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High Vibe Fudge

Are you in the mood for some high vibe fudge? The Brigittine Monks in Amity Oregon make fudge with real chocolate, fresh dairy butter, real cream, fresh tree nuts, and natural flavors. The fudge is especially high vibe because it is made by Brigittine Monks who dedicate their lives to prayer and work.

If you are in the Willamette Valley, OR, I recommend that you stop in to purchase high vibe fudge. If you cannot make it to Oregon, call and order your fudge over the phone, 503-835-8080, or online.

High Vibe Fudge made by Brigittine Monks in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

High Vibe Fudge made by Brigittine Monks in the Willamette Valley, Oregon

Brigittine Priory of Our Lady of Consolation
The Brigittine Monks
2330 Walker Lane
Amity, OR 97101
www.brigittine.org

 

Vegan & Vegetarian Restaurants, Montreal QC

A friend sent me a link to this article that describes 20 vegetarian restaurants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I am always on the lookout for delicious vegan cheesecake and have eaten at a couple of the vegetarian restaurants featured in this article.

Crudessence – Vegan Restaurant in Montreal

Not only does Crudessence serve magnificent raw vegan food, they share their recipes in their cookbook. This cookbook has a recipe for vegan cheesecake. This is what it looked like when I made it myself.

vegan cheesecake recipe vegan cheesecake recipe  Yes, it was delicious!

Aux Vivres – Vegan Restaurant in Montreal

Aux Vivres is another vegan restaurant that has wonderful food. They have both cooked and raw vegan food, including a delicious faux-cheesecake. Caution if you do not eat soy products.

Other Vegetarian Restaurants in Montreal

Read about all 20 vegetarian restaurants in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Tumwater Falls Park, Tumwater WA

June 2015: Tumwater Falls Park in Tumwater WA is owned by the private, non-profit Olympia Tumwater Foundation. It is open to the public at no charge and receives no government support for staffing or maintenance. Enjoy this riverside nature park on 15 acres with trails, cascades, lawns, and a children’s playground.

Tumwater Falls Park in Tumwater WA

Tumwater Falls Park in Tumwater WA

Hungry? Eat on the terrace of the The Falls Terrace restaurant which overlooks Tumwater Falls Park.

Eat on the terrace of the The Falls Terrace restaurant which overlooks Tumwater Falls Park.

View from the terrace of the The Falls Terrace restaurant.

View from the terrace of the The Falls Terrace restaurant.

Turnwater Falls Park
110 Deschutes Pkwy SW
Tumwater, WA 98501
360-943-2550
www.olytumfoundation.org

The Falls Terrace
106 Deschutes way SW
Tumwater, Washington 98501
360-943-7830
www.fallsterrace.com

Inn Hotel in Manzanita, OR on the Oregon Coast

June 2015: The Inn at Manzanita is on the Oregon Coast, not even two blocks from a spectacular beach. The Inn is privately owned and the owners will take good care of you.

Inn Hotel in Manzanita, OR on the Oregon Coast

The room I stayed in had a king size bed, gas fireplace, jacuzzi tub for two, a kitchenette, and living room area. It was comfortable and relaxing. In the office they have some DVDs that you can borrow, and I took advantage of it and watched a movie in the evening.

Hotel with Gas Fireplace and Jacuzzi tub for two

Hotel with Kitchenette and King Sized Bed Manzanita OR

Hotel with Living Room - Couch Turns into a Bed

They have a frequent guest program. You can purchase three two-night stays in advance for a reduced price. If I lived in Oregon I would take advantage of this!

This is the view when standing on the Manzanita beach.

the view when standing on the Manzanita beach

the view when standing on the Manzanita beach

This is the view from the road above Manzanita.

This is the view from the road above Manzanita.

The Inn at Manzanita
67 Laneda Ave.
Manzanita, OR 97130
503-368-6754
www.innatmanzanita.com
On the Oregon Coast one hour from Astoria OR

Gluten-Free Restaurant, Philomath OR

June 2015: Eats & Treats Cafe in Philomath OR (20 minutes from Corvallis Oregon) is a 100% gluten-free restaurant. This restaurant does not just offer a gluten-free menu, it only offers gluten-free food. They make all their food without gluten including sauces, salad dressings, breads, and desserts. If you have Celiac Disease you will feel comfortable eating here. Their sign at the front door says it all:  “Welcome to our dedicated gluten free zone. In consideration of our gluten free environment, we kindly request no outside food or drink be brought into the cafe.

