My Vegetarian Partner in Crime:
I made this amazing pasta the other day. It’s Spaghetti with creamy alfredo sauce, topped with fresh basil, tomato, and garlic.
This post is the first Burger edition! My favorite burgers are at Red Robin. So many different choices, and all can be made vegetarian by ordering a veggie patty. Rico’s favorite is the Bleu Ribbon burger, I have a few favorites, but pictured here is the Banzai burger. More excellent burgers can also be found at Eureka! in Claremont, CA. Their burgers can be vegetarian customized with a homemade blended red beet patty; Rico had the Tortilla burger (tomato,onion, jalapeño chips, guacamole, cilantro, jack cheese, chipotle sauce) and I had the Napa Burger (oven roasted roma tomato marinated in olive oil and vinegar, pesto aioli, havarti cheese, fried pancetta served over arugula) We also found that Frisco’s also has veggie burger options! They’re pretty good, not as great as at other places, but they’ll do.
I went to Kabuki Japanese restaurant in Pasadena last month to celebrate Marlyn’s birthday, and I found that they have a new vegetarian menu! I have to go back and try them all. This time I tried the Veggie Rainbow Roll, and it was amazing. It’s spicy tofu mixed with cucumber slices, with tomato, avocado, and roasted red peppers on top. Then, a couple of weeks ago I made my own veggie rolls with Kale, Spinach, and Avocado inside :)
The last time I ate out in the city was about a month ago, my love & I tried out Urth Caffe in downtown Los Angeles, and it was delightful! We sat outside, under a warm heater, and discussed the days activities over a Panini Portabella, a Mediterranean platter, an Italian Cappuccino with Almond Milk, and a Japanese Tea Latte with almond milk.
ianI had very delicious Italian dinner with Rico & Alycia on Sunday night at Centanni Trattoria in Venice Beach, CA. So far this has been the best Gnocchi with Pesto I’ve had! Also, we almost killed each other for the 4th piece of Bruschetta.
I went to Doomie’s Home Cooking again last week for my Nailea’s birthday, and I finally got a photo of that delicious vegan fried chicken! We also tried their vegan mac & cheese, pot roast, and BLT sandwich.
These two (Nailea & Justin) take me to the yummiest of places when I don’t have my camera with me! A phone pic will have to do :) We went to One World Vegetarian Cuisine… or One Veg World.. They changed their name I forget what it is now. I have been here many times before, and it’s always so good. Most of their dishes (or maybe all?) are vegan. Nailea had the Zesty Serendipity, that tastes just like it sounds ;) Justin had the BBQ Drumsticks, and I had the Everlasting Chow Mein. I’m not gona lie, I was a little disappointed with my dish.. it had hardly any tofu nor broccoli, which was one of the main reasons I decided to get this. Overall, the place is great. Past experiences have been delightful.
So Delicious! Minty fresh and chocolatey good! Mmmm.. Coconuts.
One of my favorite dishes to make is pasta with fresh Tomato, Basil, & Garlic. Fast, easy, simple, and good.