Stuff I Eat

July 22, 2011

in podcast, restaurant, salads, vegan

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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{ 7 comments }

1 pure2rawtwins July 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm

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

2 Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine July 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm

Your food pics are making me hungry! :)

3 livinglearningeating July 22, 2011 at 5:19 pm

yummmm

4 bakebooks July 22, 2011 at 8:20 pm

I WISH I lived near there! :)

5 Lisa @ Sunny Seed Stories July 23, 2011 at 4:46 am

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

6 mariejolene July 23, 2011 at 3:25 pm

That looks like some pretty creamy mac and cheese!!

7 Teresapalooza!! July 26, 2011 at 12:37 pm

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!

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