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ethiopian on the ready

Posted by vegetablediaries on October 2, 2009

Rahel's miser (red lentils)

Rahel's miser (red lentils)

well, here we are on day two of vegan mofo (vegan month of food)! i’m lacking a kitchen at the moment but in the meantime i’ve been able to sample some prepared meals at whole foods. most things haven’t excited me, however i found some ethiopian food from the los angeles restaurant, Rahel Ethiopian Veggie Cusine. everything is vegan and i’m really quite fond of the miser- red lentils with injera. it’s around $6.50, which seems a bit pricey, but i ate one half for lunch and i’ll save the other half for tomorrow. i cooked up some spicy savoy cabbage on the electric skillet and it went perfectly with the lentils. i’ll post the recipe for the cabbage later. there will also be a review of Rahel’s restaurant soon to come. hold on to your pants!

packaging

packaging

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babycakes NYC.. and soon to be in LA

Posted by vegetablediaries on August 3, 2009

babycakes nyc bakery

babycakes nyc bakery

i ate all of my babycakes before i could take a picture… but! here are a few photos of the bakery. for those of you who haven’t met a babycake, well, they are one of the most delectable, toothsome, baked treats i have ever tried. they also happen to be refined sugar-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, casein-free, egg-free, vegan, and kosher! so, there is something for everyone. and don’t let all those allergy-free warnings scare you… these are some serious sweets. i love the cinnamon toastie and lemon poppyseed teacakes. the agave brownies are also outstanding! the owner, erin mckenna recently published a babycakes nyc cookbook and it has been so fun to play with. i encourage everyone to try. gluten-free baking can be really tricky but its definitely worth the results!

oh! los angeles will soon be in luck! babycakes nyc is coming to downtown LA. you can read more here: http://vegnews.com/web/articles/food.do

babycakes nyc bakery

babycakes nyc bakery

cute t-shirts for sale

babycakes nyc t-shirts

babycakes nyc t-shirts

not everything is gluten-free, so inquire which products are safe to eat if you have any gluten or wheat sensitivities.

http://www.babycakesnyc.com/

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casa de tree

Posted by vegetablediaries on June 29, 2009

casa de tree's curry tempeh sandwich

casa de tree's curry tempeh sandwich

hello vegetable diaries,

lets talk japanese organic vegan cafe and bakery in west los angeles!

boy oh boy, i hope i get to go back to casa de tree soon. this curry flavored fried tempeh sandwich is so delightful! its a nice crusty curry tempeh slathered with tartar sauce and nestled between a little bed of cabbage and fresh bread of your choice.. i like the six-grain. you will also receive a side of pasta salad and green salad.. always fresh and always good! if you are gluten-free you can rest assured that they use wheat-free soy sauce, but still inquire about gluten in their dishes because there is a lot of seitan on the menu. they have a great buffet for $7.99/lb!

i like to look at their butternut speakers:

butternut squash speakers at casa de tree

butternut squash speakers at casa de tree

and here are some excellent tacos!

casa de tree tacos

casa de tree tacos

everyone must try this place. the menu is so creative and not overly priced. by the way, its cash only. go go go!!

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shojin organic & natural

Posted by vegetablediaries on June 23, 2009

shojin's tomato tartar

shojin's tomato tartar

shojin is my favourite japanese restaurant in los angeles. prepare to be pampered when you eat here as the shojin staff are very attentive and hospitable. you simply can’t go wrong with whatever you order and everything is moderately priced. their creative menu is always growing and they also offer cooking classes! shojin cuisine is inherently vegan and you always feel so fresh and alive after you eat here. remember to make room for their beautiful desserts!

green tea "moss" cake with sweet adzuki beans

green tea "moss" cake with sweet adzuki beans

 Shojin Organic & Natural
333 S. Alameda St. Suite 310 
(Little Tokyo Shopping Center 3F)
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 617-0305
http://www.theshojin.com/

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meals by genet

Posted by vegetablediaries on June 22, 2009

veggie combo

veggie combo

meals by genet! you shouldn’t even waste your time reading this drivel.. just go and NOW (although they are closed on monday and tuesdays)! this is by far the greatest ethiopian restaurant i have tried.. because i am vegan i haven’t tried the meats, however i hear that those are quite amazing, too. but we won’t talk about that here. i have tried the tofu tibs (cooked in oil, not butter) and those are down right fantastic, too.

if you don’t like the injera (bread), you can order your veggie with rice. its not officially on the menu but i have a gluten-free friend who has done it quite often. although this meal is intended to be shared, i have on many occasion finished it solo! remember to say hello to genet when you pass by the kitchen to wash off your hands!

veggie combo injera belly

veggie combo injera belly

Meals by Genet
1053 S. Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 938-9304
http://www.mealsbygenet.com/

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