When food catches me off guard by being extremely delicious, I find it much more gratifying than if I had been prepared for it to be that good. That’s what makes seeking out new restaurants and constantly creating new recipes so appealing to me. And it is what made my trip to Prasad an eye-opening and revitalizing experience, reminding me of how completely satisfying a well-prepared vegan meal can be.
Spoiler alert: the food I ate there inspired this recipe!
Last week, I took my first solo vacation. It was to somewhere I’d never been, but had always wanted to go – Portland, Oregon.
I think my expectations of the city had just been accumulating over time, from friends who had visited some of the many epic breweries there, or whose aunts cultivated massive personal gardens in the area, from magazine articles touting the burgeoning culinary scene, and even quirky TV shows that poked fun at the laid-back hippy/hipster vibe Portland is reported to exude.
All of it made me want to go.Read More