Monthly archive April, 2011
Daikon Radish

Daikon Radish

“Long White Icicle” Medicine from the Earth Daikon, in Japanese, means literally ‘large root’. The most common variety is white and shaped like a carrot. You can find it in a lot of asian foods as pickles, mixed into ponzu as a dipping sauce and even grated on top of tempura. It is considered to...
La Conversation

La Conversation

French Café Los Angeles, CA La Conversation Today was one of our dip into the 10% days where I ate gluten and Carl was vegetarian. WHAT WE ATE: Fresh Squeezed Grapefruit Juice Eggless Burrito spinach, mushrooms, grilled onions, avocado and basil Dante’s Breakfast Special scrambled eggs, pumpkin pancakes, roasted potatoes and fruit On Sunday we...
Dave's Gourmet Korean Food

Dave’s Gourmet Korean Food

A Vegan and Gluten-Free Gem At Your Local Farmers Market Cindy and I have a new favorite spot at our farmers market, and these guys should be at your local farmers market too!  Dave’s Gourmet Korean Food is absolutely delicious, healthy and most importantly, vegan and gluten-free. Honestly, even if you’re not vegan or gluten-free...
Kitchen Sink Veggie Burger

Kitchen Sink Veggie Burger

Skip the Frozen Section Use up Your Scraps After Carl’s real burger indulgence, we decided to take a crack at making our own veggie burgers. We looked up several recipes and got the general idea. There are a few key ingredients that serve as a base, and then you’re free to add in whatever your...
Hamburger Heaven?

Hamburger Heaven?

Salt’s Cure – West Hollywood, CA “Veganish”, I suppose. I’ve been telling Cindy for weeks now that I’ve been craving a hamburger. Her advice? Listen to your body and have one. So I did. Before you start calling me a hypocrite hear me out please. I became vegan about seven months ago (cold turkey) for...
Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Acid v. Alkaline Our pH and What it Means We’ve probably heard of pH (potential of hydrogen) in our grade school science class where we tested various solutions to  measure their acidity or alkalinity, or perhaps even in deodorant commercials. Does “pH balanced for a man” ring any bells? pH levels are measured on a scale...
Health Effects of Soda

Health Effects of Soda

What Happens in Your Body The Play-by-Play It is argued by many professionals in the health community that soda is probably one of the top five worst things to have in your diet. Americans drink about 20 ounces of soda a day, more than any other country, and as no surprise, we are one of...
Lose the Meat, Win the Battle

Lose the Meat, Win the Battle

Does cancer run in your family? And if so, does it worry you sometimes? Perhaps try cutting a little bit of meat out of your diet. The World Health Organization has determined that in Western society, approximately 30% of cancers are diet related. In particular, studies show that those who eat less meat were far less likely to develop...
Give Up the Bottle - Week 2

Give Up the Bottle – Week 2

Why you Should Drink Water And Lots of It We’ve heard repeatedly that we need to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day - that’s 64 ounces. New rules say that you need to down half your body weight in H2O to meet the minimum requirements of the body. To really maximize your health...
T.K. Pillan on The Veggie Grill

T.K. Pillan on The Veggie Grill

T.K. Pillan Co-Owner of The Veggie Grill One of the hardest things about being vegetarian / vegan / gluten-free is eating out, and I had no idea until I actually changed my diet. It was only then that I realized how most restaurants revolve nearly every dish around meat.  And if it doesn’t have meat...
Vegan a la Mexicana

Vegan a la Mexicana

Ay Que Rico! Comida en La Cuidad So as some of you may already know we were in Mexico City for a few days over the past week/weekend. It was my Opa’s (grandfather) 90th Birthday Party. What an honor to be able to celebrate such an occasion. My entire family was there and we had...
Lentils

Lentils

India’s Meatloaf A Top 5 Power Food Some believe lentils originated in Asia. They were one of the first foods cultivated and have been eaten since prehistoric times. Today, lentils are produced primarily in India, Canada, and the United States. There are literally hundreds of varieties of lentils and they come in various colors from...