Once again I don’t eat out all the time. This dish was inspired by my boyfriend’s daily obsession with quinoa salad. So I let the quinoa boil (1 cup quinoa to 1.5 cups water) and then simmer for 15 mins. While that was simmering I chopped up some greens (I had butter lettuce), tomato, and brought out some frozen peas. I stir-fried the peas with a light amount of canola oil and then added the greens with onion & garlic powder. Then the chopped tomato. Sprinkled a handful of nutritional yeast til it looked cooked down to my liking. As soon the quinoa cooled I mixed it all together with drizzles of olive oil, salt, and apple cider vinegar. Topped with another sprinkle of nutritional yeast. Mix well. You can add whatever veggies you’d like. My boyfriend loves green onions, I didn’t have any around the house.
Word on the street is quinoa is a complete protein.
THE BEST DESSERT I HAVE EVER EATEN!
Fig & Walnut Custard
Black Mission figs, walnut caramel,
black pepper-plum honey
From Millenium Restaurant
580 Geary St
San Francisco, California 94102
I really have mixed feelings about Herbivore.
On one hand it is great to have a place where I can just go and have it be all vegan. It is moderately priced and generally fresh. The servers are generally friendly at all the locations.
My sorrow comes from wondering if they changed owners since they originally opened because I just get the feeling they don’t actually care about vegan cuisine. I remember going into the location on SF’s Valencia Street in 2004 and being so enthused especially about handmade chocolate cupcakes!
We can all just throw Daiya Cheese and make something taste delicious. Every vegan I talk to talks about how Herbivore isn’t really living up to its potential. Whatever you do don’t get the Tempeh Bacon which is pretty much just Tempeh and do not get the Pad Thai which is a big clump of peanut sauce. I think they need to pay for cooks (assuming they are paying minimum wage currently) who can develop spices and flavors with a plant based diet.
I generally get a BBQ sandwich and feel okay about it. I like there Vietnamese spring rolls and Quinoa Cakes entree.
Today I tried the phillo dough pie filled with spinach, tofu, cheese,
mushrooms, onions, capers, artichoke hearts with roasted red pepper sauce and sauteed greens. It was pretty tasty, a little greasier than I expected and not sure they didn’t just throw in packaged tofu with daiya. For 10.50 I can’t complain too much as it included lots of greens.
2451 Shattuck Ave
(between Dwight Way & Haste St)
Berkeley, CA 94704
Neighborhoods: UC Campus Area, Downtown Berkeley
Mon-Thu, Sun 9 am - 10 pm
Fri-Sat 9 am - 11 pm
I do not know much about macrobiotic food. I just ordered a cookbook and want to learn more. But I do know the stereotypes…. you think of crunchy hippies with bland flavors.
Well I’ve eaten at Shangri-la twice now. Once because a friend took me, and today because I have a cold. I can tell you the food is NOT bland at all. It is all organic and it feels like a real treat because if you are cooking for yourself you can easily spend 13-15 dollars or more on these fresh ingredients.
I do recommend going for lunch if you want to save a little more money for the same amount of food. But this is a gem for fresh cooked veggies.
Yellow split peas w/ veggie miso ginger soup
Short grain brown rice
French lentil w/garlic & onion
Roasted yam kabocha butternut squash & rosemary
Collard greens w/ burdock & shiitake & leek sauce
Mixed green salad red beet basil dressing
4001 Linden Street
Oakland, CA 94608
Open 7 Days a Week
11:00AM ~ 3:00PM
5:30PM ~ 9:00PM
Beyond Meat (http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/technology/2012/07/beyond_meat_fake_chicken_that_tastes_so_real_it_will_freak_you_out_.html) used in a sandwich at the Oakland Whole Foods. I had to go home and put Veganaise on it but otherwise it tasted like a chicken salad sandwich!