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Conscious Creamery

Nov 16, 2015
Conscious Creamery

If you're like me, you probably thought your gelato-eating days were over when you decided to go vegan. Fortunately, that's about to change.Conscious Creamery has been offering free tastes of their dairy-free gelato at events around town. Saturday nig...

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Want a bite of my meal? Forget it!

Nov 11, 2015

I don’t  like to feel alone in the universe, so I was relieved to see a Carolyn Hax advice column on the subject of sharing food at a restaurant. A disgruntled husband complained that his wife always asks for a … Continue reading

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Pachamama

Pachamama

As I've mentioned before, a time or two or ten, I'm not a coffee drinker. Tea is my hot beverage of choice. But when I heard about a new coffee restaurant serving foods prepared by local vegans, I had to check it out.The Pachamama Coffee Cooperative ...

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Sacramento Vegan is taking the week off


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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Lou’s Sushi

Oct 30, 2015
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Lou’s Sushi

The Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge ends tomorrow, which means I'm running out of time to visit all the participating restaurants. I didn't want the challenge to end without a visit to Lou's Sushi, though, so I had lunch there today.I don't usually go...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Baagan

Oct 25, 2015
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Baagan

October is always a busy month for me, and last week was even more hectic than usual. Unfortunately, that meant I was able to visit only one of the restaurants participating in the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge. On the bright side, that restaurant was a good one -- Baagan, which is all...

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Ban on tipping would improve Sacramento’s quality of life

Oct 19, 2015

Enough whining already! Any restaurant that can’t get its customers to pay the cost of producing a meal plus a little profit shouldn’t be in business. Any restaurant that exploits its workers and forces them to live off the charity … Continue reading

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Evan’s Kitchen

Oct 18, 2015
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Evan’s Kitchen

Chef Evan Elsberry at Evan's Kitchen has been participating in the annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge for many years. In fact, he has embraced the challenge with such enthusiasm that he offers tasty vegan options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner year-round.


My husband Phil and I had dinner at Evan's Kitchen Saturday...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Orchid Thai

Oct 17, 2015
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — Orchid Thai

My friend and fellow vegan Amanda and I had lunch at the always vegan-friendly Orchid Thai on Thursday. Amanda ordered the lemongrass salad with tofu from their regular menu, but I decided I needed to try every single thing on their Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge menu.


First up were the caramelized tofu skewers, cubes...

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — El Papagayo

Oct 15, 2015
Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2015 — El Papagayo

Vegan Mexican food seems like it should be easier to find than it actually is. While beans, rice, and vegetables are staples of Mexican cooking, so are cheese, sour cream, and meat. The great thing about a restaurant like El Papagayo is that not only...

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