Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Las Vegas in a NY Minute

Happy late 4th of July!! Just thought I would show off my Stars and Stripes cobbler (recipe based on this one from Everyday Dish).

I should be sleeping right now, but here's a quick run down of our trip to Las Vegas. Thanks to stonie brook for her suggestions! The first place we hit up was the Go Raw Cafe down by the airport. For lunch, I had the enchilada. Very refreshing after stuffing my face with way too much food the day before in San Fran.

And of course, what trip to Vegas would be complete with out a little... no, not gambling (for me at least).... vegan donuts from Ronald's! I roused up John and the couple we met in Vegas to drive out and get some donuts one morning. This place looks like a normal donut show, but the top two shelved are all vegan! These reminded me of the donuts I used to have growing up. We tried chocolate covered, cream filled, glazed, and what John referred to as an "apple burrito".

After donuts, we made a trip out to the Hoover Dam, quite an amazing engineering accomplishment!

Other things we did in Vegas... walk the strip, see two shows (go see Le Reve!), watch John play blackjack, ate overpriced sushi. And I got a preview of the city where I am right now.... New York!

Can't wait to catch up with what everyone has been up to!

39 comments:

Alice (in Veganland) said...

Wow! I just got stressed reading your post! ;-). No, just kidding (sort of, hehe). Looks like your having a nice trip!

Katy said...

Wow, you've been busy! Enjoy all that yummy food!

VeggieGirl said...

Amanda, that cobbler is ridiculously gorgeous!!! You never cease to amaze me with your baking/decorating skills :0) And hooray for Vegas and NYC!! 2 of my all-time favorite cities. Enjoy it, girl!!

shellyfish said...

You're an all-American gal, Amanda! I don't think I've made anything so festive for any national holiday! Bon voyage- can't wait for the NYC pics!

Paulina said...

Lucky girl! I love visiting Vegas and have heard that there are tons of veg-friendly restaurants over there.

Lauren said...

You are so lucky!! First of all I have never been to Vegas, second of all I have NEVER HAD A VEGAN DONUT!! DOH!! :)

Ricki said...

Wow,that looks like fun--just what you should be doing in the summer! The cobbler is beautiful; must have been delicious. And boy would I love a donut about now!

Animal-Friendly said...

That stars and stripes cobbler is too cute! That's definitely a new way to do the ol' red, white, and blue Fourth of July dessert!

Ooooooooooooh- vegan donuts- I think it's so cool that Ronald's is just a regular donut shop, where a lot of it happens to be vegan!

jessy said...

aw! i love the cobbler! it's wonderful & fun! and looks sooooooooo good! raw food - yay! and vegan donuts - i'm so jealous! the hoover dam! how awesome! man, sounds like you had an awesome trip! w00t!

aTxVegn said...

I love your patriotic cobbler! Las Vegas looks great. I wasn't vegan last time I was there so I missed out on the donuts and raw food.

Bianca said...

Your cobbler is precious! And thanks for the Ronald's Donuts tip. I may be going to Vegas later this fall with my parents...so that will be on the agenda for sure.

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

It's fun to live vicariously through all the traveling bloggers! Can't wait to hear about your NY trip too. I'm mulling over our next vacation destination, and Manhattan is on the short list!

Theresa said...

Vegas has always seemed so over-the-top and unappealing to me, but for vegan donuts, I may just have to go!

And adorable cobbler, by the way.

Mihl said...

What a cobbler and yay for vegan donuts!

When I had a look at your picture of the Hoover Dam, I felt a bit weak. Looks a bit scary.

CeciLiA said...

that cobbler looks so GORGEOUS!! Sigh, I guess no 'ugly' things will EVER come out from your kitchen ;)

Oh man, vegan donuts??! I'm so jealous!!!

