Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Vegan Dad on the Road: Sahara Grill

The archive stays open late tonight so it means I walk home from the train station in the dusky dark. The fireflies were out, which made me happy. Fireflies remind me of summers at my grandparents' place in Ohio (I guess it is too cold in Ontario for fireflies). An extra long day of research meant little was happening in the kitchen today. I did stop by the Sahara Grill today for a light lunch of pitas and hummus. It wasn't bad, but nothing special. As you can see, they pour oil over the top (not necessary) and it was more tangy than I like it. Oh well. I then went to Rittenhouse Square and relaxed in the shade before heading back to work.

8 comments:

Bianca said...

I always love it when I get hummus at a restaurant and it has the oil on top. I can't bring myself to do that at home because it's just too much fat...but if someone else does, well, it's out of my control....guess I'll just have to eat it them...ha!

mom said...

Ah fireflies...
they bring back happy memories for me too

Erin said...

Fireflies remind me of summers in North Carolina. We used to catch them in jars.

Anonymous said...

i haaaaate when they put oil on top of hummus! it sounds like you had a rather lovely, quiet type of day though :)

Fia said...

While oil on the top is not necessary, it is the traditional way. I actually prefer it.

Toni said...

We get lightning bugs here in Indiana. It's a good thing too, since we moved here from Ohio and our kids would miss them terribly if not present. How neat that your grandparents lived in OH too. I lived west of Cleveland my whole life (but for a few years in San Francisco and Pittsburgh). My dh's job moved us away 2½ years ago. Now I miss my family AND catching lightning bugs there. I'm off to grab a Kleenex now. ;)
Blessings,
~Toni~

thedesertlife said...

It's traditional to pour olive oil on the top of hummus. I love it!

Tinker said...

I agree about the olive oil on the hummus - I know it's tradition, but I think it's simply unnecessary! I have a friend who's from the Middle East and she refused to pour on olive oil as well... (I do like to add a spritz of lemon juice)

Nice blog, by the way. I really need to get my hands on some seitan, I've never tried it and you've made me very curious!