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More vegan restaurants

Last weekend, Sandy and I went to Jean's Vegetarian Kitchen. They offered Thai-Malaysian vegetarian dishes, which sounded promising.

For an appetizer, we ordered the "Golden Baskets", which were supposed to be pastry shells filled with a medly of freshly-chopped baby carrots, peas, and delicate corn kernals, mixed with diced red and green bell peppers.

It was five stale, pre-packaged mini flilo shells, each with a teaspoon of watery microwaved No-Frills(tm) frozen vegetable mix. For $7.

We had a few other dishes which were better, but basically it was nothing we couldn't make better at home.

http://www.jeanvegetariankitchen.ca/



This weekend, based on suggestions from LJ friends, we went to the Hogtown Vegan. They advertise "comfort food" made of vegan ingredients. I had beef stew made with meaty mushrooms instead of beef; Sandy had a chicken burger made with seitan. Both were great, and someone could have eaten them without guessing they had no meat products.

http://hogtownvegan.com/

It was Sandy's 47th birthday, and the second anniversary of when we met! I didn't have a gift to get him, and I wouldn't have been able to get him anything good anyway, not anything as special as he is to me.

We went to see "The Revenant" in an IMAX theatre. This is a beautifully shot western movie, starring Leonardo di Caprio's shaggy beard. There are two parallel revenge stories here - a First Nations father searches for his daughter's kidnappers, and a fur trader searches for his son's murderer. It was good that the First Nations characters were not two-dimensonal or stereotyped, and were not just treated as landscape or plot devices. However, the violence was over the top. I kept cringing and grabbing Sandy for comfort (ok, maybe I had other motives for holding him tight too), but by the end Sandy was just laughing at how excessive it was.

This morning I went to the gym at 8 AM. I'm now 222 lbs - my heaviest since last May. Then I slept until the afternoon, and am now going to sleep early.
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