Gluten-Free Restaurant, Philomath OR

If you are a first time customer they will bring you a FREE delicious gluten free chocolate chip cookie.

gluten free chocolate chip cookie

This friendly cafe was full of people enjoying their famous barbequed meats and gluten-free food. I wanted to taste their gluten-free bread, so I ordered their tri-tip sandwich. The bread was amazing!

Sandwich made with gluten-free bread

Of course, I also had to try one of their desserts (but was so full from the sandwich that I had to take the dessert to go). I must say that their gluten-free pie crust tasted as good as mine!

 gluten-free pie crust

Eats & Treats Cafe
1644 Main St
Philomath, Oregon  97370
www.eats-treats.com
541-307-0225

Cafe Restaurant, Corvallis OR

June 2015: Laughing Planet Cafe for casual and delicious dining. Order your gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or paleo food at the counter. You will be given a number to take to your table of choice where they will bring you your food. The ingredients are fresh and from local sources whenever possible.

Restaurant Corvallis OR 97330

I ordered Bubbie’s Spring Bowl, a delicious combination of braised lab shoulder, red quinoa, steamed spinach, roasted asparagus, pickled red and watermelon radishes, and a yogurt-dill-pickled mustard seed sauce. I asked for the sauce on the side because I don’t usually like dill, but today I loved it! Even though this dish was not vegetarian, it was gluten-free.

Restaurant Corvallis OR 97330

It was nice to be at a restaurant where I had company at my table. Visit the Laughing Planet Cafe, I guarantee that you will not have to dine alone.

Homemade food with a gluten-free menu. Restaurant Corvallis OR 97330

Laughing Planet Cafe
127 NW 2nd Street
Corvallis, OR 97330
www.laughingplanetcafe.com

Ice Cream & Dairy-Free Popsicles, Tualatin OR

June 2015: Ome Calli is family owned and makes their own ice cream, popsicles and dairy-free popsicles (paletas) from scratch. They have a wide selection of dairy-free popsicles, including strawberry, watermelon, mango, guava, guanabana, pineapple, key, lime, and cucumber.

Ome Calli is family owned and makes their own ice cream, popsicles and dairy-free popsicles (paletas) from scratch.

Ome Calli has expanded recently to two locations: Tualatin and Beaverton Oregon. I stopped in and spoke with the wife of the husband-wife-daughter team. She is lovely! When I asked if I could take her picture she chose to have her dragon in the background.

Owner of Ome Calli in Tualatin OR

I ate the guanabana paletta, a dairy-free popsicle. Yum!

I ate the guanabana paletta, a dairy-free popsicle.

Ome Calli Mexican Frozen Treats
Paleteria Y Neveria
19403 SW Boones Ferry Rd
Tualatin, OR 97062
www.omecalli.com

Cafe Restaurant, Oregon City OR

June 2015: This is the third time that I have visited and eaten at The Singer Hill Cafe in Oregon City OR. I absolutely love it there! The food is simple and clean, the vertical gardens are stupendous, and the energy is inviting and soothing.

Singer Hill Cafe menu Oregon City OR

I had this Seasonal Veggie Sandwich (which contained hummus) even though it was not gluten-free. Yum! If you want a gluten-free option they will use a gluten-free wrap instead of bread.

Vegan Sandwich

Gluten-Free Options and Vegan Options

This Oregon City restaurant cafe has a simple, healthy menu that caters to people with all sorts of diets. They offer gluten-free options, vegetarian options, and vegan options.

Gluten-Free Restaurant Oregon City OR

Singer Hill Cafe menu Oregon City OR

Singer Hill Cafe menu Oregon City OR

Vertical Gardens

I had not seen a vertical garden until I walked into the Singer Hill Cafe. I love them! I sit and enjoy the beauty while I eat my delicious meal. They even have free classes on how to make a vertical garden!

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Singer Hill Cafe
623 7th St.
Oregon City, OR 97045
503-656-5252
www.singerhill.com