Ever since moving back to Iowa, I’ve been pleasantly surprised with how many vegan options there are here. Obviously I can’t just walk to Peacefood Cafe anymore (*insert tears here*), but hey—I’m a quick drive away from pizza with soy cheese and the Impossible Burger, and that’s fine by me. Plus, it’s safe to say I’m still nailing my version of the restaurant’s spicy Caesar dressing, so it’s basically like I’m there, right?
One of my favorite places I’ve eaten at in the area is actually Karma Coffee Cafe in Hiawatha—a small coffee shop that has a few really tasty vegan eats on the menu. Whenever I post up and work there, I always get a matcha latte and their summer rolls—both of which are completely to-die-for. Since I work from home most days, I decided to make some myself… and unlike the last time I tried working with rice paper (which was kind of like my first time with tofu), it was a total success.
While the restaurant uses what I’m guessing is a homemade sweet potato hummus, I subbed in some store-bought roasted red pepper hummus from Sabra until I have time to make their version myself. The rest of the ingredients are incredibly easy to prep, too: after a few minutes of chopping, you just have to assemble everything and you’re good to go.