Today we’re going to head back to California and take a look at some of the food highlights of my weekend in Sacramento/Sonoma. We tried some fabulous restaurants that I really want to highlight, so expect a follow-up post where I’ll expand a little more on some of these. For today, let’s just enjoy the food porn that is What I Ate Wednesday! And since this blog is already Better With Veggies, you know I love this month’s theme:
What WIAW isn’t about
Comparison – Judgement – Restriction – Guilt
What WIAW is about
Celebrating one of the glorious things we all have in common: We all eat!
WIAW is about food and fun! It’s about making new friends, breaking out of a food rut, inspiring yourself & others, embracing fruit & vegetables, finding new ways to eat your favorite foods, and so much more <3
Celebrate blogging. Celebrate Food. Celebrate Individuality.
[Cause over here, we like to party!]
1 – Salad of the Season (the girl + the fig, Sonoma) with shaved parsnips, roasted shallots, pickled kumquats, & kumquat vinaigrette
2 – Baha Street Tacos (Sugar Plum Vegan Cafe, Sacramento) with shredded cabbage, pico de gallo, lime creama, & jalapeno served with spanish rice & black beans
3- Mixed seasonal radishes (the girl + the fig, Sonoma) with olive oil & grey sea salt
4. FigCello (the girl + the fig, Sonoma) – think of a Lemoncello, but with fig instead of lemon.
5. Kale & Sweet Potato Pizza with Sriracha Aioli (Sugar Plum Vegan Cafe, Sacramento)
6. Dad’s Spaghetti and Quinoa Balls (Dad’s Kitchen, Sacramento)
I loved Sacramento (and already knew I loved Sonoma) and would love to go back. It was fantastic finding so many restaurants that offered excellent plant-based dishes on their menu! Only one of these three restaurants was a vegan restaurant, the other two were far from it and still offered some great choices (like quinoa balls, instead of meatballs at Dad’s Kitchen). I was really impressed with the variety and quality of food, which is what I have seen in every visit to California.
I’ll happily go back to Sacramento anytime! =)
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