Stuff I Eat

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Even though I’m not vegan (as evidenced by my dinner last night) I’m definitely a fan of cruelty-free food. My dear friend Jasmin is at the forefront of this movement, along with her partner Mariann, with their organization Our Hen House.

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I listened to their latest podcast (where they have a fantastic interview with Skinny Bitch author Rory Freedman) as I drove to pick them up. Then, voila – there they were, in the flesh!

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I wanted to rescue the carless couple from the confines of their hotel – we drove to nearby Inglewood…

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…to a vegan and organic restaurant that I’ve been wanting to try since 2008, when I first read Quarrygirl’s review!

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Stuff I Eat specializes in Soul Food. The ladies split this beautiful platter – for $18, you get Yams, Mac ‘n’ Cheese, BBQ Tofu, potato salad, coleslaw…

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…cornbread muffins…

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…black-eyed pea soup and kale greens:

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Had a taste of everything – and it tasted GOOOOOD

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I ordered the Nacho Salad ($8) – can you believe this is a half order?!?

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Organic corn chips, wild and black rice, seasoned tofu, black beans, vegan cheese sauce, organic tomatoes, corn, and guacamole. I barely made a dent with the portion I ate:

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Comes with a dressing, which I didn’t have to use a drop off, since there was a lot of saucy guac + cheese (they use Follow Your Heart)

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As you can see from my leftovers, it’s more nachos than salad! Which is fine by me!

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Tried a spoonful of Jasmin’s dessert – Mango Surprise

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A pudding made of mangoes, bananas, kiwi, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, sunflower seeds, agave; garnished with coconut flakes:

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Can I just say how much I’m in love this place?!? Not only is it delicious, affordable, and adorable…

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…but the folks who work there couldn’t be sweeter. I’ll definitely be stopping by again, whenever I have to be near LAX!!!

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  • http://www.pure2raw.com pure2rawtwins

    that salad looks amazing! Love when it is good enough to take home for more later ;)

  • http://caseyincalifornia.com/ Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine

    Your food pics are making me hungry! :)

  • http://livinglearningeating.wordpress.com livinglearningeating

    yummmm

  • http://bakingnbooks.wordpress.com bakebooks

    I WISH I lived near there! :)

  • http://sunnyseedstories.tumblr.com/ Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories

    Mmm that looks like my kind of food (and I am not a vegan either). :)

  • http://gravatar.com/mariejolene mariejolene

    That looks like some pretty creamy mac and cheese!!

  • http://teresapalooza.com Teresapalooza!!

    I *LOVE* Stuff I Eat! Been a fan and supporter since they were serving Tofu Tacos outside of Agape. If you look at their Yelp, most of the photos were taken by me! :)

    They are the absolute best and beautiful people at that – now I need to get back there!