15 January 2011

Saturday Solstice

It's Saturday! Congratulations, you made it through another 
work week! And for that, Tazo Zen Green Tea is in order ;)

Even though I have been reducing my overall sugar consumption, I decided 
to treat myself to a Francine's Finest Chocolate & Pumpkin Seed Butter Bar

I'm thinking I need to give a couple away as a giveaway since you can 
only get them in certain parts of B.C. They're absolutely giveaway worthy!

I love picking off and eating the pumpkin seeds first, it's become a habit :)

Because it's Saturday, I went downtown to do some shopping and tea drinking...

A few people keep telling me about Solstice Cafe, but I never went inside until today

It's a trendy and cozy little coffee joint. They make breakfast and lunch items 
to order, as well as desserts... in particular a special little gluten-free muffin. Unfortunately, they didn't have any in the display case today :(

"HIPPIES USE BACKDOOR... no exceptions" haha

Solstice Cafe on Urbanspoon

After a little shopping, I picked up a Cabbage Roll
 from Lifestyle Markets before heading home...

Apologies for my grubby fingers making a mess out of the sauce lol

Have a lovely Saturday everyone! 
Go outside, enjoy, treat yourself, and
 soak up that fresh weekend air!


Anonymous said... [reply]

i def think you should do a giveaway on those since my mouth is now watering ;p that is not a true cabbage roll lol. my family is czech and they do.it.up! lots of pork/sausage stuff with slow roasted cabbage. my grandma would be upset to see beans in there haha

Sarena Shasteen - The Non-Dairy Queen said... [reply]

We spent the morning outside and even though it was freezing, it felt great! Have a great Saturday Kelsey!

Devan said... [reply]

I LOVE cabbage rolls!!
and solstice cafe <3 and YOU.. haha yay!

Red Deception said... [reply]

I would enjoy the fresh weekend air...if it wasn't -47! I'll enjoy the circulated warm indoor air for now. Have a good weekend!

Molly said... [reply]

I love cabbage rolls.. the girl I lived with made those once for us to all try. So yummy and perfect on a cold day.

Love the hippie use back door sign. Ha!

Jess said... [reply]

That cabbage roll looks SOOO good!!

Mary said... [reply]

Definitely soaking up the fresh air as well!! Glad you had a nice lil trip to the cafe :)

Ayla said... [reply]

A giveaway for those bars? Yes, please! I've been looking for them everywhere and I can't find them. :( I thought that the Whole Foods in Vancouver would have them for sure but so far that's a no. At least for the 2 I've visited. Where do you get yours?

nourishedwellness said... [reply]

I just had some Zen tea this morning! It's my favorite Tazo flavor! I love cute cafes! Enjoy your weekend xoxo

Unknown said... [reply]

I'll be a hippie anyday for that cabbage roll!

Jolene - EverydayFoodie said... [reply]

I would go outside ... but I think my head might freeze off!!!

Just kidding. It is freakin' cold, but I am going to venture out with the hubby and some friends :-)

Anonymous said... [reply]

Mmm zen tea! I've been drinking tea like crazy lately, my favorite today is yogi ginger & lemon tea.

Anonymous said... [reply]

That bar looks AMAZING. and I totally went to that cafe when I was in Vancouver last year :) IN addition to some raw cafe that's across the street?? I don't nkow.

Really enjoying reading your blog! :)

Anonymous said... [reply]

and i did nto mean vancouver, i meant victoria haha ooops

Chelsea said... [reply]

It looks so nice in your neck of the woods! We've just got heaps of snow here. :(

Anonymous said... [reply]

Yum - that cabbage roll looks so amazing!

And I would love for you to giveaway some of those bars! :)

Hayley said... [reply]

I actually love Francine's Finest protein bars (as well as the Francine's Superbars...love that rice crispy crunch!) so so much. I tried the protein bars for the first time when we did our blog exchange, and I loved them so much that when someone I knew went to Victoria I asked them to bring me back a stash of bars. They started disappearing pretty quickly (although I still have a few left that I am savouring). Anyway, I really hope you will do a giveaway (nudge nudge wink wink) because I have an obsession with them and there is nothing like them around here.
Why can't I order them online? So sad :(
Hope you're having a great weekend lovely xoxo

Baking 'n' Books said... [reply]

How do you feel about eating at? I love to but can't always afford it or just think I should eat what I have at home. Actually - I think I worry more that I'll just eat twice as much because when I get home, I just "have" to have my foods too.

