All posts filed under: Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Mac N Cheese

I made the most delicious dish last night and per all my instagram followers request I am posting the recipe. ENJOY! 1 small butternut squash (about 1 pound), peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 3 cups) 1 cup homemade or low-sodium chicken stock 1 1/2 cup almond milk Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg Pinch of cayenne pepper 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound gluten-free elbow macaroni 4 ounces extra-sharp cheddar cheese, finely grated (about 1 cup) 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, finely grated (1 ounce) Coconut oil to grease your pan Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine squash, stock, and almond milk in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium; simmer until squash is tender when pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash contents of saucepan; stir in nutmeg, cayenne, and salt, and season with black pepper. Stir to combine. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles; cook until al dente according to package instructions, …

Vegan Chili

I made this amazing spicy chilli last week and I have finally typed up the recipe for you all. It was very delicious and easy to make, I think you all will enjoy it. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium yellow-skinned onion, chopped 1 large red pepper, seeded and chopped 1 large green pepper, seeded and chopped 1 large carrot sliced 1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped 1 cup pale beer 1 (32-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 (14-ounce) can black beans 1 (14-ounce) can dark red kidney beans 1 (14-ounce) can pinto beans 1 (8-ounce )package of seitan ( I used Upton’s Naturals Ground beef style) 1 tablespoon ground cumin 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon coarse salt 1 chipotle chili Toppings: 8 ounces (2 cups shredded) rice cheddar cheese Chopped scallions, whites and greens Diced fresh seeded plum tomato Tofutti sour cream Directions: Over moderate heat, add oil to a deep pot and combine onion, peppers, carrots, and garlic. Saute for 3 to …

Huckleberry, Santa Monica (sometimes a girl just needs eggs)

I typically stick to a vegan diet 90% of the time but sometimes I just crave eggs. This morning I had breakfast at my favorite spot, Huckleberry in Santa Monica. Know for homemade breads, pastries and savory food. Everything served at Huckleberry is made on site using the best quality ingredients. Let’s just say the doughnuts are a must!!! My all time favorite dish is the Quinoa, butternut squash, and kale topped with two sunny side up eggs. Today I tried the poached eggs over fresh market vegetables with pesto and toasted bread crumbs. Everything at Huckleberry is absolutely amazing and they offer so many vegetarian options. Once you try Huckleberry visit their other restaurant Rustic Canyon another favorite of mine.   RUSTIC CANYON SNEAK PEAK:  

Wurstkuche has vegetarian sausages!

My friend Stephanie invited me to  Wurstkuche  exotic sausage grill in Venice today. I was very excited that they had vegetarian options because I LOVE a good grilled sausage!!! This place was a lot of fun and I definitely want to go back and try some of the beers (Wurstkuche has 24 imported beers on tap)! Wurstkuche offers, classic, gourmet, and exotic sausages all served on a freshly baked roll, including your choice of two toppings (caramelized onions, sauerkraut, sweet peppers, or spicy peppers) they also offer four types of gourmet mustards and of course THE BELGIAN FRIES with ohhhh so many sauces to choose from. Today we tried the curry ketchup & sun-dried tomato mayo. YUM!!!! They have locations in Downtown LA and Venice Beach, definitely give this place a try.    

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza has vegan options!

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza opened in El Segundo a few months ago, and I must say I have really enjoyed everything I have tasted at this restaurant! Sammy’s is a chain restaurant with 12 locations in California, and 5 in Nevada. Sammy’s has a ton of vegetarian options, from veggie tapas, to vegan salads, and the best of all any of the pizzas can be made vegan because Sammy’s offers Daiya vegan cheese . All of the pizzas are delicious and last night I tried the Thai vegan salad and I really enjoyed it. ( you can substitute gardein “chicken for any of the meat)  If there is a Sammy’s near you I would definitely give this place a try!

Mendocino Farms sandwich market

I am a huge fan of Mendocino Farms. I probably eat there once a week because everything is so tasty. Mendocino Farms is all about the “Fancy” sandwich! They are inspired by local, fresh, seasonal ingredients and they like to reconstruct fine dining entrees to a sandwich. Mendocino has many yummy vegetarian options and these are the two vegan options: The Vegan Spicy Soyrizo & Black Bean Wrap 7.95 spicy vegan soy-chorizo with black beans, vegenaise, red onions, cilantro, fresh jalapenos, tomatoes and shredded romaine on a grilled honey wheat tortilla wrap (vegan tortilla available on request) Vegan Shawarma 9.25 Mediterranean chickpea shawarma, with a bean puree, vegan tzatziki, red onions, cucumbers, tomatoes, and shredded romaine on a grilled honey wheat tortilla wrap (vegan tortilla available on request) They also have a special right now. A vegan club with tempeh bacon and smashed avocado! SO GOOD! I had it for dinner last night! Mendocino Farms currently has 3 locations with plans to open more. Go online now and vote  on their next location.

Veggie Dogs At Dodger Stadium

I always feel so left out at Dodger games because everyone gets to enjoy a Dodger dog while I have garlic fries! Many friends have told me that they sell veggie dogs at the stadium but every time I go I can NEVER find them. I always ask around and the employees at the stadium don’t seem to know what a veggie dog is!!!! This time I did re-search before the game and I found out that they only serve the dogs at two specific stands (one in the reserved seats level, and one in the lower box level),  right behind home plate.  They cost $6.25 and they are delicious! I wanted to share the specific veggie dog location so all my fellow vegetarians can enjoy a dog like I did!