Saturday in Seattle.

Our adventures in Seattle continue!  Friday afternoon I headed back to the hotel to rest up and hope my stomach settled.  By the time dinner time rolled around, I was ready to give food another go.  After many recommendations, we decided to head to Café Flora – an upscale vegetarian restaurant here in Seattle. 

I was thrilled to see when we got there that their signature drink was a fizzy citrus ginger beer!  PERFECT for my touchy stomach.  Even had a giant piece of fresh ginger floating on top!

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We were very excited about the delicious vegetarian menu, so we decided to start with two appetizers.  The first was coconut tofu bites with a sweet dipping sauce.  VERY good!

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And a bucket of yam fries with a delicious aioli for dipping.  I probably took down 75% of this basket. 

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For the main course, I had a little bit more trouble ordering.  Sad to say, these days vegetables just aren’t agreeing with my pregnant stomach, so it was sad for me to have to pass on what sounded like some wonderful vegetarian entrees.  I ended up going with what sounded the most carb-heavy – the Mushroom Wellington.  Mushroom pate inside of puffed pastry, served on top of delicious smashed potatoes, with a rich Madeira wine sauce.  It was INCREDIBLE!

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Casey got sofrito yucca cakes with grilled chayote squash – look delicious too!

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Even though we were stuffed from all the food, the atmosphere and experience was so good we didn’t want to leave.  We decided to split a dessert – a gluten free chocolate brownie with vegan peanut butter ice cream.  Out of this world, and soooo rich!

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I can definitely say that Café Flora more than exceeded my expectations, and was one of the best vegetarian meals I’ve ever had.

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It is definitely right up there with Millenium, Pure Food + Wine, Candle 79, and the other famous vegetarian spots in the US!  It was a great dinner, and a wonderful night out together in Seattle.

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This morning we were up bright and early for a blogger meetup in the Greenlake area!  I had no idea there were so many Seattle readers, and I was thrilled that so many of them braved the drizzly rain to meet us for breakfast.  We all headed to another highly recommended spot – Mighty O Donuts – an all natural, all vegan donut shop.

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Do these look vegan to you?  They were AMAZING.  Casey and I each got two, and split them so that we could taste as many flavors as possible.  These were chocolate peppermint and french toast…

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And chocolate coconut and crème filled.  So SO delicious!  The best donuts I’ve ever had.

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But better than the donuts was the company!  How fun to meet all these Seattle readers and here more about all the fun things Seattle has to offer.

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After the meetup, we went for a driving tour of Seattle with new friends Marissa and Andrew – thank you guys SO much for being such great tour guides!  It was nice to see the city from a local perspective, and to get outside of the immediate downtown area where we are staying.  Before we headed back to our hotel, we popped back into Mighty O for a to-go box with a few donuts for the road…

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I have a feeling these won’t last nearly as long as they should.

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We spent the afternoon taking care of some of our family stuff, and then we headed back to the hotel to rest.  I have found that I tend to feel sick mid-day to early evening, and I have NO idea how morning sickness got its name.  It is definitely all day sickness!  After a few hours of lounging in bed watching Legally Blonde and crime documentaries, we ventured back out for dinner.  Now we are resting up for a very early morning flight back to the East Coast!  It has been a fun weekend, but I’m ready to see my pups again.

See you on the other side!