Desserts from Green. Photo by Michelle Kretzer
Maroon 5′s single “Sugar” is my favorite song on the radio right now, not just because of the danceable beat or the freaking adorable video of surprise performances by the band at weddings, but also because it conjures up images of candy jars and glass pastry cases in my dessert-loving mind.
And since I don’t want my sweets to be, well, not so sweet to animals, I’ve become a connoisseur of cruelty-free cakes, plant-based pies, and other yummy vegan desserts. Here are some of my fave finds (you can thank me later): Read the rest of this entry »
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Angelinos may not be aware of it, but there aren’t a lot of Chinese buffets in Los Angeles compared to other parts of the country. Yes, there are probably a few dozen Chinese buffet restaurants in Los Angeles County. But when one compares numbers of Chinese buffet restaurants to other parts of the country, the difference is striking, especially on a per capita basis. Indeed, if you look at the contiguous westside and San Fernando Valley sections of the city of Los Angeles, which encompass over two million residents, there are but a half dozen Chinese buffets covering the vast expanse. Read the rest of this entry »
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When it comes to Orlando’s dining scene, the food isn’t the only thing to admire. There are also beautiful views to enjoy with your meal. Where are the best views? What should I order? And how much will I pay? Those questions and more will be answered as I guide you through the best views at Orlando restaurants. Read the rest of this entry »
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I don’t often gush about Subway, or any sub shop for that matter, but seeing the company’s “Go Vegan at Subway” ad in the Washington City Paper may be the best thing since, well, $5 foot-longs. The ad promotes Subway’s new vegan options: the Black Bean sub, featuring a black-bean patty, brown rice, corn, bell peppers, cilantro, garlic, and sweet potato–curry sauce, and the Malibu Garden sub, which is stuffed with a vegan patty, fire-roasted tomato sauce, and all the fixings you want. Yum! Read the rest of this entry »
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A few weeks ago, it broke my heart to have to say goodbye to a few dear friends.
Goodbye chips and salsa.
Goodbye mozzarella sticks and buffalo wings.
No, I’m not giving up these foods to cater to a new diet. Nor am I actually giving up on these foods at all. But after the events that took place at my modest Los Angeles-area home on May 2, it’s clear to me that we have reached the end of a fast-food era. Read the rest of this entry »