Oh my gosh. I canâ€™t even believe all the awesome things Iâ€™ve gotten to do lately! I swear this isnâ€™t normally my life ðŸ™‚
Today, Jess and I decided to head over to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island! Itâ€™s practically in Canada and the only way to get there is by ferry. I love ferries ðŸ™‚ Especially ones with views like this!!
Ridiculous, right?! It was even sunny! Yes, it was sunny in Washington state! (In winter!!)
The ferry ride was about an hour long (of awesomeness) ðŸ™‚
It had been awhile since breakfast, so when we arrived in Friday Harbor, we headed straight for a cafe overlooking the water called The Doctorâ€™s Office that my friend Kris recommended! It was pretty much the cutest place ever AND had all sorts of awesome healthy and vegan things. YAY!!
We both got tea and split a delicious blueberry oat barâ€¦ SO GOOD!!!
And then we headed out for our adventure of the day: biking!
We ended up doing a 12 mile loop around part of the island.
It was INTENSE!! There were so many hills we thought we might die (this ainâ€™t no southern California beach biking!!), but weâ€™re hardcore, so it was all good ðŸ˜‰ Plus, there were beautiful views to reward us for said hills!
I heart snow capped mountains ðŸ™‚
I donâ€™t think these people want me to come live with them on their farm. Damn.
Totally spent a good 10 minutes playing with auto timer to take this pic, heh ðŸ˜‰
We didnâ€™t get back to town until about 2 so we were STARVING and ready for some serious lunch! We clearly headed back to The Doctorâ€™s Office and ordered just about the entire menu! Doctorâ€™s orders ðŸ˜‰
We both started with a cup of their southwest black bean chili, which was super yummy.
And then we split this AWESOME wrap â€” it was vegan homemade baba ghanoush and raw veggies stuffed in an Ezekiel sprouted grain wrap (my fave!), topped with some flax oil and chili oil! OMG!!!
I need this cafe to be next door to my house. ðŸ™‚
And since clearly that wasnâ€™t enough food, I also made a custom juice (LOVE JUICEâ€¦ must get a juicerâ€¦) with ginger, apple, carrot, spinach, and celery. I wanted beet in there too but they were out! It was SO GOOD. I love the ginger/apple flavor.
You didnâ€™t think we were done yet, did you?! Dessert was these amazing vegan/gluten free almond butter balls (although they were actually tiny squares, heh), made with almond butter, coconut butter, dates, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, agave syrup, and unsweetened coconut. To die for.
And then, just so we didnâ€™t die of starvation on the ferry or anything, we purchased this piece of Zucchini Apple Walnut (!!!) Bread to share on the ride home. Clearly we were a little hungry after our bike ride ðŸ˜‰ This was also super amazing!! I want to try to recreate it at homeâ€¦
What an awesome day. Fresh air, exercise, beautiful views, great food, and time spent with a best friend. What else could you ask for in life, really. ðŸ™‚
Weâ€™re now back and drinking wine, baking cookies, and making dinner while we wait for Jessâ€™s fiancÃƒÂ© David to get home!
Iâ€™ll be back with another awesome recipe tomorrowâ€¦ Jess is making my very favorite meal she used to make when we were roommates!! ðŸ™‚ Stay tunedâ€¦