Ethos Vegan Restaurant

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I’m trying to hit up all the good Orlando restaurants before we leave for Charlotte!  After picking up my Mom from the airport, I dragged her around town on a bunch of errands (like collecting boxes from liquor stores!) and then treated her to Ethos, a vegan restaurant in downtown Orlando.


I ordered the best thing on the menu – the Curried Tofu wrap!  It’s spicy, it’s sweet, and it’s super filling.  What more could a vegetarian hope for?


There’s all sort of goodies inside, like mixed greens, raisins, and walnuts (well, mine doesn’t have walnuts because I’m allergic).


With a slice of watermelon on the side!


Ma and I got the same thing!  She almost ordered the soy cheese pizza, but after my disastrous experience with soy cheese earlier this month (my stomach was clenching for DAYS), I steered her towards the Curry Tofu wrap.  I know, I know… not all soy cheese is bad.  But I’m SCARRED!


In other news…


My Husband is graduating from acupuncture graduate school tomorrow (that’s why my mom is here).  I am so proud of my Doctor of Oriental Medicine!  (In case you’re wondering, yes – his degree really is in Oriental Medicine and that’s not an offensive term.  Oriental is only offensive when you use it to describe a person.  It’s for medicine + rugs only!).


Since I’m into old photographs today, here are some of the GRADUATE!


My, my! How things have changed! 🙂



  • Sarah for Real June 18, 2010, 3:25 pm

    Love those sunglasses! Hahaha, so glad you shared. Does HE know you’re sharing embarrassing photos?

    I totally raided liquor stores for boxes when I moved out of my college apartment. Free is great, but I looked like a total alcoholic when my parent’s showed up to help move! Funny part is they didn’t bat an eyelash… oh dear…

    • Caitlin June 18, 2010, 3:26 pm

      hahah no he’s prob going to kill me!

      • Sarah for Real June 18, 2010, 3:31 pm

        Well, then maybe instead of laughing at him (with him?), I should comment on how he’s a hotty-pa-toddy all grown up 😀 Lucky girl!

  • Rosalie June 18, 2010, 3:26 pm

    Aaaah I want that Halloween costume!

  • Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 18, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Cute photos and congrats to him!! He must be soo excited 😀 (even more so cos England are playing right now :P)
    LOVE the look of that restaurant! I’m so jealous – there’s only ONE vegetarian restaurant in the whole of my county – let alone vegan ones!

    • Saima June 18, 2010, 8:27 pm

      oyeee!! do NOT remind me of their pathetic performance!! ugghhhhh!

  • Evan Thomas June 18, 2010, 3:28 pm

    He’s your knight in Halloween armour!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) June 18, 2010, 3:28 pm

    oh my goodness, your hubby has ALWAYS been such a cutie! congrats to you both, all of your hard work has paid off!

  • Mary June 18, 2010, 3:28 pm

    Love the pictures of the hubs! 🙂 congrats to him!

  • Wei-Wei June 18, 2010, 3:29 pm

    Haha I love the photo of him with the sunglasses! So badass 8D Congrats to the Husband! I think Oriental Medicine is seriously awesome, and now you can refer to him as a real doctor, right? 😀

    Your lunch sounds absolutely delicious! I hope your mom enjoyed it too. 🙂 HAPPY FRIDAY!


  • suki June 18, 2010, 3:30 pm

    Ooh, congrats to him on graduating acupuncture school! 🙂

  • Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 18, 2010, 3:30 pm

    I’d love to go to a vegetarian or vegan restaurant! That wrap looks great. 🙂


  • Little Bookworm June 18, 2010, 3:33 pm

    Congrats to the husband! 🙂

  • Lauren (Clean Eats in the Dirty South) June 18, 2010, 3:34 pm

    that restaurant looks EPIC! i love your mum’s skirt, by the way! 🙂
    congrats to your hubby, that’s such an awesome accomplishment. now he should get some well deserved beer 😉

  • Emily June 18, 2010, 3:37 pm

    love Ethos!

  • Chase @ The Chase Project June 18, 2010, 3:38 pm

    I love the little knight. Adorable!

  • Krystina June 18, 2010, 3:38 pm

    I love Ethos! I actually want to try that wrap next time I go. The last time I went I got pizza and it was a greasy cheesy mess, so I’m glad your mom didn’t order that.

    Congrats to your hubs!

  • Babycakes June 18, 2010, 3:42 pm

    I hope you don’t mind me saying, but husband is super handsome! Congrats to him!

    • Caitlin June 18, 2010, 3:55 pm

      thank you 🙂

  • Janelle June 18, 2010, 3:48 pm

    Congrats to the graduate! What an accomplishment. It’s all happening for you guys!

  • Katie @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Journey June 18, 2010, 3:53 pm

    Happy graduation to your hubby!!!!

  • Heather @ Side of Sneakers June 18, 2010, 3:53 pm

    Congrats to the husband!! What an amazing accomplishment! And how cool to be married to a doctor 😉

  • Sara June 18, 2010, 3:54 pm

    The husband looks like he was in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Great pictures!

    • Caitlin June 18, 2010, 3:54 pm

      i think thats what he was aiming for but im not sure! LOL

  • Jen June 18, 2010, 4:06 pm

    The curry wrap looks and sounds really yummy! I wish we had restaurants like that around here! Congrats to your husband!!


  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 18, 2010, 4:11 pm

    Sweet!!! Congrats to him! That’s a pretty awesome degree to have, I’m sure I’d be fascinated by everything he now knows!

  • Rachel @ Suburban Yogini June 18, 2010, 4:12 pm

    Aw look at him in his St George costume!!! I take it that was in England!

