My time in the breathtaking and picturesque Pacific Northwest has officially come to an end. Made it up to Mt. Bachelor for a quick photo opp. Never got a chance to ski or snow shoe…next time I will make it a priority.
My last stop eating out & about in Bend,OR was Bōken. An adult beverage seemed like a good place to start. I sipped the cool blend of cucumber vodka and blood orange juice that is the Boken-tini while I pondered lunch selections. Blood oranges can make a drink seem so much sexier…y’know? Lemon grass tofu banh mi ( Vietnamese style sandwich) is served with the same delicious house marinated pickled daikon and carrots that garnish an order of Shitake skewers. I’m a pickle fiend and love love loved the marinated cauliflower.
Veggie Lumpia and a Coconut Martini @Bōken.
My vegan chili entry into the annual cook-off was good but not good enough to beat cousin Keith. He won first place for the fourth year in a row! I’m still perfecting this recipe but should have it ready to post soon.
Mission accomplished in Bend: Got Cousin Paul to incorporate green smoothies into his diet and he knows that you don’t “suffer” when eating a plant-based diet.
This week I’ll have a post about my new favorite spices for kitchen alchemy. Have a great weekend friends!
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