Went to Native Foods Cafe for the very first time and I loved it! I had the Portobello and Sausage burger: “Juicy grilled portobellos, our homemade Native Sausage Seitan, caramelized onions, pomodoro, sweet roasted garlic, creamy pumpkin seed pesto and mayo” with sweet potato fries on the side. Rico had the Chicken Run Ranch burger: “Crispy battered Native Chicken, ranch dressing, romaine, carrots, and onions” with potato salad on the side. To drink we had a Watermelon Fresca and Lavender Lemonade, that was probably the best lemonade I’ve ever tried! I can’t wait to go back!

So Vegan Cuts . com is having a photo contest on instagram & I thought it’d be fun to join in! This photo is for day 3, #whatvegansdrink! Of course we drink a lot of things, but I’ve been making a lot of smoothies & I figured it’s about time I posted one on here. I normally use the bigger nutri bullet cup, but I felt like using the smaller one today. Anyway, I made it with red/purple kale, half of that coconut, a whole banana, some pineapple, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and sweetened coconut shavings. & it was all blended with water, of course.

So Vegan Cuts . com is having a photo contest on instagram & I thought it’d be fun to join in! This photo is for day 3, #whatvegansdrink! Of course we drink a lot of things, but I’ve been making a lot of smoothies & I figured it’s about time I posted one on here. I normally use the bigger nutri bullet cup, but I felt like using the smaller one today. Anyway, I made it with red/purple kale, half of that coconut, a whole banana, some pineapple, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and sweetened coconut shavings. & it was all blended with water, of course.

It’s been been pretty cold lately and soups sound delicious. I grew up on my mom’s “Caldo de Pollo”, (mexican chicken soup), she would add whole   chicken legs, chunks of potato, corn on the cob, cabbage, carrots, squash, and it would be served with mexican rice either on the side or in the same bowl. Today I made my own vegan friendly version with smaller bite-size pieces of potato, squash, broccoli, kale, and corn kettles. I also added ginger, garlic,  turmeric, and a whole lot of lemon. I also didn’t use any broth, just water. It’s great on this cold california day.

It’s been been pretty cold lately and soups sound delicious. I grew up on my mom’s “Caldo de Pollo”, (mexican chicken soup), she would add whole   chicken legs, chunks of potato, corn on the cob, cabbage, carrots, squash, and it would be served with mexican rice either on the side or in the same bowl. Today I made my own vegan friendly version with smaller bite-size pieces of potato, squash, broccoli, kale, and corn kettles. I also added ginger, garlic,  turmeric, and a whole lot of lemon. I also didn’t use any broth, just water. It’s great on this cold california day.

Today I made what I believe to be the best sandwich ever. A portobello mushroom sandwich with mushroom caps as buns with no bread! I put fresh organic basil & kale, tomato, minced garlic, and vegan mozzarella cheese. I should have drained the mushroom after grilling it since it ended up getting a bit messy and drippy… but it was worth it.

I made the most delicious guacamole today! I used 4 avocados, 4 roma tomatoes, 3 chiles serranos, a fourth of an onion, 2 minced cloves of garlic, some cilantro from my herb garden, a bit of lemon, salt, and pepper.

I made the most delicious guacamole today! I used 4 avocados, 4 roma tomatoes, 3 chiles serranos, a fourth of an onion, 2 minced cloves of garlic, some cilantro from my herb garden, a bit of lemon, salt, and pepper.

Welcome to all my new followers! I gained like 100 in one day! I’m so glad you all loved my photos of the “Vegan Big Mac” and vegan jalapeño poppers from Doomie’s Home Cooking in Hollywood, CA. I was seriously on my way back to Doomie’s for more food when I started getting all these notification on my phone. The “Vegan Big Mac” was delicious, but I was really craving the “Fried Chicken” this time, it’s my favorite meal at Doomie’s. Rico had the Western Cheeseburger with vegan cheese, of course. We also happened to crash a birthday party and the hostess ordered plates full of Deep Fried Avocado! OMG, they were delicious! Probably not so healthy, but most definitely worth it!

This was my first time trying a cashew cream with pasta. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. I had this pene pasta with gardein chicken strips, broccoli, sprouts, and cashew garlic cream at the Loving Hut in Claremont.

This was my first time trying a cashew cream with pasta. It was a lot better than I thought it would be. I had this pene pasta with gardein chicken strips, broccoli, sprouts, and cashew garlic cream at the Loving Hut in Claremont.

I’ve been really enjoying meals at Mother’s Market & Kitchen. This was my first time having breakfast there and it was great. Rico had a breakfast burrito with scrambled tofu, beans, vegan cheese & veggies with a side of roasted potatoes. I had Ma’s country breakfast with scrambled tofu, home made biscuits, dairy-free gravy, veggie sausage, and roasted potatoes. It was an extremely satisfying breakfast.

I’ve been really enjoying meals at Mother’s Market & Kitchen. This was my first time having breakfast there and it was great. Rico had a breakfast burrito with scrambled tofu, beans, vegan cheese & veggies with a side of roasted potatoes. I had Ma’s country breakfast with scrambled tofu, home made biscuits, dairy-free gravy, veggie sausage, and roasted potatoes. It was an extremely satisfying breakfast.