Small site update & FREE coupon alert

Small site update & FREE coupon alert

When I started this blog last year, my husband and I had recently moved to the Orlando area. Since we found ourselves eating out a lot, I thought it would be fun to write up reviews of our experiences as (mostly) vegetarian diners. After we took a couponing class last spring, however, our meals away from home decreased rapidly, just as our pantry was filling up. I follow a few couponing blogs and Facebook groups …

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Disney: Trail’s End Restaurant

Disney: Trail’s End Restaurant

Trail’s End Restaurant is a family restaurant with a down-home western theme located at the Fort Wilderness Resort. The restaurant offers a dinner buffet of classic traditional American frontier fare. With a frontier / wilderness theme, you can imagine there is a lot of meat on the menu, including pork ribs, fried chicken, and hand-carved meats. However, the buffet offers plenty of sides and for fish-eaters there is shrimp and the catch of the day. …

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Disney: Tutto Gusto

Disney: Tutto Gusto

Tutto Gusto is a wine bar in the Italy pavilion of Epcot. The cozy space offers over 200 different Italian wines and a light menu, much of which is veg-friendly. During our visit my companion had the Bufala Mozzarella & Pomodoro Panini. The menu listed it being served with an Arugula Salad, but it was served with a Caesar-style wedge salad instead. No worries; all was tasty. I chose a pasta dish: Pomodoro. The tomato …

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Blind Faith Cafe in Evanston, Illinois

Blind Faith Cafe in Evanston, Illinois

During a visit to my hometown in Chicagoland earlier this year, I had the pleasure of dining at Blind Faith Cafe in Evanston, Illinois. The vegetarian Cafe has been in the city for over 30 years. The dinner menu has a great variety of dishes from different kitchens. In our group we tried the Thai Peanut Noodles, Pesto Pasta Primavera (my choice), Kung Pao, and more. My husband and I, the only vegetarians in our …

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Disney: Tusker House

Disney: Tusker House

Tusker House is a buffet restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It’s located in the Harambe part of the park, and is themed like an African marketplace. The offerings are very vegetarian-friendly. The breakfast and lunchtime buffets are called “Donald’s Dining Safari” and include interaction with Disney characters. Between check-in and seating, patrons are able to take a photo with “Safari” Donald Duck. The buffet offerings for both lunch and dinner are typically the same fare, …

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Mini-Rant: Veg Unfriendly at Les Halles Bakery @ Epcot

Mini-Rant: Veg Unfriendly at Les Halles Bakery @ Epcot

The awesome French bakery at Epcot’s France pavilion, Les Halles Boulangerie & Pâtisserie, was recently moved and renovated, and got an updated menu. Many of the delicious pastry favorites are still there and the savory menu was expanded to include more mealtime items. The cheesecake is now off the menu, and while I will miss it (it was oh so yummy!), I have to admit the Europeans don’t make cheesecake like that so it didn’t …

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Vegetarian Fare at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival Part 2

Vegetarian Fare at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival Part 2

This year the International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot has a new feature: Garden Marketplaces. Throughout World Showcase there are food stands or kiosks, similar to the setup during the park’s International Food and Wine Festival. The Marketplace stands are a great new addition to the festival, now in its 20th year. Each stand offers a few tasty food and drink choices, and there are some great options for vegetarian visitors. The festival, which …

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Disney: Sunshine Seasons

Disney: Sunshine Seasons

Sunshine Seasons is a quick-service food court-style restaurant located inside The Land pavilion in Epcot’s Future World. Fresh sustainable fish is usually on the menu, and I have had that quite a few times. Served with fresh veggies, this is a reliable, tasty, and filling pescatarian quick service meal at Epcot. Besides a vegetable flat bread sandwich, they also offer a vegetarian Asian meal: Orange Sesame Glazed Vegan Chick’n Chunks with Stir Fry Noodles [$7.59]. …

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Hot Deal: T-Fal Cookware Set

Hot Deal: T-Fal Cookware Set

Amazon has a great deal today on a 12-piece nonstick cookware set from T-Fal for just $79.99 (from $199.99). These pans have a heat-indicating “thermo-spot” that lets users know when the pan is hot and ready to be used. We have used a fry pan with this unique indicator and it works great! The set includes six pans, four with lids, and two utensils. These nonstick pans are durable, dishwasher safe, and even safe to …

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Vegetarian Fare at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival Part 1

Vegetarian Fare at Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival Part 1

This year the International Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot has a new feature: Garden Marketplaces. Throughout World Showcase there are food stands or kiosks, similar to the setup during the park’s International Food and Wine Festival. The Marketplace stands are a great new addition to the festival, now in its 20th year. Each stand offers a few tasty food and drink choices, and there are some great options for vegetarian visitors. The festival runs …

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