My favorite restaurant in all of Charlotte is Lunaâ€™s Living Kitchen. They â€œspecialize in the art of living foods, serving organic, plant-based cuisine, smoothies and cold-pressed juices.â€ Thereâ€™s no other restaurants like it in Charlotte, and itâ€™s so good.
My favorite thing to order at Lunaâ€™s is the quinoa veggie burger wrapped up in a collard green â€˜bun.â€™ Itâ€™s so fresh and tasty, thanks to the addition of hummus and pickled relish.
Iâ€™ve been thinking about this sandwich non-stop and decided to try my hand at something similar at homeâ€¦ You see, the reason that Lunaâ€™s is so good is that every time I eat there, I think, â€œI could never make this at home.â€ Each dish includes a million unique ingredients and flavors.
But then I remembered that I have some collard greens in our garden, just waiting to be picked!
Oh, we also have some tomatoes coming up. Finally!
Anyway â€“ here was â€˜my versionâ€™ of my Lunaâ€™s dish. I used Emilyâ€™s black bean burgers as the base.
While totally delicious, it was not the same. Not the same at all! Hah. No surprise thereâ€¦
So in addition to attempting to fulfill a pregnancy-related food craving, I spent the morning catching up on work, going on a torturous walk/run, tidying up my kitchen (I have a new personal goal in life â€“ never let dishes sit in the sinkâ€¦ Hahahahahhahaha) and shipping out a fun package.
My friend is having a baby shower this weekend â€“ sheâ€™s having a little girl. My friend is one of the classiest dressers that I know, so I felt a lot of pressure when picking out baby clothesâ€¦ I went with neutral colors. You like? Heck, Iâ€™d wear all of those outfits if they came in my sizeâ€¦
Whatcha up to today? Fulfilling any food cravings? Heading to your favorite restaurant? Getting work done? Tackling the mountain of weekend dishes in your sink!?