It's been a while since I've done a WIAW!  Time to re-join the party!! (And I do have a recipe, but it will have to wait until I get a picture... I don't know about you, but a picture is what the seals the deal for me!)
The day began with a scrumptious breakfast consisting of this lovely bake and an apple.  I loved the bake even more this time around!  Seriously, make it.  Of course, I really don't have any control over if you make it or not, so perhaps I should ask in Spanish??  Hágalo, por favor.  Or we could just pretend that I do have control over you - I'll ask in English, and you will make it.  Your choice.  But personally, I suggest the latter.
My breakfast was eaten pretty late since I actually slept in (!!!), so by the time lunch rolled around, I wasn't very hungry.  However, this little lunch plate filled me up perfectly!  (Sorry for the awful picture!)
A hearty slice of whole foods bread (don't remember which kind) topped with gruyere cheese (<3) and a hard goat milk cheese (<3 <3), steamed veggies, and chia pudding (made with a little over a tablespoon of chia seeds, 1/4 cup almond milk, one teaspoon cocoa powder, and about four drops of stevia) were the stars of the lunch.  Along with.....
Love in a bottle.

My family and I went out to dinner to celebrate the end of my high school career!  I picked the place - a little Ethiopian joint.  We'd been there before, but not for many years.
Traditional seating!  They had regular tables too, but how boring would that have been??
This bread was brought out while we were waiting for our food and was so interesting!  It smelled like garlic bread, but had such a different texture.  It was wonderful!
Okay, my only complaint was that the proportions were tiny!  The picture below is what we ordered for all of us.  It may look like a lot, but it wasn't!  It was delicious though!  Mine is the red glob in the front (butternut squash), the green glob behind it and slightly to the right (collard greens), and half of the yellow glob to the right (yellow split peas).  And of course I had some of the carrots and greed beans in the center.  Like I said delicious!!  And the cool thing is that no silverware is allowed to this party!  Everything is scooped up in injera, a spongy bread made from teff flour.
Although we didn't leave with full bellies, that was okay because there was a cake waiting patiently at home. (Remember? Food has feelings in my world.)
For the actual cake part, I used the "basic chocolate cupcake" recipe from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World.  I doubled it, used whole grain pastry flour, and subbed melted coconut oil for the canola oil.  I've made these substitutions before, and it has always turned out super moist (sorry) and incredibly tasty.  This time was no exception!  In between layers, I spread raspberry fruit spread, and then I topped the whole thing with cream cheese frosting also from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, but I subbed real butter and cream cheese.
Cake close up: (and a demonstration of my awful plating skills)
Best cake ever?  Um yes, yes it was.

What is your favorite cake flavor?
 


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Charolette
05/30/2012 16:33

Thanks for the pictures of most of your family - you did catch all of them in the last two posts though. It all looks good but certainly not enough for everyone. Some days I feel like I could eat most of that in one meal. And the chocolate cake!!!!

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12/02/2016 02:37

Graduations are celebrations of achievements. We need to observe these to give due credit to efforts of students, teachers, and the school staff that work constantly together to achieving a better education for the young people. Without an educational system, societies will have difficulties coping to the challenges of everyday - from technology to medicine and other industries requiring highly skilled professionals.

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05/31/2012 18:00

That restaurant sounds super cool, I like that it's so different than most restaurants. I love the traditional seating!
Congrats on graduating!! Class of 2012 :)

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06/01/2012 10:33

Woo, congrats on graduating! That slice of cake was well deserved!

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06/01/2012 22:15

mmm I so want to make that lovely bake of yours! perhaps it will be tomorrow's breakfast! :D

Oh, and Ethiopian food? Hands down my favorite cuisine ever!!

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06/02/2012 05:23

YEY! Congratulations on graduating! I've always wanted to try Ethiopian cuisine, but I'm allergic to wheat and the fact that I'd have to pick everything up with bread just doesn't seem compatible. Boooo :(

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Your cake looks AMAZING! I always prefer homemade cake over storebought -- it just tastes so much better! <3

I'm so glad that you had a wonderful graduation (and a wonderful celebration afterwards)! :D

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08/14/2016 09:33

Very good dishes. I like those with chocolate in them. Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing with us.

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