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Plus Greens

Nutrition

When I’m trying to fit back into my pants, I never remove anything from my diet.  I only add vegetables.

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Broccoli has taken center stage to this giant pot of stuffing I’ve been eating throughout the week – I actually found that making it from a mix without butter (just veggie stock) still satisfies my craving.

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Instead of going out to eat, we’ve been ordering in more…

DSCN8108 …so I can add my own stuff!  These are Soon Tofu leftovers from BCD Tofu House
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…I also bulked up a Bibimbap, Salad Style.  I even put an Oinkster Pastrami sandwich – caramelized onions, gruyere, and all – on a bed of steamed kale.  I know certain people would give me crap about this, which is precisely why I don’t do it in public.

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Whenever I eat this way, it seems I naturally crave less sugar – Christy told me this is because my body is getting the vitamins/nutrients it needs and not searching for a quick fix.

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Vegan Sunday Brunch

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I’ve visited Crossroads several times for lunch, but my favorite vegetarian has never been.  We wound up going twice last week – on Thursday night with Mark/Jen/Franny/Finn

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…and again for Sunday brunch.
DSCN6064 The food is definitely more photogenic this time of day (I posted dinner pix from their new fall menu on all my social media pages).

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Tofu, Kale, Mushroom “Bacon,” Almond Ricotta stuffed into a Vegan Croissant – served with a creamy Truffle Sauce…

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…”Chicken” and waffles…

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…made from Gardein, and UN-FUCKING BELIEVABLE.  Pardon my French, but it was the moistest, most succulent piece of poultry (that wasn’t).

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My buddy Eddie agreed – if you’ve heard our podcast interview, you know he’s a hardcore carnivore.   He and Stephanie were at the table behind us – I photographed their Vegan Benedict, but didn’t have any.

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We ordered dessert, too – coming soon in a separate post!

This meal was hosted.  Visit Crossroads’ official site for more information, or follow them on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook.

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SunCafe Organic is one of my favorite vegan restaurants in Los Angeles.  They moved, but just up the street…

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…to a bigger space with valet parking (free if you’re picking up for takeout)…

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…and a patio.

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Dogs welcome!

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My favorite vegetarian was my date, of course.

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I didn’t have any of the alcoholic stuff…

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…but did partake of Grapefruit Sage Kombucha on tap.

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(Abe was quite pleased with the craft beers and specialty cocktails.)

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Here’s what we ate!

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Raw pizza (above) on a Gluten-Free Rice Flour Crust and Sun Nachos on baked blue corn chips (they’ve also got raw ones)…

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…The Kale Colossus…

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…which included bananas!

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Naners made an additional appearance in this stellar Tahitian Vanilla Shake…

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…served with a piping hot, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie.

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All the food was, as usual, wonderful and plentiful!  We wound up taking our entrees home as leftovers…

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…Raw Pad Thai (above) made from Golden Beet Noodles, and the Sun Burger on a Fluffy Whole Wheat Bun.

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This meal was hosted.  Check out the full menu at the SunCafe Organic Website; follow them on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter.

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