(Vegan donut from Firestorm Coffeeshop and Bookstore)
My new city that I live in, Asheville, is wonderful and great. I love it! However, I have found that it's a bit of a "food danger zone" for me. Wonderful vegan food is almost on every corner. There are two local ice cream shops that make their own vegan ice cream.....TWO OF THEM!! And they are both delicious! It's crazy! When my mom was in town a couple of weeks ago, we went out to eat at all of the wonderful restaurants instead of me cooking at home. I went a little wild with that! One of the restaurants we ate at was Sunnypoint Cafe. Sunnypoint is listed on the Happy Cow but I had never actually eaten there b/c my time has always been so limited in Asheville and I usually would just go to the all veg restaurants since there are a few to choose from. However, I was blown away by my vegan meal at Sunnypoint. I would definitely go back, especially with my non-veg friends.
I am going to have to learn to control myself with some of the places like Firestorm. It's so easy to be downtown and just stop in for one of their many delicious baked goods. I also discovered this past weekend that their sandwiches are awesome too! Firestorm.....oh how I love and loathe you! :) Just kidding.....I really just love you! I just need to not come in every weekend for your delicious food!
Another place is Veg Heads Vegetarian Drive-thru......a veg drive thru! How awesome is that?! Luckily, this is a little off the beaten path for me so I have only stopped by once and that was really just for the experience. I just got a frozen coffee drink and was able to keep myself from ordering everything off the menu!
After this weekend, I knew it was time to weigh myself again it was not pretty. I have to learn to "check myself before I wreck myself!" I think allowing myself to really enjoy the Asheville foods is important, but moderation is key. That's what I have to figure out. I have to figure how to let myself enjoy without going crazy. Life is a balancing act and I guess nutrition is too. This is what I am going to work on while living in this wonderful city!