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PORTLAND CITY GUIDE: HARLOW + WALNUT FLAPJACKS & MRS. LEBOWSKI COCKTAIL

 

In the midst of busting Hawthorn Street, Harlow, the brainchild of Karen Pride and Brittney Galloway and sister restaurant of Prasad, boasts a plant based menu for the everyday eater. Finding a healthful balance of comfort food and conscious consumption even the most devout steak and potatoes fanatic could get behind Harlow’s vast menu is packed to the brim with old favorites elevated.

PORTLAND CITY GUIDE: CANTEEN + SUMMER BREEZE JUICE

 

Located in the heart of SE Portland, Brian Heck’s organic, decadent, and faultlessly healthful Canteen finds an artful balance between holistic and comforting. With menu options ranging from cashew cream and fresh fruit parfaits to a avocado and red curry ‘Bangkok Bowl’ with aduki beans, and kimchi, I found myself most drawn to Canteen’s ‘Apple Ginger Greens’ smoothie, ‘Summer Breeze’ green juice, and couldn’t help but munch away on their overflowing ‘Walnut Taco Salad’ with creamy avocado curry dressing and a cashew based nacho spread to swoon over.

STEAK AND POTATOES

 

Last night I pulled a Kim Kardashian and broke the internet (or at least my Instagram feed) – seemingly putting the validity of and intention behind my veganism in question and spurring what felt like this grizzly battle of words and opinion. I posted a photograph of a butcher shop with the following caption [..]

GINGER INFUSED CREAMY COCONUT AND BLUEBERRY POPS

 

For this recipe, I used frozen blueberries, but feel free to get creative with whatever fresh berries are seasonally available near you – you could even do a mix for a red, white, and blue pop! I serve my vegan coconut popsicles on hot summer nights after a brilliant evening of grilling – making them extra fun by substituting popsicle sticks with Susty Party’s wooden cutlery!

LATE SPRING FARMERS MARKET MUST HAVES

 

Sunday mornings you’ll find my husband and me wandering through DC’s Dupont market – piping hot coffees in hand- swooning over Mother Nature’s magic and planning how we can best utilize a market haul to prepare our vibrant, delicious, and affordable meals. As we welcome springtime and early summer, here are a few tips on why you should shop seasonal and, though the list is always evolving, my current Washington, DC favorite market finds.

Alexandra Dawson, Tallulah Alexandra // inmybowl.com

ALEXANDRA

Alexandra Dawson is a Washington, DC based wellness warrior with a BA in Neuropsychology, concentrating in Eating Disorders & Obesity. She is currently a post baccalaureate nutrition and dietetics student.

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