sacramento connect » Food & Wine http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com sacramento blogs & community news around sacramento california Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:21:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.13 Osteria Fasulo http://j.mp/2a4UiIm http://j.mp/2a4UiIm#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:02:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=f0d257ca3043edfb8b787a0262c33570

Two items on the Osteria Fasulo menu were listed as specifically vegan, so I ordered both. I started with this beautiful salad, the L'Insalata d'Avocado ed Arance, consisting of avocado, oranges, and heirloom tomatoes, served on a bed of Romaine and tossed with a mustard and extra virgin olive oil dressing. It was perfect.




For my entrée, I had the Risotto Primavera, a mixture of creamy Arborio rice and seasonal vegetables, including zucchini, red bell pepper, and carrots. It was very good too, considering that the salad was a very hard act for it to follow.




Both of these items are on the menu for both lunch and dinner.


Osteria Fasulo is located at 2657 Portage Bay East, #8, adjacent to Village Homes. Their phone number is 530-758-1324, and their website address is http://www.osteriafasulo.com/. The restaurant is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and for dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.]]>
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No Bake Cheesecake Truffles (3 ways) http://j.mp/2a1PqGg http://j.mp/2a1PqGg#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:00:05 +0000 http://www.crazyforcrust.com/?p=15189 That’s right, my friends. I turned one of my favorite desserts into NO BAKE Cheesecake Truffles, made three ways. You can roll them in graham cracker crumbs, dip them in chocolate, or fry them carnival style. When you can’t commit to an entire cheesecake, these truffles are exactly what you need. This weekend my husband […]

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Quinoa Chocolate Cake Recipe (Gluten Free) http://j.mp/2a1KAsw http://j.mp/2a1KAsw#comments Thu, 21 Jul 2016 03:46:00 +0000 http://67.20.112.66/quinoa-chocolate-cake-recipe-gluten-free/ Hybrid Rasta Mama

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It seems that our hens have gone on vacation. The decrease of eggs tells us this. While there could be many reasons for this production loss that happens routinely.......it's really boils down to a few reasons here at our farm.

Chickens love routine... habit and a coop that is not too hot..... and not too cold..... changes to any of these will stress out your hen and cause disruption to their laying. Change of habitat such as construction or loud nose .....as power equipment and hammers.......will not do well with the hens as well.

Occasionally a hen will go broody. This means that she wants to try and hatch those eggs she’s just laid. When a hen “goes broody,” she stops laying eggs and starts sitting on the nest day in and day out.

Just like us humans.....the ladies need a balanced diet. Poor nutrition = poor laying = poor egg quality. It takes a lot of energy to produce those eggs and if you’re hen isn’t getting enough requirements ..........she will stop laying. To produce 1 egg your hen will use up 10% of her body's calcium. Water supply is also a source of a decline in eggs.... make sure your hens have constant access to  a clean water supply.

So if you sell eggs to a weekly clientele list ........you should let the clients know in advance.....that there will be several interruptions of deliveries each year....due to the natural nature of chickens.

You should also make sure that the ladies pack sun block.........
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International Food Bloggers Conference — Food for Vegans http://j.mp/29HrkNx http://j.mp/29HrkNx#comments Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:02:00 +0000 http://sacramentoconnect.sacbee.com/?guid=ac6c9b2c7c813f82c6ff2749a0ad535a International Food Bloggers Conference comes to the Sacramento Convention Center July 28th through 31st, and I can’t wait! My name is Pam Giarrizzo, and I'm the author of Sacramento Vegan, a blog that provides information about vegan options available in local restaurants. I've been vegan for almost fourteen years, and blogging for about five. This will be my first IFBC event, and I’m excited about the opportunity to meet all of my fellow food bloggers, take excursions to local farms, learn from the workshop presenters, and sample products from participating vendors.


In case there are any vegan or vegan-curious IFBC attendees, there are plant-based options at a few of the restaurants you’re likely to come into contact with during the course of the conference.


Since many of you will be staying at the Hyatt Regency, that seems like a good place to start. Vines, the hotel’s café that’s open for breakfast and lunch, offers a couple of nice vegan options. For breakfast, you can order their vegan chorizo hash, a mix of chorizo spiced tofu, peppers, onions, potatoes, and black beans, served with corn tortillas. I haven’t tried this dish before, but it sounds wonderful. If you decide to order it, let me know how it is!


If you’re having lunch at Vines, turn straight to the “Healthy Balance” page of the menu, where you can create your own vegan meal. Choose tofu, either grilled, sautéed, or steamed, as your main course, then choose a sauce and two side dishes to go with it. The picture below shows grilled tofu with mushroom and EVOO sauce, accompanied by roasted potatoes and roasted vegetable hash. Yum!




A few of the restaurants sponsoring this year’s IFBC offer vegan options. Trendy Hot Italian makes a vegan pizza, the Muti, topped with tomato sauce, seasonal vegetables, and arugula. You can also add Daiya vegan cheese. One of my favorite things at Hot Italian, though, is to stop by for Bellinis and olives, with a side of their excellent pizza crust wedges.




Mother is a popular vegetarian restaurant that offers a couple of vegan options. Their delicious carrot nut burger with arugula, caramelized onions, mustard, and ketchup is a big hit with local vegans.




Thai Basil is an IFBC sponsor that serves wonderful Thai food, with vegan items clearly marked on their menu. But what I really want to tell you about is the restaurant upstairs, which was recently opened by the same owners. As the name suggests, VEG offers a vegetarian and vegan menu, and I've enjoyed some outstanding dishes there. My favorites are the ginger guacamole with sweet potato chips, roasted veggie crepe, and basmati rice pudding. Just typing this is making my mouth water!








Sacramento food blogger Catherine Enfield will be hosting an event for IFBC attendees after the day's activities on Thursday, July 28th, at Lucca, a local Italian restaurant. If you decide to stay for dinner there afterwards, be sure to ask for their vegan menu. I love their patchwork salad, consisting of Romaine, radicchio, asparagus, strawberries, currants, peppers, almonds, and balsamic vinaigrette, and their sweet peppers stuffed with brown rice, beans, roasted squash, spinach, and basil marinara sauce.






If you'd like to know more about restaurants offering plant-based options in Sacramento, be sure to look for me at IFBC or check out my Sacramento Vegan Facebook page. I'm looking forward to seeing all of you on July 28th!









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