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Brainnnnssss! Vegan strawberry vanilla cupcake from LUNCH Cafe & Eatery in Fairbanks Alaska.

Brainnnnssss! 
Vegan strawberry vanilla cupcake from LUNCH Cafe & Eatery in Fairbanks Alaska.

Thai food in Fairbanks

For anyone who ever visits Fairbanks Alaska (or you already live here and don’t know) LemonGrass Thai Cuisine is one of the best places to go for vegan food! Seriously, it’s amazing. They have three pages of vegetarian food and they are willing to make anything vegan. It even says in big, capital letters that they will. Not only do they have vegetables and organic tofu as options, they also have textured vegetable protein. They clearly list which foods contain fish sauce and/or shrimp seasoning so you can ask them to keep it out and they put the word ‘egg’ in bold letters whenever it’s listed in the ingredients. One of my favorite things about the place is that they use locally grown vegetables. Above all, the food tastes. I hadn’t been there in a very long time and when I went there for dinner tonight, I was highly impressed. Just wanted to share because it’s so hard sometimes to find good vegan food when eating out.

Got a yummy vegan, chocolate strawberry cupcake today. Very very tasty!That’s Socrates in the back saying Happy Halloween!

Got a yummy vegan, chocolate strawberry cupcake today. Very very tasty!

That’s Socrates in the back saying Happy Halloween!

Found these big white button mushrooms at the store and made a yummy gravy with them to go over fresh mashed potatoes. I left some of them whole and ate them like little mushroom steaks.  I’m a huge fan of putting cracked black pepper and fresh dill in my mashed potatoes. What about you? Also, am I the only person who peels my mushrooms?

Anyone else try these?
Umm… yum!

Anyone else try these?

Umm… yum!

I think I have an addiction.
Broccoli.
I’ve been eating it at least once a day. Steamed or raw. Tonight’s dinner was steamed broccoli over couscous made with diced portobello mushrooms. I sprinkled red pepper flakes on top which is my favorite way to eat broccoli.

I think I have an addiction.

Broccoli.

I’ve been eating it at least once a day. Steamed or raw. Tonight’s dinner was steamed broccoli over couscous made with diced portobello mushrooms. I sprinkled red pepper flakes on top which is my favorite way to eat broccoli.

Dinner!
Steamed broccoli with red pepper flakes, wild rice, and a portobello mushroom steak. 

Dinner!

Steamed broccoli with red pepper flakes, wild rice, and a portobello mushroom steak. 

My newest addiction
Sliced banana with maple almond butter. Amazing.

My newest addiction

Sliced banana with maple almond butter. Amazing.

Gluten free and vegan vanilla cupcake with homemade strawberry frosting from LUNCH Cafe and Eatery in Fairbanks Alaska. Simply amazing.

Gluten free and vegan vanilla cupcake with homemade strawberry frosting from LUNCH Cafe and Eatery in Fairbanks Alaska. Simply amazing.

Buying car parts today wasn’t the best experience of my life. At one store I was called “cute” for fixing a car. A, I’m not the one fixing it, and B, if I were, why would that be “cute”? At another store Iw as told that I would be a very pretty person if it wasn’t for my nose ring. I promptly told the guy he’d be a very person if he wasn’t such an asshole. At least I have car parts and I can hopefully get my car fix.

Anyone else go through this kind of stuff?

Vegan vanilla donut with chocolate frosting from LUNCH Cafe & Eatery in Fairbanks Alaska.

Vegan vanilla donut with chocolate frosting from LUNCH Cafe & Eatery in Fairbanks Alaska.

Do people other then us Alaskans use Ulu knifes? I love this tool. The board has a slight dip to it and you rock the knife back and forth. It’s really sharp and great for cutting veggies. Works fine with a regular chopping board as well and I even use it to cut small personal sized pizzas!
So, do you use one and if so, what for?

Do people other then us Alaskans use Ulu knifes? I love this tool. The board has a slight dip to it and you rock the knife back and forth. It’s really sharp and great for cutting veggies. Works fine with a regular chopping board as well and I even use it to cut small personal sized pizzas!

So, do you use one and if so, what for?