Mexican fare is by far my favorite style of cooking. Avocado, beans, salsa and cilantro, what’s there not to love!!! It is a magical mix of flavours that dance on your taste-buds and go well with tequila!
The problem with Mexican cuisine is that we live in a world with Americanized everything. Italian, Chinese, Mexican, these dishes have wandered so far from the actual root of the culture that the traditions and flavours are often lost. SO I turned to a Toronto based resto that I could trust to provide me with authentic mexican cuisine… Watch this video to see the amazing dishes that were prepared for me!
Ceviche made with jicama instead of fish, Tacos with a mushroom base and tonnes of Avocado was used in many dishes instead of fresh cream… food heaven never tasted so good.
Thanks Milagro Cantina Mexicana!!!
Want to see where else I’m eating? Follow me on twitter… I post my favorite dishes from all sorts of non vegan restaurants.
I have wanted to attend Coachella since I first heard about the festival in 1999. The 1999 lineup consisted of Rage Against the Machine, Tool, Ben Harper, Modest Mouse and Beck, just to name a few. As years passed, I was either in school, broke, or just never had anyone that was serious about going with me. There was always a lot of talk and no action. As I started my 20s I made a promise to myself. No regrets, act now, think later. I told myself I was not going to go through life missing out on the experiences I wanted to include in my biography later on down the road. Even if I had to do them by myself… which I do quite often, with no money, and no plan. Luckily I met someone who is as spontaneous and wild as I am. Yeah, you know I’m talking about you Saralicious.
The first step to this was moving out, the second was picking up and heading to Toronto, driving to Chicago for Lollapalooza, and starting this blog. (If you haven’t watched the video from last year, here it is…) So Get ready for videos, pictures and tweets from my week down in the U S of A … you knows it’s going to be filled with #shitsarasays and tons of stories about yours truly causing heaps of trouble.
In less than 24 hours we’re going on a road trip kids! First LA, then Vegas than Coachella Valley. So keep your eyes open for updates and vegan tips while on the road. See ya on the flip side kids!
EEEEEEEeeee so excited!
This video perfectly describes how I am feeling today. Today I felt the love. I felt the love from my peers, my mentors, those that inspire me and those that continue to push me each and every day. One year ago I moved to Toronto on a whim. Everyone thought I had figured it out, that I had made plans and had a clue. Boy were they wrong. I moved to Toronto having no effing idea what I was doing; I had no money, no job, knowing no one,and moved into a random-ass basement apartment to start over. All I knew was I liked to cook, I wanted to help people and that I had waaaaay too many opinions.
One night after a bottle of wine I started a blog. I didn’t really know where I wanted to go with it but I knew I could cook, so I started to post recipes. (Click here to read my first post, the typos are fantastic). At the time I was transitioning into a vegan diet, with the hopes of one day becoming a raw foodist. Those closest to me thought I was nuts. “The blonde punchdrunk party girl is going to go raw… puhleeease that will never happen…” they thought and/or told me.
Let’s fast forward through a year of networking, A LOT of yoga, messy kitchens and taste tests. We find ourselves at Queens Park on a hot July day. I’ve been sitting in the sun meditating on my life when finally my path smacked me in the face, and the concept of edgeBars were born. A total passion product that has really captivated the hearts of many in 6 short months. Watching this baby and my blog grow is incredibly fascinating. I recently quit my job at lululemon social media to pursue my dreams of creating and blogging full-time. HUGE. My mom might be having a mini heart attack as she reads this…
In times of struggle and feelings of self-defeat I’ve often wondered if anything i did even mattered? If anyone was even reading my blogs or if I was just writing an online journal that no one was interested in. It is in those moments of weakness that God always sends me a sign.
Today I was working the Juicebar at Belmonte Raw. A “fan” (thats so weird) came in and told the Owner and Chef that she was here to “try what this vegan blogger she follows has been tweeting about…” When Carol asked her who it was and realized it was me, she started to laugh and yelled, “Hey, EdgyVeg… you have a fan visitor!” …to her surprise I was there, and to my surprise I had a following. Me? a following? What the heck?! We talked and I realized that I am making a difference after all. People DO read what I have to say and take it seriously. I have a group of faithful readers that care about this blog as much as I do. My heart has been playing a tune that sounds exactly like Jungle Drum all day… So if you take nothing else from this article, please do take this: The world is huge, step outside of your comfort zone and you will be able to do anything.
Life is good.