Showing posts from March, 2023

Vegan weekend adventures in Ottawa fall 2023

The fall season in Ottawa is a few weeks so you have to enjoy it. This summer was mostly rainy but it was heat wave weather at the end September straight to the colder windy days of October. If you are new to my blog I have lived most of my life in Vancouver and moved to Ottawa last year. I moved to Ottawa with my mom and last fall was dealing with her pancreatic cancer so I didn’t have time to enjoy Ottawa fall things. My mom passed away last October and this year I didn’t have many commitments which left me time to explore the Ottawa beauty and vegan food.  There really isn’t enough time to explore everything and work there is always something going on. I have also gone from not having much of a social life to having to vegan friends in the last couple of months. The beauty of Ottawa is it really is a big city small town at least in the vegan market community. Hotpotatoco one of the vendors at the market introduced me to one of my vegan friends that will be known as the other vegan g

Boxed Vegan Mac and Cheese Review

L Annie’s vegan Mac and cheese was $3 at Giant Tiger. It’s the first one I tried. The macaroni is the same as the texture I remember from Kraft. The cheese pack had a distinct vegan cheese smell. The taste of this Mac and cheese is good but it is definitely vegan cheese powder. My apartment has a lingering vegan cheese powder smell. If you really like Kraft Mac and Cheese this is a good vegan substitute.  I have had the Farm Boy vegan and gluten free cheesy Mac for awhile. I think it cost around $3. Farm boy has a lot of great vegan products so I am excited to try this. I also just got back from a vacation with a lot of flight delays so I am very hungry.  The cheeze sauce is very creamy and tasty. It tastes like a homemade vegan cheese sauce.  This is a very good vegan mac. It tastes homemade I wish I had some extra vegan cheese to add to it and bake it. This is something you could serve to guests. It is very good I would buy this again.  I found Vegan goodles at target in Vegas. I don

Visiting Las Vegas staying at South Point alone for the first time

My mom and I used to go to Las Vegas a few times a year before the pandemic. Our last trip was in October of 2019 all of our trips were good but the trips in 2019 were standout trips. If you have not read my previous blogs my mom passed away five months ago. This trip was a solo trip for me as my personal tribute to my mom and celebrated her birthday the way we would have if she was still here. I found out grief travel is a thing on this trip and I suppose that is what I was doing.  The last year has been really stressful I dealt with my mom’s pancreatic cancer, sold both of our primary residences, moved across the country, started two new jobs, my mom passing and getting covid at her funeral. Did I mention menopause? It was definitely time for a vacation and the realization that I haven’t gone on vacation since 2019.   A lot of people questioned me on my decision to go to Vegas alone. I used to travel with my parents who have both passed now. I did plan to meet up with a friend that l