Layered with Asian flavors and some mighty textural power, these Teriyaki Tempeh Tacos will be perfect to help ring in the next Taco Tuesday!
Fabulous Things I Love This Week
New fall TV shows, new vegetarian restaurant near my apartment, first time trying a carrot-mushroom-chickpea hot dog — sometimes, it’s the little things that make the week!
I love Trader Joe’s! For those who want to eat more plant-based foods, this store is a wonderful place to do your shopping. After one scan at the food lineup, you’ll quickly find that Trader Joe’s has your back when it comes to offering tasty meals and snacks that are free of meat, eggs, and dairy.
New York City is a sprawling metropolis that’s overflowing with frenetic energy, and sometimes it can get overwhelming. I like to de-stress and make the city seem a bit more manageable by relaxing at Caravan of Dreams, an organic and kosher vegan restaurant in the East Village. Venturing into this dimly lit restaurant when a live band is playing can seem like a breath of fresh air, forcing me to focus on the present moment and enjoy a meal while forgetting all of that craziness outside.
I live in NYC now, but Cincinnati is my hometown and one of my favorite cities in America. Each time I visit, I go to Melt Eclectic Cafe for lunch or Sunday brunch. It’s a favorite among locals and is located in a cool part of town called Northside. Though it’s very vegan and vegetarian friendly, the cafe also serves meat and dairy cheese, so its versatility makes Melt a wonderful spot to go to with my friends and family who aren’t veggie like me. We can all eat in harmony!
Unfortunately, the end of February was the last week that New York City could spot The Cinnamon Snail truck on the road during regular business hours. It’s one of my favorite food trucks, and most of NYC also agrees this food is amazing. In 2014, The Cinnamon Snail was crowned Best Food Truck in NYC by winning the 10th annual Vendy Cup, thanks to their specialty sandwiches and doughnuts. At one point, I was having their lunch at least once a week in midtown Manhattan, and I always saw a line of hungry New Yorkers! Clearly, there was a huge demand for this vegan food, so it’s sad the truck is going off the roads.
If you’re trying to eat better by cutting back on meat, dairy, GMOs, etc, take a grocery trip to your nearest Whole Foods Market. It’s a great grocery store when you want to switch out your favorite snack foods for more Earth-friendly, animal-friendly, people-friendly and health-friendly options. Whether you want organic fruit and veggies or a new packaged food product you’ve read about, Whole Foods is bound to have it.
Vegan eating without the fuss is TOTALLY possible. I took pictures to prove it 😀
Here are ten, easy, plant-based meal ideas – straight from the mouth of a lazy vegan!