Friday, April 26, 2013

Photos: Charlotte, NC

This graveyard dates to 1776. It's one street over from the main drag, pictured above.

 Charlotte is an interesting city for the attractive blend of old and new, urban and suburban, all in very close proximity.

We took a walking tour of the historic 4th Ward, which is a lovely family neighborhood smack dab in the middle of downtown. People chatted to us in the street, waved from their porches, and all seemed to know each other's dogs by name.

I loved both the historic homes and the lovely local flora.

Outside the city, I had the chance to visit the McDowell Nature Preserve.

Check out my previous post for info on my favorite vegan eats in Charlotte!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tabbouleh Tacos

How fresh and delicious does that look? And yet, it's a quick meal made with prepared foods. I don't feel guilty at all, because it's easy to find prepared hummus and tabbouleh that are fresh and wholesome, without added preservatives or chemicals. Just check the deli section of your local grocery.

Here's my ideal blend for perfect flavor.

For each taco:
1 three-seed whole wheat tortilla
2 tbsp lemon hummus (or original hummus with a small squeeze of fresh lemon)
3 tbsp tabbouleh
garnish with olives and dark leafy greens (I used Organic Girl's "I Love Baby Kale" blend, which has kale, spinach, and other greens)

When I'm feeling the need for something a little more hearty, I'll add in some matchstick carrots and slices of cucumber. Delicious!