Welcome to another edition of "What SaraJane had for lunch today." But really, this post could work at least once a week. I have this exact same thing at least once a week. I apologize for the crappy photos, I was using my phone camera and it was a dark day. I mostly wanted to hurry up and take the pictures so I could put this food in my tummy.
There is a great veg*n place near my office called Sejuiced. I think Veg News actually added them to their write up about Vancouver when they profiled this city a year or so ago. Sejuiced is awesome because they have tons of great stuff made with fresh fruits and veggies. Most of the menu is already vegan or can be made vegan easily and there are quite a few raw choices. You can order lots of awesome fresh juices and there is a small selection of raw and vegan dessert type things, too. Every day there are two vegan soup choices and right now there is also a vegan chili! I have yet to try the vegan caesar salad, but I want to. I just keep getting drawn in by my longing for awesome soup.
I used to always get the Ananda Bowl (grilled tofu over brown rice and greens with tomatoes with an amazing tahini sauce) but now I always go for the lentil dal soup. I like their soups because they're never full of salt or oil. You can always tell that lots of fresh ingredients went in to making them. I mean, look at this picture! You can even see some of the cumin seeds hanging out on top. There are usually a few good-sized pieces of yam in here, too. Mmmm...
I find that just a bowl of soup sometimes isn't quite enough so I usually add a small salad or something to my soup. Well, usually until I realized there is herion in the quesadillas. Sejuiced will substitite Daiya cheese (yay!) for anything with cheese in it for just 50 cents. Black bean quesadilla with Daiya, please! Normally the quesadilla comes with a side of tzaziki, but since I'm getting all vegan up in this piece, they give me a little cup of diced veggies and citrus. It's a salsa of sorts, I guess. Who cares, it's good.
This is a great lunch for a cold, grey, rainy, Vancouver day. The food is always great, the staff is always friendly and I always feel pleasantly full after eating here. You never know what kinds of perks you'll get with your food, either. For example, the day I came in and took these photos they were playing the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. It brought me back to junior high!