Jul 31, 2013

WIAW #98: Wrapping Up NYC

I enjoyed last week's photo dump, so here's another photo-dump style WIAW to wrap up my time in NYC.

Peas and Crayons

Premium vanilla bean ice cream with lots of fig jam and crushed walnuts is a delightful way to cool off in the summer heat.

Balanced with a spicy ratatouille (with eggplant, various colored peppers, mushrooms, sweet potato, and random other yumminess).

But when it's really too hot to cook, peanut butter (and soy nut butter, on the right) sandwiches are great.

Slapped together for less messy eating, but still with lots of nut butter - just the way that I like them.

A fruity smoothie can be refreshing.

I tend to love green smoothies, but sometimes the pretty pale colors of just-fruit-and-milk smoothies is a nice change.

These hideodorous green chocolate protein pancakes tasted really, really good - much better than they look (served on vanilla yogurt and baked fruit - I think apples, maybe pear?).

For a NYC splurge, I love Organic Avenue wraps.

They're made with whole food ingredients:

Making them as good for you as they are delicious!

Why, oh why, is there no Organic Avenue cafe/shop in Boston?

I would faint in happiness if they would open one there. I still prefer the Thai Collard Wrap (similar to their Veggie Tahini Wrap, but the sweetness of the mango and the creaminess of the almond butter makes it even better) to the Mushroom Wrap, but both are delicious.

The cauliflower salad is delicious, too, though it's not a meal-sized portion.

But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in flavor.

Sweet from the dates and refreshing from the mint it is, like their other culinary delights, a real treat!

These Maki Rolls from Juice Generation are really delicious, too. Juice Generation has fewer raw food offerings than Organic Avenue (or maybe just fewer in the store) but the pricing is similar and they're just as delicious - and it's all different entrees than Organic Avenue offers, so they complement one another well.

Their Acai Bowls are also beyond delicious, though I don't have a good photo at the moment. 

What's your favorite way to stay cool in the heat?

Can you believe tomorrow is August?

When does summer end for you?


  1. that sushi looks great, I love multiple veggie rolls!


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