114 posts tagged eat consciously
At Home with Susan Feniger: Vegan Avocado on Toast
Time for another video in our Quarrygirl Presents: At Home with Susan Feniger series! This time we go to the famous chef’s Los Angeles pad for a simple breakfast of mashed avocado on toast. It’s so easy and the perfect way to use up avocados before they spoil! Watch as Susan shares her favorite and quickest recipe and also gives us tips on pronunciation, her favourite knife, and why buying fresh pepper is important.
I am so hungry right now I could crawl through this screen & gobble this up! I am on day 2 of a 3 day Kaeng Raeng cleanse, & I am dying. I can however, eat raw fruits & veggies on this cleanse, & I just might have to make this for dinner to supplement my “shake.” In fact, I think I absolutely will! Gorgeous!
Weekend Juice Cleanse
Did any of you catch green juice guru Joe Cross, of the documentary film “Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead,” on the Dr. Oz show recently? I (proudly) don’t have cable so I missed it too, but fortunately you can watch video clips here. And if you haven’t seen the documentary, I cannot recommend it enough. It’s a life changer! Here’s an overview:
Documentary filmmaker & health advocate Joe Cross discovered a whole new body by vowing to change his life & his health by only drinking fresh fruit & vegetable juices for 60 days. When Cross started filming Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, he was 100 pounds overweight, on multiple prescription drugs & suffering from an autoimmune disease. He decided to drastically alter his lifestyle & tap into the body’s natural healing abilities by juicing. The results: Cross lost the weight, got off his meds & sought out to spread his message & the success of his personal journey with the masses.
Wow. 60 days! That’s quite a commitment. The benefits of juicing are immense. When you drink juice, highly concentrated vitamins, minerals & enzymes rapidly enter the bloodstream absorbing all of the nutritional benefits of the fruits & vegetables while giving your digestive organs a much-needed rest. I do not juice daily, but I do it as often as I can. When I do not have the time to make a jucie, I’ll blend up a green smoothie with coconut water, frozen fruit, & “Vega One” protein powder.
Ready to give juicing a try? To help others reap the benefits of juicing, Cross has developed this “3-Day Juice Cleanse” & this handy recipe infographic! Three consecutive days is about all I can handle & while I do love the convenience of the pre-made juices there is nothing like a fresh pressed homemade juice cocktail! I am definitely gonna give this a try! Who’s with me?
I am equally excited about the launch of Dairy Tree Foods! In addition to vegan cheeses, they’re also developing vegan mayo, butter & more!
so excited about the upcoming launch of dairy tree, a brand new vegan cheese made right here in LA!
their first release is going to be bleu cheese, which makes me super stoked because i have never tasted a decent version of that. i know people who have sampled dairy tree, and i have heard nothing but rave reviews. plus the chef behind it is sara from the vegan spot, and if you guys remember that place, they had the best vegan cheese in the land. be sure to sign up for updates!!!
Yay! Yum! Woot! Gimme Gimme!
Vegan Cinco de Mayo Recipes
Did it sneak up on you too? How is it May already? Wow!
Well, at least we have Kathy over at The Lunchbox Bunch to keep things legit. Check out her gallery of “Vegan Mexican Food Recipes” & mouthwatering “Juciy Mango Margarita Mocktail!” Yum! And yes please.
And I’ll be back later to share my almost-raw vegan tacos! Olé!
quarrygirl presents: M Cafe de Chaya
As mentioned in the Good Eats interview, M Cafe de Chaya is one of quarrygirl’s favorite Los Angeles vegan establishments. Although I’ve only been there a small handful of times, M Cafe is definitely one of my top dining picks in LA too, & surely some place I wish to visit again & again. There is too much vegan coolness going on in LA. Oh, heck maybe I should just move there…ain’t nothing holding me back, no more!
Anyhoo, in this awesome vid, quarrygirl features chef Lee Gross, who breaks down some of the dishes that make M Cafe! Ooooooh, I’m hungry! I’ll take a “Big Macro” please!
The Vegetarian Show: J Gold Goes Raw, Vegan Beer, Juicing
Hey ya’ll be sure to check out the first all-vegetarian show on KCRW’s “Good Food.” Tony’s Dart’s Away’s Tony Yannow & quarrygirl are among some of the incredible guests, & there is even a shout out for this weekend’s LA Vegan Beer Fest!
Is it possible to make curds & whey from almond milk? What makes some beer not vegan? Plus, Jonathan Gold gains a new appreciation of raw food.
It’s the first ever all-vegetarian episode of Good Food. Jonathan Gold gains a new appreciation for raw, vegan food when he visits Matthew Kenney’s M.A.K.E & Mark Bittman shares advice on how to eat (& cheat) vegan before six. Chef Tal Ronnen explains how he was able to coax curds & whey out of almond milk for a uniquely delicious vegan cheese. Tony Yannow & vegan blogger Quarry Girl are co-hosting the upcoming Vegan Beer & Food Festival. Yannow discusses vegan beer & Quarry Girl gives us a round up of her favorite vegan eats in LA. New York Times writer Jeff Gordinier weighs in on the juice trend & KCRW employees share what they love & hate about juicing. At the market, Laura Avery talks to Barnyard chef Jesse Barber about how he prepares oyster mushrooms & mushroom cultivator Tanya Wyatt says it took her a year to find the right growing conditions for her mushrooms.
Host: Evan Kleiman
Produced by: Gillian Ferguson, Laryl Garcia, Sarah Rogozen, Harriet Ells
Audio Mixed by: Ronny Mikkelsen
Hippie Crispie Treats
Holy whoa & hello lover. I’ve been a serious chocolate fiend lately. I am talking eating handfuls of Trader Joe’s chocolate cereal right out of the box, & practically polishing off 1/2 a batch of vegan chocolate-coconut macaroons yesterday, amongst other naughty indulgences. Then this recipe from Food 52 came across my dash & I practically gnawed through the screen. Some pretty cool things are happening over there including Gena’s column, “The New Veganism,” & I must say I’m impressed.
These marshmallow-free & vegan chocolately treats are filled with some wholesome stuff like brown rice syrup, coconut oil & almond butter, & are topped with a gooey layer of chocolate (YES MORE CHOCOLATE), chopped almonds & flaked salt. My oh my.
One of the greenest things you can do is GO VEG!
FACT: UN says raising animals for food is one of the top 2-3 most significant contributors 2 most serious environmental problems.