Vegan Invasion! (Ashley Nicole) said...

mmmm, dooonuts!!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

Sounds like fun! Wish I know about the Go Raw Cafe when I was in Vegas!

madcapcupcake said...

mmmmm...doughnuts..... :)

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Aww, the cobbler is SO awesome! I hope it tasted as good as it looks!
Raw enchiladas are typically SO good, they've my fave at the raw place here.
I wanted an apple burrito SO badly, but a friend brought me other (delicious) things. They are totally Sunday morning with the family donuts, I love them!
I hope you're enjoying NYC!

Hannah said...

How clever, that cobbler is just wonderful! Happy belated 4th of July, and I hope you're enjoying your time in NYC. :)

Erin said...

Your cobbler looks great! I love seeing everyone's patriotic fourth of july desserts.

I am stopping by Vegas in a couple weeks, and I told my boyfriend that my one requirement was going to Ronald's. I could eat french fries and iceberg salads the rest of the time for all I care, as long as I get some donuts!

Hope your're having a great time in NY.

Holler said...

Sounds like quite a trip :) I want one of those doughnuts! Like now!

Vegan Girl said...

Love the cobbler and it looks like you are having a great time!

Vegan On Stage said...

omg your cake is beautiful!!!!!!! and those doughnuts!!!! it looks like you had an awesome time in vegas!

LizzyQ ~ Vegan Mother said...

Love the cobbler!

What was your favorite donut? I love the cream filled!

julie hasson said...

The cobbler looks gorgeous, and you now have me craving donuts!! Vegas looks like it was lots of fun.

I hope you're having an incredible time in New York. I can't wait to hear all about the course you're taking from Fran. I've heard that her courses are fantastic.

Ruthie said...

Hey girl, can't wait to meet up with you at the vegan meet up in August!!! :-)

Vegan On Stage said...

oh yay im excited!!!!! sure i can totally bring you back stage if ya want!!! when it gets close to it just send me a message and ill bring ya on back :)

Bert said...

Vegan donuts, sound delicious... The starts and stripes cobbler takes the cake though... Kathleen and I were in Vegas for a stopover en route to Zion NP and Bryce Canyon last September; hadn't been to Vegas in nearly 20 years and wow, was it different. Still felt the same inside of a casino though. Hope to see you guys at a vegan meetup one of these days. I am hankering for a BBQ sandwich at Field of Greens.

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

My parents went to Las Vegas last year, and they loved it so much they want to take my sister and me. I'll definitely hit up Ronald's Doughnuts if I go!

Thanks for your really kind words on my blog post. You truly are a great friend.

the little one said...

Look at you. You little globe trotter! Hope you're having fun!

The cobbler looks amazing. Love the stars.

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kree said...

That cobbler looks great!

Ari (Baking and Books) said...

What a delicious post! The cobbler looks especially tempting. :)

Ari (Baking and Books)

Vivacious Vegan said...

You've really been on the go lately! Looks like you've had a lot of fun and good eats.

What a beautiful cobbler. Cute idea to cut the dough into star shapes.

We've just finalized our traveling plans and it looks like we're going to be traveling through Texas in October. We're going to stop and see some friends in Austin and were thinking about stopping in Houston for a day/night. If you're interested in meeting up, email me at vivaciousvegan (at) gmail (dot) com.

Cakespy said...

Wow, what a tour!! And the cobbler, my dear, is an absolute showstopper!!!

Ruby Red Vegan said...

You lucky girl... You're always going to the coolest places. That's it, I'm hunting you down and am going to hide in your traveling suitcase from now on. I want some of that donut love! :)

Your cobbler is so creative and adorable, and I can't wait to hear about New York!

Lauren said...

Hey Amanda,
I just wanted to let you know I sent you an award! The details are on my blog! You really deserve it, and I am sure I am not the only one to send you it!
Lauren

madcapcupcake said...

Ok you KNOW I had to nominate you for a Brillante Weblog award when one was bestowed upon me. Your blog ROCKS. Check out my blog for details when you get back from your trip :)