Friday, June 20, 2008

Farmer's Market and Steamed Vegetables

Every Tuesday for the past month and a half, the Pflugerville Farmer's Market has been open. I was so excited about this because now are going there almost every week; before, when we had to drive all the way to Austin for a farmer's market, it happened much less often, only a few times a year. They have lots of delicious produce- berries, Fredericksburg peaches(which are THE BEST PEACHES, no contest), squash, tomatoes, peppers, and more. They have delicious herbal teas, live music, and VEGAN BAKED GOODS from Happy Vegan Bakery. When I first saw this, I couldn't believe it. Fresh vegan baked goods in Pflugerville? You mean I don't have to go all the way to Dhaba Joy? Sweet! The baker is a really sweet young woman from South Africa. She offers cupcakes, brownies, oatmeal and chocolate chip cookies, ice cream, and recently, bread, all vegan. This past Tuesday, I bought a Banana Carmel Cupcake, which was fantastic.

Last night I made a recipe from Skinny Bitch in the Kitch called Steamed Vegetables and Tofu with Brown Rice. But instead of the sauce they suggest making for it, I just seasoned it with a tiny bit of Bragg's and left out the pine nuts, since I didn't have any. Also, I used a yellow squash from the farmer's market instead of the broccoli, since we also had broccoli on the side(which I ate before taking the picture). I really like this recipe because it was really simple and really healthy, and the Bragg's gave it just enough extra flavor, but not too much.

Today is the first day of summer. HA! It's been 100 degrees for the past month or longer here.


ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Happy first day of summer to you! Haha I know, it should NOT be called "spring" when it's 100+ degrees outside!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

Happy first day of summer to you! Haha I know, it should NOT be called "spring" when it's 100+ degrees outside!

Anonymous said...

Farmers Market are the best.. too bad I haven't found any real good ones up here in Chicago.. ugh..

YUM! A vegan bakery, how sweet is that! That cupcake looks marvelous!


Katy said...

It sounds like you have a great Farmer's Market. That cupcake looks deeeelicious!

Paulina said...

Oh.My.Gosh. You mean there's vegan baked goods in Pfluegerville?! That's way closer than Austin from where I live. I'm gonna need to beg my parents to take me one of these days.

Ruby Red Vegan said...

Oh my gosh, another vegan baked good place in Texas?!? I surely hope I can make my way there sometime; a vegan brownie sounds like just what I need, though your banana caramel cupcake sounds freaking amazing!

thanks for tagging me too - i'll try to get to posting the survey soon!

romina said...

I totally would've gotten that cupcake if i saw it!

Anonymous said...

OH! your so lucky, i could never find a vegan place in texas if i tried! and sorry about deleting my other blog, but i did get a new one! :o)

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That cuppy cake looks real good right now. Just finished lunch and I'm needing dessert! Your plates look nice and healthy.