As I’ve spent the weekend reading my review copy of Jason Wyrick’s “Vegan Tacos” I’ve had tacos on the brain! So I whipped these up for breakfast with what was on hand - yellow onion, pinto beans, patty pan squash & zucchini slow sautéed in garlic infused oil & lots of spices, topped with wilted spinach, roasted peppers, & a simple avocado & lime smash. Oh & hot sauce of course! Wish I could say the tortillas were homemade, but not today! Mmmm, mmmm good! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my book review & recipe share! (at vegenista’s kitchen )
Buckwheat Salad with Yogurt Cardamom Dressing
There is a new recipe at Vegenista’s Kitchen! It’s a wonderful sweet & savory ayurvedically inspired buckwheat salad that I created in conjunction with Laura from Food: A Love Story for the Sophia Leadership Camp for girls. I was recently interviewed by one of the camp attendees & you can read that here!
Get this delicious “vata reducing” recipe & read more about my experience playing “chef” for a week here - http://vegenistaskitchen.com/buckwheat-salad-with-yogurt-cardamom-dressing/
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Roasted Summer Veggie Tacos
It’s a warm summer day out there, but if you’re feeling brave enough to turn on your oven check out my “Roasted Vegetable Tacos & Spicy Summer Salsa” featured on Chic Vegan this weekend - http://www.chicvegan.com/roasted-summer-vegetable-tacos-spicy-salsa/
I finally had a chance to check out Garden Grill Kitchen & enjoyed their super yummy “Beer Battered Avocado & Breakfast Scramble Taco Combo.”
If you’re in San Diego, be sure to check them out every sunday at the Hillcrest Farmers’ Market. They have a delicious all vegan menu!
Fig, Kale & Almond Smoothie
Good Morning! There is a brand new & beautiful smoothie recipe over at Vegenista’s Kitchen! am back to work this week, & with early mornings & a busy schedule, I need something quick, easy & nourishing that I can pour in a mason jar & drink on the go. My friend Shelly gave me some delicious figs from her tree & I decided to add them last minute to my favorite basic kale & almond smoothie. The result was rich, creamy deliciousness!
There are many ways to enjoy a fig beyond the iconic “Newton” cookie. Fresh summer figs make a beautiful accoutrement on a vegan cheese plate, are lovely tossed into a green salad, delicious sliced over a bowl of oatmeal, tasty atop flatbread with greens & vegan “goat” cheese, & perfectly wonderful on their own too. I’d never thought to add them to a green smoothie & so glad the mood finally struck me!
This smoothie is wonderfully luscious & delicious. The flavor is subtly sweet, which I prefer, but if you like added sweetness, a date would be perfect. The combination of homemade almond milk, figs & frozen banana makes the smoothie rich & thick ~ like a healthy milkshake! My new morning favorite.
Nicora Johns Ethical Footwear Celebrates 1 year with a New Collection!
Hey Fashionable Friends! Did you know that Nicora Johns, my absolute favorite ethical shoe company, recently celebrated their one year anniversary? They did, indeed!
If you are unfamiliar with Nicora Johns, allow me to acquaint you ~ they’re a Los Angeles based shoe manufacturer whose beautiful shoes are handcrafted, ethical, socially responsible, eco & vegan friendly. To read more, check out my previous post.
The Nicora Johns team had quite an exciting first year - from a successful & fully funded kickstarter campaign to NJ’s founder, Stephanie, winning this year’s well deserved Peta Award for “Most Talented New Designer.” So awesome & big congratulations! In honor of their anniversary, they’ve re-branded & launched a beautiful new collection which you can check out here.
And, if you’d like to become more acquainted with the amazing cobbler behind the brand, then please visit Chic Vegan for my exclusive interview with Stephanie Nicora ~ http://www.chicvegan.com/interview-series-stephanie-nicora-of-nicora-johns-shoes/
(photos via nicorajohns.com)
A little snack while I plan out the yoga class I’m leading tomorrow! WholeFoods finally had this Parmela Creamery treenut “cheese” back in stock. Delicious & #vegan 💚🌱🐮 (at chez vegenista)
Miyoko’s Kitchen Sneak Peek!
Exclusive sneak peek into Miyoko’s Kitchen via VegNews. Ah man, would’ve loved to be on that tour! I am so excited for the opening of Miyoko’s Kitchen. Her artisan vegan cheese recipes are really outstanding, but definitely take some effort. How great to just be able to stroll in & buy a delicious vegan cheese? Woot!
Ever wonder what goes into building a state-of-the-art vegan cheese company? So have we! Yesterday, we took a private tour of the soon-to-open Miyoko’s Kitchen in Fairfax, CA, where artisan vegan cheese will be made and shipped around the world. Check out the exclusive photo tour here!
Vaute Couture’s Autumn/Winter 2014 Collection Pre-order is Live!
Wow…this is a stunning collection! Coats, hats, dresses & more! Love, love, love!!!
Every year Vaute Couture’s darling founder, Leanne, rewards her longtime loving supporters by offering 50% off for 24 Hours when you order your winter coat while it’s still summer. The brand new vintage inspired hat collection will be offered at $85 a piece for 24 hours as well! We all know that Vaute is not cheap, but it is absolutely worth every penny if you can afford & even better if we can save a few bucks!
Well, the time is now, so don’t delay! See EVERYTHING HERE: http://vautecouture.com/collections/pre-orders. Best Prices till 6pm EST 8/14
I love coats, hats & fall!!!!