- Hummus, tabbouleh, pita, olives and sundried tomato
- Broccoli salad with candied hazelnuts
- Couscous stuffed squash with red capsicum sauce
- Roasted beetroot with parsnip chips and walnuts
- Crispy tofu with noodles and asian vegetables
- Croquettes on a bed of lentils
- Asparagus with sauce
- Potatoes of awesome
Obviously, the potatoes of awesome speak for themselves. Why did they not bring a whole bowl full of these?? I can also remember that the croquettes were amazing, though I don't remember what was in them. Another favourite was the roasted beetroot and parsnip chips, I love some crispy parsnip! But it was all pretty yummy, I highly recommend going if you get a chance.
After dinner we stopped off at Gelato Blue, which was conveniently on the way back to Leigh's place from Rubyos. This time I got a scoop of chocolate hazelnut in a cone - yay for vegan cones!
Our morning plans of going to Mad Hatter bakery for breakfast were scuttled after they announced they would be closed on the Sunday because it was Mardi Gras the night before (we didn't go to that, after dinner and ice cream we went home, I get tired early), and unfortunately Mad Hatter has since closed so I will never have croissants. Instead we went back to Sadhana Kitchen for some Cool Mint smoothies. We wanted something light before our early lunch of Lord of the Fries. LotF is a Melbourne chain that has also opened up a Sydney shop, and it is basically vegetarian and vegan fast food. People had raved about it, but I had never tried it. I wanted to try everything, so I ordered up big. I ordered the Big Mark Burger, the Chick'n Burger, and a Munch Box of chips, onion rings, gravy and cheese.
I really wanted to love this, and while I didn't hate it, I was a bit meh on it. I ate too much of it, which left me feeling slightly icky. I would definitely try it again (they have a poutine and bacon burger special at the moment that looks amazing), but maybe just one burger this time.
After all that indulgence, I didn't really feel like eating much of anything else before I flew home. However I was a bit peckish at the airport, so I did order some guac and tortilla chips from Mad Mex. Why do they give such a small amount of guac for so many chips? WHY!?!?!?!?
So ended my Sydney trip, but I need to talk about the most important thing that happened during it. Leigh introduced me to the wonder of the TV show Twin Peaks, and we watched the whole first season of it while I was there. I knew of it, of course, but had never seen it before. I loved it! I especially love Special Agent Dale Cooper, played by a young and very pretty Kyle MacLachlan. She sent me home with the DVDs of the second season. This is important, and will influence things in future posts.
Cute Kitty Photo of the Post
Leigh's beautiful cat Squeak, who graciously let me share her house, though she judged me with every glare.