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New Native Foods Open!

New Native Foods Open!

Last Friday I was able to check out Native Foods’ new Santa Monica location for lunch before it opened to the public.  I went with Pearl, Ryan and his mom, who was in town visiting.  Pearl and I are finally getting out and about more, and it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything that [...]

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Back from Vacation!

Back from Vacation!

The end of Vegan MoFo just happened to coincide with a vacation that Ryan and I had been planning for a few months.  We went down to Venice, Florida, where my parents have a house in which they spend a good part of the winter.  (If you’ve ever been through a Chicago winter, you understand [...]

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Taste of Life

Taste of Life

I finally got the chance to eat some Taste of Life a couple months ago, and I’m probably the last vegan in LA to try this stuff!  It’s certainly old news to many, but since becoming a vendor at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, Ryan and I have had it almost every week.  Apparently they’ve closed [...]

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Chili Addiction

Chili Addiction

When I became a vendor at the Hollywood Farmers’ Market, I had no idea what the other vendors would be like.  We’d done some other farmers markets and most of the people were very nice, but you never really know what you’re in for.  So driving over to Hollywood that morning, I was pretty nervous. [...]

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More SunPower Natural Cafe

More SunPower Natural Cafe

Ryan and I had another chance to head over to SunPower Natural Cafe, and I guess I’m a fan of their drinks since this is the second one that I’m posting about! This is the Fresh Squeezed Lemonade with Agave, and I think I can say without exaggeration, that this is the best lemonade I’ve [...]

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Tempeh Pate

Tempeh Pate

The next dish that I made for our Hollywood Bowl Picnic was the tempeh pate from the Native Foods Cookbook.  This is one of my favorite recipes, and I can’t even count how many times I’ve made this.  We’ve eaten it in Palm Springs wraps (Ryan’s favorite), I’ve baked it in puff pastry, served it [...]

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Follow Your Heart

Follow Your Heart

I don’t know if I’ve ever had real pastrami, but years ago, I used to get a Reuben sandwich in my home town that used turkey pastrami.  I think that was my first introduction to Reubens, and since then I’ve only had veggie versions.  One that we kind of overdosed on is this avocado reuben.  [...]

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Hugo’s Tacos & Hugo’s Restaurant

Hugo’s Tacos & Hugo’s Restaurant

Ah, Hugo’s Tacos -  so good, so fast, and so affordable.  We love this place, and like both of Hugo’s Restaurants, there are lots of vegan options.  It’s also a great place to go if not everyone in your group is vegetarian, because there’s something for everyone.  Another bonus is that Hugo’s uses really high [...]

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Gelato Bar’s Chocolate Sorbetto & Worldfest Wrap-Up

Gelato Bar’s Chocolate Sorbetto & Worldfest Wrap-Up

I was really hoping for a reprieve after Worldfest, but things have been as busy as ever!  While I continue to recover, I thought I’d let you enjoy this beautiful photo (thanks, Ryan!) of yummy dairy-free chocolate sorbetto from the Gelato Bar.  This stuff is amazing.  It is super rich and chocolaty.  Gelato Bar isn’t [...]

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SunPower Strawberry Shake

SunPower Strawberry Shake

Ryan and I stopped in at the new SunPower Natural Cafe last week, and we were so glad we did!  It’s in Studio City, which is very exciting because it’s so close to us, the people there are incredibly nice, and it has amazing food!  SunPower Natural Cafe serves mostly raw food, and we don’t [...]

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Ensalada Azteca on Veggie Thing

Ensalada Azteca on Veggie Thing

I’m very excited to announce that a website I’ve been contributing to for Citysearch launched today!  It’s called Veggie Thing, and it features great vegan dishes in different towns across the country.  It also has links to lots of other great blogs, and my favorite part – tons of photos of amazing looking food.  I’ve [...]

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