Seasonal Fruit-based Drinks!

Readers, I am SPENT. I finished my three-day orientation bonanza today, then caught up on work for 45 minutes, then headed out to join my coworkers for post-orientation happy hour at Dogfish Head Alehouse. I’m not the biggest fan of prolonged social interaction with people I don’t know all that well (see: introvert + shy + socially anxious), but it was a good time. And guess what? My drink of choice totally fit my theme:

Dogfish Head Punkin Ale logo

I am such an unashamed sucker for pumpkin beer! They’re often not nearly pumpkin-y enough, but I like this one a lot. 

S and I also have some of this in our fridge:

Label of The Fear Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

This one’s from Flying Dog, and it’s a darker pumpkin ale than most I’ve tried. I dig it.

We’ve also got a few six-packs of this:

Six-pack of Woodchuck Fall cider.Go ahead, laugh all you want. This is the ultimate in seasonal cider! Skip Woodchuck’s pumpkin cider and go straight for this one if you’re in search of a light, sweet, spice-filled autumn beverage. Mmm. I’d grab one right now if I didn’t think it’d put me directly to sleep.

That’s all I’ve got for ya today. I need to rest up—we’re heading out bright and early(ish) tomorrow morning for DC VegFest! The first 1000 attendees receive a sweet bag o’ swag and I WANTS IT!

What’s your seasonal beverage of choice? 

Simple Saturday Sandwich

Hey-o! This poor ol’ blog is a bit dusty. I have tons of food pics from the last couple of weeks in iPhoto just waitin’ for their moment in the spotlight, but instead I’m just gonna post one from today. :)

Why, yes, I frequently put my plate on the living room floor... cough, cough.

That right tharrr is my Saturday lunch. Inspired by this Voracious Vegan post re: delicious marinated tofu, I whipped up a similar marinade of my own (lemon juice + soy sauce + a bit o’ balsamic vinegar + a small glug of olive oil + Bragg’s + a dash of curry powder). After letting a couple of pre-pressed tofu slices soak up that liquid for half an hour, I cooked ’em up and then made a simple sandwich of tofu + a tiny bit of Vegenaise (which I very rarely use) + ARUGULA FROM MY GARDEN. First harvest of the season, woo! With a side of carrot sticks and TJ’s tomato-basil hummus*, this made a delightful summer Saturday lunch, and the bottle of Fat Squirrel was the perfect accompaniment. Oh, Wisconsin, I love you and your local, vegan-friendly breweries!

*Kinda not a fan of this hummus. I usually prefer hummus of the simple garlic type, but sometimes I forget that and get distracted by the idea of more exciting hummus. Next time I will put on my blinders and make a beeline for the straight-up chickpeas + tahini + garlic variety.

Anybody else have a simple yet delicious Saturday meal?