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Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm Back... with a delicious Naam burger!

It's been a while...

I hope I didn't abandon anyone out there who enjoys this blog (really? there are people out there who enjoy our postings? ha ha, I still can't believe it). Let me just say, my life has not been more crazy than it has been in the past month, and I wouldn't say that if it weren't true. I needed to find the motivation to organize my life again, and I think it's coming (slowly, but surely).

Anyways, I just wanted to send a little shout out, and let everyone know that I'm still here... and I'm more excited than ever to share my challenges, motivation and some awesome new recipes and restaurants!

Jay has shared some of our amazing meals in a few of the restaurants in Tofino (*cough cough* Shelter, *cough cough* Sobos... AMAZING), but she has yet to mention the most amazing restaurant/cafe The Naam in Vancouver. It's in the Kitsilano area. Jay and Dan had been raving about this place for a while, so it was a must-eat (like must-see?) while we were in Vancouver for the day. Unfortunately Dan had an appointment right around lunch time and couldn't join us. This menu was so overwhelming, because there were so many amazing choices! It's a vegetarian restaurant, with many vegan options, and it's open 24-hours a day, 7-days a week!

We went at lunch, so I didn't have a chance to peruse the breakfast menu (but Dan and Jay say breakfast is amazing there, and the menus are available online), but the lunch menu had a lot of choices. I kept changing my mind between a veggie burger, a veggie mexican dish or a teriyaki dragon bowl.

Jay and I chose the same dish. We both had the Naam burger (there were many veggie burgers to choose from) and it was delicious. It came with home-made potato wedges/fries and a salad (with the most amazing dressing).

We ordered Noah some pita and hummus (as usual) with some brown rice and teriyaki sauce (he also ate off of Mommy's plate).

They also have lots of great desserts and baking (lots of vegan options again... they even have vegan pie!). We didn't have time to sit-in and eat some dessert (with little Noah... plus we were so stuffed!), but we did take a few things to go. We shared this little round chocolate hemp/coconut ball and a carob bar (both vegan). I highly recommend both of them, they were incredible, but if I had to choose between the two then I would choose the carob bar (we snacked on them while at the playground with Noah).

I will definitely be blogging again soon, but I should get to bed. We're having a bbq at our house with around 60 guests! (veggie burgers, vegan buns, quinoa and bean salad and vegan peanut butter cups ready to go! mmm)

I hope you continue to read, because I'm so excited to continue to post!


  1. Awesome!!! great to see a new post from you Ally!!! Hope you'll post some pics of your bbq - are those peanut butter cups from the Kind Diet?

  2. They are from the Kind Diet! I'll post the pictures either later tonight or tomorrow... we had a great time!