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Speedy Supper: Black Rice Bowl

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I’ve been noticing a trend in restaurants lately – Rice Bowls.  Overpriced, uncomplicated rice bowls.  That, for some reason, I always end up ordering.

I decided I’m going to make them at home more often.  But because I’m super lazy, I figured out a way to do it much faster than it would’ve taken to go out and get it.

Heat up some rice.  You can make a large batch and freeze it, or use a ready-made kind.  (Or make it fresh.)  I used this Forbidden Rice found at the grocery store.  Toss it with your favorite salad dressing (I used a Carrot Ginger one).

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In a skillet, sauté whatever veggies you like (these are tomatoes/mushrooms); season with soy sauce.  Add some fresh avocado, and a handful of trail mix (this is a sample of Enjoy Life’s Beach Bash, which is nut-free).

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See how fancy?

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I wound up adding some leftover chicken to mine, but like this, it’s vegan and gluten-free and all that other stuff restaurants make you pay a lot of money for.

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Swingers Coffee Shop

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Since I’m always trying new restaurants for the blog, I’m not really a regular anywhere anymore (other than ice cream places).   When we first moved to Los Angeles, we ate at Swingers a lot.  I remember it being a fun, casual place with good vegetarian options…

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…not to be confused with the 101 Coffee Shop, from the MOVIE Swingers (which I’ve actually never been to).

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I got a Vegan Cobb – sautéed tofu, soy cheese, avocado, tomatoes, crispy onions, and carrots with tahini-dill dressing on the side…

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…Abe had the Veggie Joe – soyrizo, veggie chili, and cheddar cheese.  (You can get these vegan-ized, too.)

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Both were solid dishes – and the ambiance was low-key (which I love).  Why did it take us so long to come back?  It’s so money, baby!

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Field Trip

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Field Trip recently opened up in the Farmer’s Kitchen space, very close to Abe’s new BuzzFeed Office off of Vine Street in Hollywood.

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The talent of one of my favorite bakers, Sarah (Hart and the Hunter, Flores and the Ladies Gunboat Society) is on display there.

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IMG_7639 We wound up ordering off the menu – all seasonal stuff…
IMG_7652…Abe had an omelet and I got the Field Salad, which contains seasonal veggies, corn, and pickles.  Pickles make a salad.
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Need to come back for dessert – and eventually, dinner.

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