely limit sugar and white carbs. Progress has been slow but mostly steady on that front.

In any case, we had a delicious, healthy vegan meal for Valentine's Day. We went to Sunflower vegetarian restaurant, which was packed with people of all different ages and backgrounds. I always love to see a vegetarian restaurant full!

We started with miso soup and "sushi" as appetizers:


and moved on to a veggie & tofu sandwich and "Orange Imagination," a delicious plate of seitan, broccoli, carrots, orange slices, pine nuts, and goji berries all coated with a tangy orange sauce.


It was a very satisfying and special meal. And to top it off, a copy of Veganomicon was one of my Valentine's presents!

(Pushups completed: 370)

6 comments:

zandria said...

Yum, yum! I went to their first restaurant over a year ago, but the location in Falls Church wasn't open yet. I'll have to try to make it out there soon!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...
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ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Is that the Sunflower restaurant that's in Maryland (or Virginia, I forget which)? If so, I loooove that place and am so jealous that you got to eat there!

Veggie Cookster said...

What an awesome looking dinner! I got Veganomicon for my birthday recently, and I can't wait to dig into it!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oh I know! When I was younger, my mom wouldn't even let me go into a shelter (or a Petsmart on a Saturday when they have their adopt-a-pet days) because I wanted to take all the animals home with me. It's so sad leaving the animals every day, it really is. But I know I CAN'T take them all home. For now I have to be happy that I've saved two and can give at least a little comfort to the rest :o/

Monika K said...

Sweet - what a great Valentine's Day present!