That being said, as promised, yesterday was filled with Cinnamon Snail goodies!
So, I give you...the pre-cleanse Snail round-up:
One truck, so many tantalizing options.
I chose to go with the Al Pastor Seitan sandwich: "With beer battered jalapenos [!], grilled pineapple, greens, and chipotle mayonnaise on a grilled baguette." Sweet, spicy, and hearty: Chef Adam knocked it out of the park again. I cannot stress how fresh and flavorful every single ingredient is- without exception.
The beer battered jalapenos were particularly incredible!
Also, fresh strawberry lemonade:
Real seeds, peeps.
VM blazed her own lunch path- starting with the basic idea of the maple mustard tempeh sandwich, but then letting Chef Adam take the reigns and fancy it up for her minus the tempeh. What can I say? They're tight. Grilled tomato, luscious avocado, caramelized onions, greens...VM was swooning.
A thank you, as always, to Tommy's Coal-Fired Pizza, for graciously allowing us to sit in their outdoor seating area to civilly nosh whilst I photographically documented our meal.
Dessert time! Some of our take-home booty:
Man claw was something that I hadn't noticed on the menu, perhaps it's seasonal?
Check out the faux zebra-flavored donuts! Question: by eating faux zebra, are we thereby perpetuating the notion that it is appropriate- nay, fashionable- to eat zebra in general? Just a little vegan humor, folks.
You might recall the Mexican chocolate twists I raved about recently. Well, I'd like to introduce you to a close relative: cinnamon glazed twist!
I did buy two, but my tupperware was no match for the behemoth donuts. What's a girl to do but bite it down to size
Of course it's not a trip to The Cinnamon Snail without VM's favorite apple cider donuts.
And the maple toasted coconut is not to be missed.
Today there was a cookie special, Wild Man Ned Stevens Marshmallow Pecan Gutter Cleaner Cookies, featuring Sweet and Sara marshmallows! I haven't had a Snail cookie in ages; this one showed me the error of my ways. Even VM was absolutely smitten with the crunchy gem.
I snagged the last chocolate chocolate chip peanut butter cupcake.
And also a pumpkin danish (hello Fall).
Finally, the Vendy award-winning vanilla bourbon creme brulee donut was mine. My goodness! I haven't had creme brulee in a looong time and just like that, there it was- in a donut! With the authentic crispy sugar on top! The Snail never ceases to amaze.
A few smiles from another booth at the Red Bank Farmer's Market...
and we were on our way.
Until next time, Cinnamon Snail (no sooner than 21 days).
Note: please allow me to take a moment to make something abundantly clear. I will be basing my upcoming 21-day cleanse mainly on the one outlined in Crazy Sexy Diet. But I am the first one to admit that I am also doing my own thing in many respects. For one (if you're squeamish- look away), no enemas or colonics for me. Two, I'm not exactly- ahem- easing into the cleanse as suggested. Clearly, I am neither a spokesperson for the book/cleanse, nor any kind of doctor, nutritionist, or life coach! I'm just a vegan making my way- and going out in a blaze of glory! This is me simply doing my best; and, I appreciate you coming along for the ride. The logistical preparation begins tomorrow!