Monday, December 19, 2016

Book Review: the HappyCow Cookbook with vegan recipes from around the world

Mongolian stir fry with mock meat from Loving Hut
Locations around the world
Read my full review with more pictures here

I've been looking for vegan restaurants lately and it turns out I've been to several that can be found in the HappyCow Cookbook. This book includes recipes from vegan restaurants around the world, along with the history of each restaurant and an interview with the owner or master chef.

This is really an excellent book. The recipes all look delicious, although a couple of them are probably for someone with better cooking skills than myself. I enjoyed the interviews even more than the recipes because I found it interesting as to why each restaurant got its start, and what motives its owners and chefs.

Fiesta Scramble with green chiles and tofu from Lovin' Spoonfuls
The Eugenewich from Cornbread Cafe

Order your copy of the HappyCow Cookbook with recipes from vegan restaurants around the world -- it's an excellent book with delicious vegan recipes.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Vegan wraps at Baagan in San Ramon, California

Quinoa wrap at Baagan in San Ramon
Quinoa wrap at Baagan in San Ramon
Greens, veggies, quinoa, and Chipotle sauce
Baagan in San Ramon, California serves vegan wraps and soups. They also sell smoothies and snack packs to go. We stopped by for lunch.

Masala been burrito



Today's soup was yellow lentil with green squash.


Baagan also has a location in Rocklin. Check out the locations, hours, and menu on the Baagan web site and Facebook page.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Sizzling eggplant and other vegan Cantonese delights at Veggie Lee in Hayward, California

Sizzling eggplant with vegan fish steak at Veggie Lee in Hayward, California
Sizzling eggplant with vegan fish steak at Veggie Lee in Hayward, California
Across the bay from San Francisco is the best vegan Asian food I've ever had. A huge selection, fabulous flavors, and did I mention it's vegan? Read my full review of Veggie Lee in Hayward, California with more pictures after the break.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Vegan Mongolian Stir Fry at Loving Hut in Fresno, California

Vegan Mongolian Stir Fry at Loving Hut in Fresno, California
Vegan Mongolian Stir Fry at Loving Hut in Fresno, California
Loving Hut is an international chain of vegan restaurants. I had lunch at the Loving Hut in Fresno, California. 

There's quite an extensive menu at Loving Hut. Each location is different, so check out their web site below for the menu at the location near you. But what they have in common is that they are all vegan, so the the "meat" on the menu is soy-based mock meat. 




Your meat-eating friends probably won't be able to tell the Mongolian stir fry isn't beef, except that the "beef" at Loving Cup is all tender where quite often the real beef used in a Mongolian stir fry is tough.

Big (huge) portions too, along with a side of brown rice. This was a very satisfying lunch. It was cooked to order and arrived at my table very quickly.





Read more about Loving Hut in the HappyCow Cookbook with recipes from vegan restaurants around the world -- it's an excellent book with delicious vegan recipes.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tofu scramble and more vegan dining at Lovin' Spoonfuls Cafe in Tucson

Fiesta Scramble
Tofu and green chiles with vegan cheese
You know the food is good when a place has been around for 11 years, and indeed that's the case at Lovin' Spoonfuls in Tucson, Arizona. This upscale cafe serves a full menu of breakfast, lunch, and dinner and they're all vegan. I enjoyed the tofu scramble a lot, and also took a salad and cooked kale to go for dinner later on. I also grabbed a bottle of their own vegan salad dressing (delicious) and they also have their own recipe book. Lovin' Spoonfuls is great for vegans and your non-vegan friends, too.

You won't go hungry at Lovin' Spoonfuls in Tucson
There's plenty of seating indoors and also out on the patio

Check out the full menu, hours, and location on the Lovin' Spoonfuls web site and their Facebook page.

Read more about Lovin' Spoonfuls in the HappyCow Cookbook with recipes from vegan restaurants around the world -- it's an excellent book with delicious vegan recipes.