I’m back in Ottawa for a brief interlude, for what may be my last time ever. Or not. Or not not. Who knows at this point?
My friend Taras and I went to Ahora, a Mexican retaurant in the Byward Market area. I’d heard murmurs of this place before but, to be honest, before Mad About Udon was born I had little interest in scoping out vegan-friendly restaurants. I’m happy to say that Ahora was fantastic! I cannot rave about this place enough; the meals was sooo cheap, the waitstaff were supremely friendly and helpful, and best of all the food was delicious.
I had both the Sopa De Tortilla and a Taco Vegetariano (minus the cheese and sour cream), the total for which was a whopping $9.25.
The food at Ahora isn’t spicy—the proprietors leave it up to you to dress your food selection with an array of salsas and spicy sauces at their salsa bar.
In other food-related news, I tried to make the Fat Free Vegan’s Blueberry-Oat Bars. Unfortunately, I am staying back at O.B.‘s place in Ottawa and I took our blender when I moved to Toronto. So instead of a blueberry bar with a solid homogenous topping of pureed oats and applesauce, mine turned out more like one huge plate of uncooked oats saturated with blueberries. It was still very delicious, though, just not as photogenic as I’d hoped.
Did anyone else try this recipe? If so, post the link in the comments. I’m interested to see how everyone else’s turned out.