Archives for September 2013

Vegging Out :: LA Vegan Crepe

Brunch is a simple luxury that I seem to only make time for when I travel. On my recent trip to LA, I packed up my bestie and we headed to Beverly Hills for a meal at LA Vegan Crepe.

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Spicy Pumpkin Soup Recipe

I walked into my local craft store for a little Autumn inspiration. You know I need all the help I can get, since I live in the land of eternal summer. Expecting to see a wall of pumpkins, Fall wreaths, burnt orange and gold, can you imagine my complete horror when I was smacked in the face by Christmas?! In September?!!!!

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Vegging Out :: Native Foods Cafe

If someone asked me where to enjoy vegan versions of all their favorite comfort foods, I’d send them to Native Foods Cafe. From Reuben sandwiches to burgers and decadent desserts,these dishes hit the spot.

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Vegging Out :: Hangawi NYC

One of the best meals on my recent trip to New York was the prix fixe lunch at Hangawi. The moment you walk in and surrender your shoes before entering the dining room,you know you are in for a different type of experience.Wear something comfortable on your lower half, as you will have a seat on a floor cushion and enjoy your lunch service on a low table. Order a soju mojito and get ready for some superb vegan Korean food.

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Coconut Bacon Recipe + Maple Pancake Bites

There are a lot of salads and green smoothies in my life. But every now and then, I just want to be bad and give in to a craving…like bacon. Yup,even a gal on a plant-based diet gets a yen for that smokey,salty,savory crunch.

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Thai Coconut Curry Recipe with EcoVeganGal

I invited Whitney from EcoVeganGal to join me in the Tastemade kitchen and show you how to make an outrageously delicious Thai Coconut Curry. Whitney creates amazing videos to inspire people to live healthier lives,while being kinder and gentler to the planet. I saw this dish in her “Extreme Healthy Vegan Cheapskates” video and knew I wanted to give it a try!

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Vegging Out :: Peacefood Cafe NYC

We came for the vegan cronuts but fell in love with the carrot cake. I recommend the paninis and pizza for lunch,so satisfying! The cheese-less mushroom pizza is served on a perfect thin crust,topped with red bell peppers and zucchini. I finally got to try chickpea fries- crunchy,savory and begging to be dipped in some vegan ranch dressing.

Get there early because the space fills up for lunch and they will sell out of certain baked goods.

Peacefood Cafe NYC: The cost- Lunch for three + desserts and tea about $60 Peacefood Café on Urbanspoon

August Favorites + Natural Vitality Giveaway!

(GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.Winner has been contacted)To enter the giveaway for a Natural Vitality prize pack as mentioned in the video:

1) Follow Natural Vitality on Facebook and Pinterest

2) Subscribe to my YouTube channel

3) Leave a comment on this video telling me what your vegan travel essentials are

Giveaway ends Sept. 20.2013. Contest open to anyone with an U.S. shipping address. Winner will be notified through YouTube messages (you can sign up with your Gmail info).

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