Everyone begins the new year with the best intentions…Be it being better about keeping in touch with friends and family, watching more sunsets or eating healthier…Everyone always has something they wish to improve upon.
Full disclosure: I am not a Vegetarian or Vegan. I am also a meat eating, picky eater so when my friends wanted to meet me for brunch at Moku Roots, Maui’s hot new vegetarian restaurant, I was skeptical. Mind you, I do care about our environment and the idea of fresh ingredients actually grown on Maui is quite appealing.
The title may have lead you to believe I have some kind of a vendetta against maple, which I assure you, I do not. I have nothing at all against maple, it tastes great, and it brings up an unparalleled level of nostalgia when paired with pancakes and remembering the good ole days of your mom’s breakfast on a lazy Saturday morning. However, I never intended to rely as heavily as we’ve become on maple syrup at Moku Roots for our vegan pancakes which we previously served with honey until it was brought to our attention that it was slightly misleading. The pancakes are vegan and will continue to be, but will be served with our local organic honey from Maui Bees in Kula and as such will be labeled dairy and egg free instead of vegan.