Hey there to all you lovely bloggers in bloggerland, I’ve been a little inactive, but I’ve noticed some new followers so I wanted to say hello, and welcome to my little corner of the world!
I have been playing around with the idea of being vegan for about a year now, and it’s been a really good couple of weeks.
Lately, we’ve been doing like a family style bbq on Sundays, last week I had a portobello mushroom as my meat and it was delish! This week I had the great idea of jalapeño poppers and oh my goodness they were so good! Super simple, and as good as the real deal! I simply took a few jalapeños, rinsed them, took all their insides out to make them less spicy, stuffed with vegan cream cheese, wrapped some thawed out vegan bacon on it and garnished with a little olive oil and salt that I picked up in La Jolla last summer that has a little lime in it. (La Jolla salt co) I have been trying to be practical about what I bring back from my travels and let me tell you, this salt was super practical and delicious, I can’t wait to get back up there this summer and bring some more flavors home to try!
It’s always a great victory when I’m able to find a craving that I have for something with animal products, and replace it with vegan options which leads me to a bakery I visited this week called Crumbville. I’ve been following them for awhile on Instagram, (edubalicioustreats on Instagram) but I’m a little awkward, not going to lie, so it took me a bit to go and find it, but I’m so glad I did because oh my yum! First things first, great parking area, that’s pretty important to me as I don’t like to get stuck in small parking lots. Upon entering, the owner greeted me with a hug, when is the last time you’ve been greeted at an establishment with a hug? It was well appreciated and super sweet as were these treats I picked up! The first image is a vegan cupcake I believe they are called stuffed cups as there is a cookie baked into this cupcake oh my yum! I couldn’t eat this in one setting, and it paired awesome with a nice cup of coffee! I also picked up a vegan Oreo. It was two ginger snaps with frosting in between kind of reminded me of an oatmeal sandwich or a Whoopie pie. The ginger snaps had such an intense flavor, they really made it unlike anything I’ve ever had. My only regret, not picking up something for my sister!
I’ve had a lot of fun looking for new vegan places to try around Houston, I’m kind of a lazy vegan at the moment and it’s fun to try new places and get ideas of what is out there.