I suck.

Anonymous said... [reply]

Zen tea is a favorite! They also have a white tea with cucumber that is AMAZING but I can't for the life of me remember what it is called...

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said... [reply]

ohmygosh the cabbage roll looks amazing! and those bars -- umm.. YUM! =) I need a cute coffee cafe like Solstice! <3

Kelsey @ Clean Teen Kelsey said... [reply]

Ooh I would so be up for a giveaway. Those bars look so wonderful! I love the little pumpkin seeds; they're so cute. :P That cafe looks super awesome. So do the cabbage rolls!

Meesh said... [reply]

That cafe looks very cute! Too bad you couldn't try the gluten free muffin, it's always disappointing when you look forward to trying something and then can't. Sounds like you had a wonderful Saturday!

Anonymous said... [reply]

That cabbage roll looks just delish!

theUngourmet said... [reply]

What a cool spot! I love the sign and the windows! Cabbage rolls are so good!

Joy | The life of Joy said... [reply]

So sad to hear! Feel good about yourself! If someone acts like that is prbably jealousy. Really Kelsey you are an amazing blogger and a real sweetheart <3

Lucie - A Taste Of Vogue said... [reply]

Id love to spend a Saturday hanging out with you in this cafe kelsey, so cute! And this pumpkin bar? ahhhh, RIGHT up my street!


Kristi said... [reply]

Chocolate and Pumpkin seed... yes please. That sounds fabulous!

Anonymous said... [reply]

Ok I've decided that Victoria has waaaaay better coffee shops than Vancouver. I love the sign announcing that hippie use the back door! So funny!

Simply Life said... [reply]

Looks like a wonderful weekend!

Jessica said... [reply]

I always covet your protein bars so from an entirely selfish point of view I would love to see a giveaway featuring them. And I wish I could pick up something like that cabbage wrap randomly on a morning walk ~ it's a struggle to find anything vegan locally around here, let alone something as delicious as that.

I hope your Sunday is/was as lovely as your Saturaday :)

Emily said... [reply]

Hooray for the weekend! I love Tazo tea...definitely one of my faves.

Solstice looks like such a cute little place! :)

Unknown said... [reply]

that cabbage roll looks so intense! haha

Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter said... [reply]

The cabbage roll definitely looks interesting haha.

I gave you an award on my blog! Check it out http://givemethealmondbutter.wordpress.com/2011/01/15/oh-so-stylish-blogger/

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said... [reply]

You are so money with your eating habits! I am inspired! I do hope you sponsor a giveaway of the pumpkin bars--would love to try another heathy option!

Allison said... [reply]

Pumpkin bars look so good!! Have never seen them in Chicago. I wish i was outside soaking up the fresh air but its freezing and snowy here.

Andrea@WellnessNotes said... [reply]

Sounds like you had a great Saturday! That cabbage roll looks yummy! :-)

Susan said... [reply]

This has nothing to do with your post, but I'm eating sweet potatoes for dinner and thinking of you!

Kathie said... [reply]

I absolutely ADORE that tea!

And Ohmigoodness!!That solstice tea shop is ADORABLE and QUAINT and I would frequent there often!! too bad there is nothing remotely like that in our area. =( im bummed now. LOL!

Krista said... [reply]

Cabbage rolls. Now there's a meal I haven't made in a while!

Anonymous said... [reply]

ahh that chocolate is SO GOOD LOOKING!!!!!! please do a giveaway ;).. altho i probs couldn't enter... cabbage roll? sign me up!

Carlyn said... [reply]

mm that cabbage roll looks great! (and a little messy!) I once tried making cabbage rolls that had a grain mixture with dried currants that was cooked in a slow cooker with apple juice but it turned out way to acidic ): We had to throw out the leftovers, and we NEVER throw out leftovers! Maybe I'll try making something like it again... (just not the same recipe)

Carlyn said... [reply]

hahah I just found the recipe

looks like it should have been good right?

Marianne (frenchfriestoflaxseeds) said... [reply]

Didn't you find Solstice kinda smelled like...B.O.? I went in there to see my friend's photography show, and could not stand the smell. Definitely wouldn't have stayed to have coffee!

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