I need to back up real quick and post about the birthday lunch I had with my family on my actual birthday last friday. I have lots more to share from our trip in Austin, but I was getting ahead of myself. So, the hubby and I met up with my two older sisters Sarah and Nadia at Green, San Antonio’s only 100% Vegetarian and Kosher Restaurant in downtown San Antonio. My mom, who also had our nephew Dylan, got incredibly lost on the way there and we spent the first half hour just trying to give her directions over the phone. She kept hitting streets blocked off by Fiesta Parades, but eventually after a lot of yelling and consulting of Nadia’s iPhone, she found us. In the mean time Nadia ordered the Raw Pecan Hummus as an appetizer. I love Green’s hummus, it’s tasty, a bit sweet and goes really well with the vegetables it’s served with. I’m not a huge celery fan (they taste like Christmas Trees to me for some reason), but that’s just me.
Veggie Platter with Raw Hummus
Green also uses this delightful raw pecan hummus in the Hummus Sandwich I ordered. I’m a big fan of crunchy veggies in sandwiches, so I’ve ordered this several times before. I really love the texture of sprouts and carrots in a sandwich, along with the moist hummus. I ordered the soup de jour as my side, which was a hearty vegetable stew. In all the times I’ve ordered a the soup of the day with my meal, I’ve always been satisfied.
My mom ordered the Green Burger with a side of rice, which she really liked. Here is our little nephew Dylan being adorable, as usual.
Little Dylan with a Green Burger
Special of the Day: Vegan Flautas
Mark and Nadia ordered the lunch special, which was Vegan Flautas with rice and beans. The rice and beans tasted homemade and fresh. The bright green sauce drizzled on top was a vegan poblano ranch dressing made in-house. They gave us extra on the side, which I happily dipped my sandwich into.
Vegan S’more Cupcake
All of Green’s desserts are vegan and delicious, but at that point we didn’t have any more room for sweets, so I took these little treats home for later.
Vegan Red Velvet Cupcake
My sister Sarah, the chef of the family, was sweet enough to bake me an amazing Vegan Cheesecake.
Vegan Cheesecake with Chocolate Chips
It’s always nice to share a good meal with my family. It’s especially nice now, since my family has become a mix of vegan, vegetarian, and vegetarian-inclined people. It’s quite a change from just a few years ago when I was alone on my Vegetarian journey. It’s encouraging to have a family that is willing and eager to support my lifestyle choices and have made many of the same choices in their lives as well.
p.s. Sarah will be sharing her recipe for the delicious vegan cheesecake above in my next post, so stay tuned!