Monday, March 15, 2010

Lunch at Real Food Daily in LA

I don't have any pictures of lunch. But today we went to a place called Real Food Daily on La Cienega which in LA terms was also close to our hotel. Of course we had to drive there, but technically it was in the same neighborhood. It was delicious. I had a reuben which was actually made with thousand island dressing instead of mustard (which seems to be PNW thing) that came with a Caesar salad. It was so delicious. Mark had the El Bandito Rojo which were enchiladas with spanish rice and black beans. And for dessert we shared the Key Lime Cheesecake which was amazing. Lunch was definitely a hit and I'm not sure we'll have room for dinner after the breakfast and lunch we've already had today.

Vegan Breakfast in Los Angeles at Millies

angel's mess: tofu scrambled with vegan sausage and casein-free soy cheese. served with your choice of toast and a delectable fruit cup. $11.95

We are staying in LA for a couple of days while on Mark's book tour. We really wanted to go out to breakfast this morning. All the vegan places around us seem to not open until 11am which is too late for breakkies. Mark queried vegan breakfast in LA and we found a pretty great greasy spoon called Millie's on Sunset Blvd not too far from our hotel that had a bunch of vegan options. I had this which is the Angel's Mess. It was scrambled tofu with vegan sausage and vegan cheese, served with pico and guacamole, toast, and a fruit cup. It was delicious. Mark had the No Huevos Rancheros, which they sauteed tofu with veggies and put it on 3 tortillas that had melted vegan cheese on them. It was so much food, that we have leftovers for breakfast tomorrow in the hotel. It was delicious, and it was the first big breakfast I've had in years that I didn't have to make myself.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

10th Anniversary at Nimbus

Yesterday we celebrated our 10th anniversary at Nimbus. They made us a 4 course vegan meal that was amazing. We sat at a table overlooking the water and ate and ate and ate.

Our first course was a Heirloom tomato gazpacho w/ 4 types of basil, spring shallot, and cucumber. It was easily the best soup I have ever eaten, it tasted like heaven.

Our second course was homemade tofu blackened on a bed of heirloom tomatoes (that melted in my mouth) onion and cauliflower pickle, garbanzo beans, and topped with a cucumber mint salad. It was perfect.

Our third course was sunflower risotto with summer squash, sunflower sprouts, and squash. It was delicious, but I was already starting to feel so full I couldn't finish. Mark ate my leftovers when we got home later that evening.

Unfortunately we didn't get a picture of our fourth course. I wish we had it was so beautiful and so delicious. It was fresh local melon, peaches, and white raspberries topped with a chili lime granita and basil. It was the perfect end to a wonderful meal.

I recommend Nimbus for a special occasion. If you just let them know you're a vegan when you call to make your reservation, they'll have a great meal planned for you. We've also just gone there spur of the moment before, and they're gracious and quick to make us a vegan meal without prior notice. They have great customer service and food.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Vegan Donuts in Bellingham Finally!

We were on our way to breakfast at Old Town this
morning when we passed by Rocket Donuts...they are now making Vegan Donuts. They were delicious, light and crisp, and the chocolate glaze was awesome. Thanks Rocket!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Happy Spring!

Today we took the puppy for a walk from Boulevard Park to Fairhaven where we got some sorbetto from Sirena, Walter thinks Strawberry Sorbetto is delicious. Then I made an awesome dinner, Field Roast, quinoa, spicy collards, and roasted baby broccoli. We're going to have strawberries for desert. I'm so happy that the sun is finally showing itself again.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Friday, December 5, 2008


I don't remember if I wrote about it...but about 2 weeks after Clarence died our Shih-Tzu Mia had emergency obstruction surgery. In ways I won't discuss, Buster had eaten a toy...and Mia did sort of too. We knew Buster had eaten the toy and watched him, but he never showed any signs of an obstruction. He seemed happy and healthy. On Saturday he started having seizures...the animal emergency clinic said he could probably wait until Monday to see his regular vet. Even then...the vet asked us if he had been vomiting, we said they tried to diagnose the seizures, they took blood and urine. Everything looked pretty our vet sent it out again for more extensive testing. Then on Wednesday morning December 3, Buster wouldn't finish his breakfast for the first time ever. We took him to the vet...the blood work came back again looking ok for disease. They x-rayed him and he had 3 pieces of the toy still in his stomach all that time. They tried to remove them surgically but Buster's little body gave out before they could even start. So we have now lost our second baby within 4 months. The girls are inconsolable. We are in could our little baby be so sick for so long and not tell us so we could help him? We are so lost without our little man...he was the sweetest boy, never demanding, never angry...just always willing to give a kiss and sit in your lap. He was only 4...he was a rescue. Someone found him a woodshed...a 1 yr old 13lb terrier mix. His fur was so long & he was so neglected that he had moss and grass growing in the mats in his fur. He was adopted out once & returned because they couldn't potty train him. That didn't bother us...we had Mia Pia who refuses still to this day to go outside if it's below 50 or wet. He immediately fell in love with Mark and was his constant companion. When Mark would go out of town Buster would refuse to go to the bathroom for me unless he was about to burst...he would pace around a mope. He was Mark's baby. He could jump forever and thought rubbing his butt on you was being affectionate. He loved to lick and nip at your nose as a kiss. He was crazy about popcorn and couldn't control stealing it out of the bowl in your face. He was scared of loud noises and any violence. He liked to sit next to his mom under the quilts while watching tv. He loved his sister Mia and they were inseparable most of the time. We are all missing our little Buster so much...Buster baby why didn't you tell us you were sick? We would have done anything to keep you with us. Now we're so lonely without you! You make sure that Clarence takes good care of you until we're all back together again. Miss you so much baby!

Buster Gluth
With mom and dad 2005-2008