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Cafe Lotus

Organic Indian Cuisine Cafe with lots of vegan options located at downtown Fairfax, CA.

The Raw Kitchen

They serve the best raw pizza I ever had, and many other delicious things!  Editor’s note:  Thanks Rebecca for sharing this restaurant with the community!  We love that they also offer cooking classes and workshops to teach people about the benefits of raw food.

Accidentally Vegan: Cocoa Loco Bars from Enjoy Life!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is…Cocoa Loco Bars from Enjoy Life Natural Foods! The cool thing about all products from Enjoy Life is that they’re free from the big eight food allergens: wheat, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, egg, soy, fish, shellfish. If you’re looking for a rich, chocolate snack that’s free from the most common allergens, Cocoa Loco bars are a definite super yummy winner!

Taj of Marin

Taj of Marin provides authentic and delicious Indian food at a great price. The family is truly dedicated to providing an upscale experience at an affordable price. Situated in the heart of downtown San Rafael, Taj of Marin offers the most exquisite and authentic Indian cuisine in North Bay. The restaurant, adorned with traditional Indian [...]

Dr. Fuhrman’s 2012 Health Getaway

Do you enjoy reading the health tips that world renowned nutritarian Dr. Joel Fuhrman shares with the Yummy Plants community? Imagine a whole week of classes and seminars with Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Health Getaway at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island, FL from August 19 – 25! The getaway is designed to teach participants how to live a healthy lifestyle and provide tools to continue living a healthy, nutritarian lifestyle upon re-entry at home.

Accidentally Vegan: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bar from NuGo Nutrition Bars!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is…the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Bar from NuGo Nutrition! Have you even been stuck at an airport and hungry but couldn’t find anything vegan to eat? These vegan snack bars are chocolatey, chewy, and extremely filling. I originally discovered these super yummy NuGo Nutrition bars at the Pittsburgh airport, and then happily realized they are widely distributed in grocery stores, health food stores, and lucky for me, airports across the country.

Sublime

Thanks Charise for adding Sublime and sharing this restaurant review with the Yummy Plants community!
“This beautiful restaurant certainly lives up to it’s name! On a recent trip to Florida we were looking for an upscale Vegan gem to celebrate our Valentines evening… we found Sublime. From the cozy yet modern decor, to the fabulous service, this place is tops!”

Mimi Kirk: Young on Raw Food

Mimi Kirk is 73 years old, but you would never guess from her appearance. The author and raw food expert credits her raw vegan diet with keeping her youthful looks and energy. Learn more about Mimi and watch her prepare her special recipe for raw vegan “Cheezy Cheese Sauce.”

Del Posto

Del Posto is one of New Yorks finest italian restaurants. One would assume that the menu would be a vegan’s nightmare, especially because the menu has the choice of chefs tasting or the 5 course meal, however that isn’t the case. Chef Mario Betali has created an entire vegan chefs tasting menu that is absolutely [...]

Accidentally Vegan: Veggie Pot Pie from Amy’s Organics!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is….Veggie Pot Pie by Amy’s Organics! Do you remember the old veggie pot pies? Can you just taste the flaky crust, the creamy center and smell the super yummy aroma as it cooked in the oven? Well, Amy’s Organics has created a dairy-free vegetable pot pie just for us!

Thrive Foods Direct Created by Brendan Brazier!

Get ready for organic, micro-nutrient packed, vegan deliciousness: Thrive Foods Direct now brings whole food vegan meals directly to your door! Created by former Ironman triathlete Brendan Brazier, Thrive Foods Direct makes changing to a plant-based diet easier than ever before.

Vegan Valentine’s Day Gifts!

Give the special vegans in your life a sweet treat for Valentine’s Day! Yummy Plants has teamed up with The Inspired Cookie in San Francisco to create some special Valentine’s Day gift boxes. Wrapped in a red box and made with love, your sweethearts will enjoy super yummy vegan AND gluten-free treats that were made just for them!

Accidentally Vegan: Fratelli Mantova Artichoke Paste!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is….Fratelli Mantova Artichoke Paste! I discovered this super creamy vegan spread while appetizer shopping for a party. It’s imported from Italy and is a yummy spread for breads. I fell in love with this product because: 1) it doesn’t contain any garlic and 2) it achieves a super creamy texture without any parmesan cheese.

Accidentally Vegan: McCormick Chili Seasoning Mix!

As part of my New Year’s resolutions, I am trying to cook real food each night for dinner. But we all know that work/ life/ family stuff can get so crazy that it can be difficult to make time to cook. This mild chili mix from McCormick helps to make a quick and easy vegan meal. It is free from any animal products and is widely available. YUM!

Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Share Healthy Eating Habits with Children

Learn how to help your child develop healthy eating habits and reduce the probability of childhood obesity. This article was contributed by Dr. Fuhrman, a best-selling author, nutritional researcher, and board certified family physician specializing in nutritional medicine.

Vegan Fusion Hosts a Vegan Holiday Workshop in Asheville, NC

Do you need vegan Thanksgiving recipes? Vegan Fusion’s 2-day Holiday Feast workshop will be 10/22 and 10/23. Award-winning author and founding chef of Blossoming Lotus, Mark Reinfeld will be teaching basic techniques in vegan and raw food preparation on a 60-acre farm outside of Asheville, NC!

Affordable Plant-Based Dishes for Students

Learn to make three quick and easy vegan meals on a budget from staff writer Veronica Kawka! These three dishes take less than twenty minutes to make and don’t skimp on the flavor.

Accidentally Vegan: Wolfgang Dark Chocolate Dipped Cranberries!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is…. Wolfgang Dark Chocolate Dipped Cranberries!!! As an added benefit besides the yum factor, World’s Healthiest Foods reports that cranberries are packed with anti-oxidants, help protect against UTIs, and have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. I was glad to know about the health benefits of cranberries as I gobbled up these super yummy vegan cordials. Hope you enjoy them!

Accidentally Vegan: Rite-Aid “Simplify” Kettle Corn!

This week’s Accidentally Vegan feature is Rite-Aid’s “Simplify” Kettle Corn! Thanks to our friend Retta for sharing! This vegan kettle corn is just like you remember: fluffy popcorn with the perfect blend of salty and sweet caramel flavor. It was so super yummy that we triple checked the ingredients, and the sweet coating is really just made with vegetable oils and sugar. They’re not even using high fructose corn syrup – yay!!!

This little Chinese place has an awesome Kung Pao Tofu!   Editor’s note: We can’t find any photos online for Jade Garden, but this vegan-friendly restaurant in Michigan has great reviews!  If you have been there, we’d love to see photos of your favorite dishes.  Thanks for suggesting it, Jen!