Thursday, December 6, 2007

San Diego

Fall disappeared while we were gone, and this photo was taken before going to CA. It's 'Banana Crumble' from The Joy of Vegan Baking. It's super easy to make and fun to serve in individual dishes. You must eat this dish warm with a scoop of Soy Delicious vanilla. Really, you must!






Thanksgiving was spent in Irvine with the extended family. Art and I brought a Tofurkey, and the relatives thoughtfully made a special portion of dressing without chicken for us. Now that's love!
After the festivities, the G-pa's took the girls and Art and I headed to San Diego. We found a bargain on Craig's List, and this was the view from our windows. There were as many dolphins as surfers out there everyday!




We rented bicycles and left the car parked the entire time. We peddled to Vegan Zone to get food.











We know what we like, and ordered the same thing as always. Art is partial to the 'Pineapple Burger' and I dig the 'High Protein Salad'. This time, we also shared the 'Sate'.


This restaurant is a great beach alternative to the regular junk. I highly recommend it.






We scooped up the girls later in the week and headed back to San Diego for some kid touristy activities.

Don't our little spuds look like So-Cal locals sitting below a palm tree wearing shades?!







We went to SipZ because we were starving after playing all day. This is the best food, ever! For real. As you can see, the ambiance is nothing special, and the service lacks unless Karen is with us. But doesn't matter because they have fabulous food! Check our parade: the person seating us, Art (hand extended in the middle), Liv, Abi, and me following with a camera. Hard to fly under the radar with this procession! :)



We ALWAYS order the 'Sweet & Sour Chicken' and this time, we ordered two more to go. For the chicas, we got a plate of steamed veggies and rice. It was a somewhat peaceful meal because the girls were entertained by the fish swimming beside us.

The girls and I spent a day with Karen, and I plan on sharing some photos next time. Lately, I've been a bit out of it, literally. Some major dental work, and some narcotics to go along. So, not much cooking happening, mostly just maintaining. Hope you're doing well!!

19 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

welcome back, Vicki!! we've missed you in the blogging world!! :0)

mmm, look at that Banana Crumble!! yum!! Serving it with a scoop of So Delicious ice 'cream' definitely sounds like a 'must' with that dessert - yum!!

That's so wonderful that your family accommodated you, during Thanksgiving - yay for chicken-free stuffing! :0D

Looks like you certainly had a fun trip to San Diego - and how nice that you have a chance to visit Karen!! I hope she's doing well - she's been away from the blogging world since early October! :0(

Johanna3 said...

great photos, get well soon :)

maybepigscanfly said...

So glad to see you back Vicki!

MMMM... Banana crumble. I bet that didn't even last a day!

I'm glad you had a nice time in San Diego and Irvine. How sweet of the family to think of you and art to make veggie stuffing.

Your girls are definitely cuter than the So Cal locals- trust me!

Oh no I do hope that you and your teeth are feeling better. Yeah those narcotics do make a person go little bit out of it, haha! (I myself just had a stint on some medical narcotics- yuck).

springsandwells said...

Hi Vicki!
I'm glad to see a post from you... I've been missing you & thinking of you. It's great to see some of the news from your California trip. That San Diego view looks amazing!!! I sure do like San Diego. I've never been to the Vegan Zone, though! I'll have to remember that for next time I'm down there. Abi looks so big! Look at those curls... oh my. Say hello to everyone for me!
:) Amey

Vegan_Noodle said...

Looks like a wonderful trip to SoCal! Glad you and Art got to spend some quality time alone :-) The food looks simple and delicious and the photo of your girls in their sunglasses is adorable!!
Hope your teeth feel better...

julie hasson said...

So glad to have you back blogging Vicki! It looks like you had a fabulous time in So Cal.

Love the pic of the girls in their sun glasses hanging out on the rocks. They are adorable as ever!

Julie

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julie hasson said...

Sorry you're not feeling good Vicki. Hope you feel better soon!

Julie

bazu said...

Vicki, I loved this post. Your daughters are really growing up- the photo with the sunglasses and palm tree made me gasp- they look like little ladies now! Awwwww.

So cool about your so.cal journey... I didn't know you had family in Irvine! I'll be there exactly a week from today, to (gulp) meet with my advisor at school...

Theresa said...

Good to have you back, Vicki! It looks like you had a great trip!

Vegan Baker said...

Welcome back -- looks like a fun trip. Your girls are so cute! I hope your teeth feel better soon.

Shananigans said...

Oh, what I would do for some SoCal vegan friendly eats and biking weather about now! Oh well, I guess I'll just have to convince myself I love the snow. Looks like a fun visit. The girls are so cute :)

Paulina said...

I love San Diego and I'm sure it's very vegan friendly. Too bad I wasn't vegan when I visited it two years ago :(

Julie from Julie's Kind Kitchen said...

What a coincidence-I will be in San Diego next weekend and I was just wondering about places to eat!

It looks like you and your family had fun. Those girls of yours are SO precious :)

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Oh what great photos! That banana crumble looks divine!

Melody Polakow said...

Looks and sounds like you all had a fabulous time!

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