Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Vegan-ing in Philly

I’ve been eating delicious vegan foods lately! To be honest, deciding to go vegetarian was a little bit stressful with dental school going on. What do I buy? What do I eat? Am I getting enough nutrients? But now that our schedule is loosening up a bit, I can take time to explore. And I’m so glad I have beautiful friends (like Laura and Barbara) to support me and answer all my questions. ;)

I finally tried pizza from Blackbird Pizzeria- I loved the harvest pizza with brussel sprouts and leek. Fake cheese freaks me out (not to mention it never melts the right way) but this was delicious.


It’s so much fun trying new vegetables and fruits. Especially in Philly with all the farmers’ markets and CHINATOWN, I get to develop my palate. When we went to Vedge earlier, we ordered whatever sounded good and had a blast trying different things. We were having so much fun tasting & chatting that I forgot to take pictures but here’s one from after dessert.


And I close on a sappy note: I was talking to my dad and he told me that he looked up vegan restaurants near our house. For when I come home this summer! :) This comes from my biggest eating partner-in-crime.

The thing about Korean food is that although many meals are vegetarian, many of the big party meals have meat: bulgogi, kalbi, etc. But there are so many delicious greens dishes in Korea with lots of root vegetables and fresh mushrooms! I can’t wait to go home and make delicious vegan meals for my family. Cooking for people you love has got to be the best feeling in the world.

By the way, if you are interested in trying out vegetarianism/vegan, read The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. It’s incredible with information on veganism and practical tips to make that transition.