Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

First day of senior year started today! I got up early for a 9 am class, but the instructor didn't show up so everyone went home and now I'm sleepy.
These are the cutest little strawberries me and my sister found in Golden Gate Park on a trail near the California Academy of Sciences:

I don't think we were supposed to pick them...
My sister told me to take a picture of this Blueberry Fiber Mini Cake from Trader Joe's:One day, my sister and I went to Trader Joe's with a sweet tooth and came out with a box of these mini muffins and a box of rice milk and had a tea party outside on a Starbucks patio.
Now for another Larabar review!
The cool people at Larabar sent a cute little package with new flavors, including Peanut Butter & Jelly, German Chocolate Cake, and Tropical Fruit Tart.

First up, PB & J:This Larabar definitely delivers real peanutty goodness. There are only three ingredients: dates, peanuts, and dried cherries. There's also a smidgen of salt that makes it taste like real peanut butter. The dried cherries don't taste like jelly, so its not what you expect, but it was incredibly awesome!I would definitely buy these, but I can't help thinking how dried strawberries would taste in this bar because I grew up on PB & J's with the good old Smucker's strawberry preserves.
I especially loved the adorable two-tone wrapper with nut brown sandwiched between stripes of grape jelly. Methinks this is a wonderful new addition to the Larabar family!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

M Cafe de Chaya

I decided while I'm down in LA I should try some vegan eats around here. M Cafe de Chaya was in the Los Angeles Magazine in the best LA healthy restaurants so I made my family go there last Saturday for lunch.
This was mommy's Corn and Lotus root soup:This was daddy's Carolina-Style BBQ Seitan Sandwich:(I didn't tell him this place was vegan because then he would automatically not like it.)
And this was my Falafel and Hummus Wrap:
I enjoyed it a lot because I love falafel. My only complaint was that there were too many carrot strips, almost half of the wrap. The Grilled Vegetable Salad on the side was really good (same as the BBQ picture).
This was my brother/sister's Big Macro Burger:
They both loved it, with the Greek Salad on the side.
I was going to get a Chocolate cupcake, but I was too full and it was like 4 or 5 bucks so I passed. But the cashier told me they're popular, so if you find yourself on Melrose, try it! The Big Macro is also one of the more recommended plates.

(Madonna orders her son's macrobiotic birthday cakes from here!)

Monday, August 10, 2009

Summer Food

Haloo all! I'm way overdue for a post, but its because I was on vacation! Bad excuse, but I think I was being way too lazy, neglecting my camera and food. Here's a visual summary of my meals this summer:Chef salad at Smart Alec's in Berkeley, CA. (cover the egg with thumb)Kimchi quesadillas from the Kogi Truck in LA. (not vegan, but sister loved)Kogi and tofu tacos from the Kogi Truck in LA. (tofu =vegan!)Tofu salad, Neng myun noodles, Doshirak lunch box, and Spicy tofu hot pot at Tofu House in Glendale, CA.
Sweets from Porto's Bakery in Glendale. (definitely not, but looked too good to leave out)
There was also a Cinnamon Roll that looked soo good. Of course we got it and it was so doughy and soft...Sister's piece:Oh my goodness... I almost stopped being vegan because of this. Almost.