“el bandito rojo” de RFD

hey, hey, hey! it’s hump-day again! time flieeeessss, doesn’t it? four days until i hit the road! i still have a lot of packing to do. and because of that, my room is a pigsty right now, which is really bugging me. but i won’t have to deal with it much longer! i have a few people i still need to say goodbye to, and i feel overwhelmed trying to figure out when i should see each of them. all day saturday i’m helping cashier at a body building show again, and then i leave first thing sunday morning. so i don’t have much time! anywho, let’s get to the nummies. this morning’s breakfast was fab. i mixed more cinnamon into the leftover chia pudding from yesterday and it was much betta.

chia pudding, banana soft serve, coconut butter

chia pudding, banana soft serve, coconut butter

this breakfast was totally raw! cool! and i think i’m eating at a raw restaurant for lunch today. now the pressure is on to make a raw dinner tonight in order to keep up the theme! we’ll see about that…haha…at night i’m usually in the mood to cook! (with heat.) but as much as i love cooked foods, i can’t deny that i feel more energized after a raw meal. on that note, i’ll now show you a 0% raw meal, haha.

chickpea-veggie saute, warmed pita, kale chips, miso ginger wasabi dressing for dipping

chickpea-veggie saute, warmed pita, kale chips, miso ginger wasabi dressing for dipping

a close-up of the goods

a close-up of the goods

this was yesterday’s lunch. it was delicious! i’m glad i decided to throw the pita into the mix, because it tasted great with the veggies and garbanzos. and i finally made kale chips! yeah yuhhhh! i loved them! i seasoned this batch with sea salt and chili powder. yum! i’ll certainly be making kale chips again. next up: my dinner at real food daily last night! it was a great family dinner. i enjoyed every minute of it. of course little ol’ indecisive me debated over what to order, but i finally decided on “el bandito rojo” because when i asked the waiter about it, he said that it’s his favorite dish on the menu. that was good enough for me! now…i present to you…drum roll pleeeease…EL BANDITO ROJO, courtesy of real food daily, the most astounding vegan joint on the planet (as far as this chica is concerned.) i love you ann gentry!

corn enchiladas, seasoned tempeh, salsa rojo, spanish rice, black beans, pico de gallo, tofu sour cream, guacamole

corn enchiladas, seasoned tempeh, salsa rojo, spanish rice, black beans, pico de gallo, tofu sour cream, guacamole

now you KNOW i’m not about to say “i ate half of this and felt soooo full.” ladies and gentlemen, i ate the entire thing! yes, i did. every last grain of rice, every last bit of sauce i could get onto my fork. pshh, as if it was hard to polish off that tasty plate. since i take so long to eat, i was still working on my plate after everyone else was finished. this is not a rarity when i dine out with people. so i told them to order dessert while i finished my meal, since i knew i was going to be too full to have some anyway. i finished my dinner RIGHT as dessert arrived. and even though i have trouble eating dessert directly after finishing a meal, i couldn’t help but have a few bites of the coconut cream tart. ahhhh, it was heavenly. but just a few bites sufficed, since i was pretty satiated from that incredible dinner! i neglected to take a picture of this divine dessert, and for that i apologize…because it really was amazing.

that’s it for today, loves. i wish i had time to do some blog reading right now, but i really don’t! i’m going to make myself a cup of mayan cocoa spice tea and then i have to get started with my day! but i’ll be back later to do the usual blog-stalking and commenting. love you all!


13 Responses to ““el bandito rojo” de RFD”

  1. VeggieGirl Says:

    Glad you enjoyed every bite 🙂

    Have a lovely rest of the day!!

  2. Bianca- Vegan Crunk Says:

    That plate does look damn tasty. Rice, beans, and all the fixins! I love the idea of eating banana soft serve for breakfast. I gotta try that!

  3. veganfritz Says:

    El bandito rojo, does that mean ‘The Red Bandit’? That dish looks delish. rice n’ beans, enchiladas, pico de gallo, & guac – talk about mouthgasm. I’d love to make tofu sour cream some time, I’m going to look into that.

  4. Jess Says:

    That meal looks delicious! So good! I would’ve finished it too! No shame, no shame. Love love love that raw breakfast!! Banana soft serve is SO good! Have you tried mixing it in the processor with PB?
    ❤ jess

  5. Katie Says:

    Thanks so so much! I am glad that you liked listening to my story. Very nice of you!

    Have a great evening! First day of senior year tomorrow for me. 🙂


  6. Nora Says:

    I always finish my crazy big meals at fancy vegan restaurants. it’s like a challenge that i’ll always win 🙂

  7. Emily Says:

    Love your chickpea salad mix. Chickpeas are one of my fave protein sources.

    Glad you enjoyed your family dinner. Sounds like it was an amazing restaurant and delish food!

  8. Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope Says:

    That raw breakfast sounds delicious! And that Chickpea salad totally reminds me of my own Chickpea Pita Salad recipe on my blog. LOVE IT! 🙂


  9. broccolihut Says:

    Yeah for being a member of the clean plate club–I’m right there with ya. A coconut cream tart sounds pretty perfect right about now.

  10. Special K Says:

    Totally WANT some coconut butter! Where do you get it?

  11. Katie Says:

    I had a great school day…hopefully tomorrow and the days following will be good as well. My hummus was good, but didn’t turn out as great as I had wanted it to. Got any good recipes for hummus? 🙂

  12. Bill Bartmann Says:

    Cool site, love the info.

  13. Bill Bartmann Says:

    This site rocks!

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