  • Jenny June 18, 2010, 4:14 pm

    Congrats to the hus!

  • Courtney June 18, 2010, 4:23 pm

    Hmm.. I didn’t know you were allergic to walnuts. Are you allergic to all tree nuts?

  • Brynne June 18, 2010, 4:27 pm

    Yayy congrats to Kristien!

  • Kale June 18, 2010, 4:27 pm

    How is describing someone as Oriental offensive? I am Oriental, and it’s not offensive.

    • Kale June 18, 2010, 4:29 pm

      I don’t meant that derogatory! I love your blog, I was just commenting.

    • Caitlin June 18, 2010, 5:30 pm

      its ok 🙂 SOME people do take offense to it… because then you’re grouping all asian people together, and asia is made up of many countries that are so different.

      • Gracie (complicated day) June 18, 2010, 8:21 pm

        My family is Armenian and they often describe themselves as “oriental”.

  • Hedda June 18, 2010, 4:29 pm

    Hahaha, those sunglasses. Ohhh, memories!
    I remember the boys in my class thought they were the sexiest guys alive when putting on shades like that. And I am afraid we girls agreed back then ;p

    Seeing your food has truely changed my perception of a vegetarian diet. It is so much more varieted and colourful than I would ever imagine.

    Hope you all enjoy your weekend, and congratulations to your Husband 🙂

  • Carly @ Happy Healthy Foodie June 18, 2010, 4:44 pm

    OHH my that wrap looks fantastic! Congrats to the husband 🙂

  • Helen June 18, 2010, 4:45 pm

    congrats to your husband, I bet he is so pleased to be graduating. I love the pictures, he looks so cheeky in the wedding one! I hope the graduation goes well tomorrow.

  • Shannon @ Before Sunrise June 18, 2010, 4:51 pm

    Congrats to the graduate! Very exciting 🙂

  • Gavi @ GaviGetsGoing! June 18, 2010, 5:08 pm

    Congratulations to you and your hubby–I’m sure you are so proud! I had a similarly negative experience with soy cheese, and I won’t go back to it either. I wish there was an Ethos in San Francisco! 🙂

  • Kaz June 18, 2010, 5:36 pm

    Congrats to the grad! Hah, those pictures are charming!

    Soy cheese and I hate each other, too. Ugh, bad experiences with it. =P

  • Nichole June 18, 2010, 5:38 pm

    Seeing from the swords, he’s always been good with pointy objects:)

    Quite the accomplishment, celebrate!

  • Cassie @ Tasteful Tales June 18, 2010, 5:40 pm

    Congrats to the husband 🙂

  • Madison June 18, 2010, 5:47 pm

    Your husband is adorable, then and now. Congrats on his graduation! Oh and love the kitchen set-up at your new place.

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 18, 2010, 5:47 pm

    I love old photos. Congrats to your hubby!

  • Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby June 18, 2010, 5:50 pm

    Ohmahgawd! HOW FREAKIN PRECIOUS! 🙂 So so adorable.

    Hahaha I say the EXACT thing to my mother, pertaining the “oriental” debacle. She always tends to say it when referring to people and that always makes me reply like a smart @$$ with ” Ooh! Are they rugs?!” 😉

  • Lisa @ bakebikeblog June 18, 2010, 6:07 pm

    Awesome wrap!
    And big congrats to the graduate!!!

  • sarah June 18, 2010, 6:08 pm

    Your husband is hot! And now he’s got a title. That’s even hotter!

  • Julia @ British Bride June 18, 2010, 6:10 pm

    Ahh he looks so handsome in your wedding pic! Congrats to him!


  • Amber K @ sparkpeople June 18, 2010, 6:35 pm

    Fake cheese scares me in general. As does processed soy. But I’d steer clear too if it did that to my gut!

  • Camille June 18, 2010, 6:35 pm

    I’m digging the Hubby’s sunglasses. Tres chic.

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine June 18, 2010, 6:56 pm

    Congrats to the hubs!! That restaurant looks delicious, I LOVE vegan restaurants. Being able to walk into a restaurant and eat anything off the menu is a dream!! Enjoy your time with your mom!

  • Miranda @ MirandasJeans June 18, 2010, 7:23 pm

    I love that picture of your hubby in those mean sunglasses from way back when. Your mom looks so adorable with her skirt and matching scarf. Sending good wishes to your hubby at his graduation tomorrow.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) June 18, 2010, 7:51 pm

    Oh CONGRATULATIONS to him! I am so excited for you two!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 18, 2010, 7:58 pm

    Congrats to the hubby! I love all of the old picture!

  • MLT June 18, 2010, 9:00 pm

    Thanks for saying that about his “oriental degree.” It’s not a bad word per se, but it should certainly not be applied to people. I’ve had it applied to me…and it’s not very nice. It makes me feel like a flavor of top ramen. Thanks for educating your readers!
    And congrats to your husband, that is a super big deal.

    • Caitlin June 18, 2010, 10:37 pm

      hahaha ramen is yummy though. 😉

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 19, 2010, 7:56 am

    That wrap sounds delicious! Are walnuts the only nut you’re allergic to? That’s bizarre!

    Congrats to the hubster! 🙂

  • Lee June 19, 2010, 9:51 am

    Congrats to your husband!

  • Marissa June 19, 2010, 10:26 am

    Ethos! That’s one of Aristotle’s forms of persuasion. Trying to persuade someone through the use of verifying yourself as a reliable source of information…

    Gah. Sorry, I forgot I’m not in school anymore! Hahah. I have never considered “oriental” an offensive word before… I love the photo of the young knight. So cute!

  • Jolene ( June 21, 2010, 12:23 am

    A big congrats to your husband!! You both must be so happy!!

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