Meatless Monday is a movement to get Americans to eat less meat and more veggies by the simple expedient of not eating any animal products one day a week. It's a great way to segue into vegetarianism or even veganism, or just make a small but real difference in your health and the environment. To that end, on Meatless Mondays here at Soy Chai Bookshelf I will talk about anything related to food and vegetarianism, from cookbook reviews to to recipes I've created (don't hold your breath) to bragging about the delicious vegetarian feast I just whipped up to discussing in a (hopefully) not-too-judgemental way why vegetarianism is a great choice.
Last Wednesday, the husband and I took the train into New York to go see Cirque du Soleil's new show, Zarkana, and to eat copious amounts of delicious food. To get it out of the way now - Zarkana was amazing. Neither of us could follow the storyline at all, but it didn't matter because did you know that people could do those things? There were amazing jugglery, ropeless acrobatics, a twisty guy on a slippery floor, and semi-mute silliness. It was great.
But let me backtrack. Before going to the cruelty-free (see, I'm not too far off-topic) circus, we had lunch. Blossom du Jour is one of the many recent offsprings of Blossom, a popular vegan restaurant. I've never been to Blossom, but I'm sure that it's amazing because its mini-me is. Blossom du Jour is primarily a take-out place, though it has a few feet of counter-and-stool space (but no bathroom - plan ahead if you plan to eat in). It serves sandwiches, salads, wraps, and juices. It also features a continuous video of the animals at a Farm Life Sanctuary (not sure which one, sorry). I must say, there's something very satisfying about watching frolicking farm life with the assurance that it will not be making an appearance in my sandwich.
|Sloppy Joe Slides - there were originally three,|
but I couldn't get the camera out in time!
|Midtown Melt - I took this pictures while clutching|
the other half of the sandwich in my other hand!
Happy Labor Day, my lovely readers, and if you find yourself in Manhattan, be sure to check out the yumminess that is Blossom.