Saturday, March 17, 2012
A few weeks ago, Andrew and I had a break from school during the same time. I found a good deal at the Hartstone Inn in Camden, which was a HUGE treat for us. Camden is one of our favorite places -- it's right near Belfast, which has an amazing health food co-op, and Rockland, which also has an amazing co-op and is home to Rock City Coffee and Yes Yes Books. Camden is a little town by the water, with a state park for hiking, cute local stores for shopping, and great restaurants for eating.
And oh, was there eating. Our most memorable experience came by surprise. We had been to Zoot Coffee before, but never paid much attention to their menu -- until this visit, when we saw that they were offering a vegan and gluten free quiche made with chickpeas, broccoli, and onions. Just that alone was enough to make us skip out on the breakfast that the Inn was offering (whoops!) to get a taste of that glorious dish. It was amazingly flavorful, generous with veggies, and was just as filling as a slice of quiche. It's definitely on my list of recipes to try to figure out -- I searched online and found similar ones...but none that looked like the one we had at Zoots.
Good Tern. There, Andrew and I split a Raspberry Streusel Bar from Hootin' Gluten Free Bakery. Sugar free and kissed with honey, it was the perfect balance of the silky raspberry and crumbly oats. I thought that if it had some almond butter, it would be the best nut+jelly "sandwich" ever.
It was such a rejuvenating experience in Camden...we came home refreshed and ready to tackle doctor's appointments (me) and loads of homework (Andrew). We're so lucky here in Maine to have such lovely get-away places within a couple hour's drive!
Now that things have settled down, I hope to get back into posting more! I have lots of food and yoga related things to share!
Posted by Lauren at 6:46 AM