Sometimes I don’t have enough time to write a good post, but I am constantly shooting and thinking about AFFFG. So every once in a while I’m going to post pics and commentary about what’s cooking at AFFFG, along the lines of “a day in the life of a food-allergic food lover.”
So, without further ado, here’s my first installment of What’s Cooking.
We begin with a terrifically healthy breakfast:
This is the amazing vegan chocolate cupcake from New Cascadia Traditional GF bakery, by far their best product. They sell at the Farmer’s Market at PSU on Saturdays and the Eastbank Market on Thursdays, and they have their own kiosk now over by Trader Joe’s in Northwest Portland. You really must try this tour de force.
And here we are admiring one of my favorite new vendors at the Farmer’s Market, SolPops:
This reminds me that three or four years ago I told The Man: “Man, I’d love to start a popsicle cart at the Farmer’s Market doing all kinds of crazy popsicles, like the paletas shops they have in Mexico.” I even have a folder of recipes I was saving for this project. Then, I had this great idea for a vegan GF bakery stand (hello, New Cascadia Traditional). Alas. I’m happy someone else has taken up the actual hard work of doing it, instead of just thinking about it, like me.
For lunch we take a side trip to Sellwood to some carts we’ve been wanting to try. Here’s my lunch from Kiko’s Uruapan taco truck. This tastes really flippin good, especially the carnitas, which is a good thing since Uruapan is famous for their carnitas.
We also make a stop at Curds & Whey to try more Spanish sheep cheese. Mmmm.
Dinner looks something like this, with grilled carrots, a GrazeFest pork chop, cheese, and a salad:
Dessert is a little recipe we are working on at the moment that is vegan and sent to us by dear reader, RCMB. It involves coconut milk, which I am finally eating again after having gained about 72 lbs from eating it for a month trying to come up with that Chocolate Pudding recipe.
And what would a day be without my favorite “tea”? Mmmmmm! I really do need to stop using my Chinese “tea” as a punchline. But it’s such an easy target.
Good eats to all, and to all a good night.