As promised, today should be the last time you have to hear all about this wonderful birthday of mine (until next year, that is!). Thanks to all my fabulous friends and family, I had an amazingly festive birthday today. Many of my gifts were food related, so expect to see evidence of them on this blog in posts to come. :)
Although I didn't take any food photos today, I ate more than I should have! The day began with my thoughtful boss throwing me (and the executive vice president, who shares my birthday) a breakfast bagel party. She cleverly thought to put my candle in a little bowl of fruit, which really touched me. Along with my fruit, I had a sun-dried tomato bagel. Remember that I'm used to eating a Luna bar for breakfast, so fruit and a bagel is a big breakfast in my book!
For lunch, we all went to Kay 'n Dave's, a Mexican restaurant that has 7 vegetarian dishes (!) and doesn't use lard in any of their cooking. I had the fresh veggie plate because I'd eaten too much refined flour for my taste in that huge bagel. My dish was supposed to come with tortillas, but they never arrived, and I was quite content with what I had. A nice mixture of veggies with rice and beans on the side was more than satisfying for this birthday girl.
Of course, I had to have dinner, too, so off I went to Follow Your Heart (yes, again!) for a vegan reuben (yes, again!). Instead of birthday cake, I had a vegan chocolate peanut butter shake for dessert. It was worth every last sinful sip (remind me I wrote that when I attempt to murder my scale tomorrow morning)!
Thus concludes the birthday adventures of Vegyogini for 2008. Thank you for indulging me and for all your birthday wishes!