Finally trying out the latest menu items! Baja “fish” tacos are an instant fave. (at Veggie Grill)

Finally trying out the latest menu items! Baja “fish” tacos are an instant fave. (at Veggie Grill)

Fennel and pumpkin seed sausages on a bed of parsnip and carrot mash served with red wine, leek & thyme jus. And topped with motherfuckin onion rings. (at Manna Vegetarian Restaurant)

Fennel and pumpkin seed sausages on a bed of parsnip and carrot mash served with red wine, leek & thyme jus. And topped with motherfuckin onion rings. (at Manna Vegetarian Restaurant)

vegan risotto burger from KIMCHI CULT and lagunitas IPA at me local pub (at The Black Heart)

vegan risotto burger from KIMCHI CULT and lagunitas IPA at me local pub (at The Black Heart)

just cooked a totally vegan full english breakfast using the vegg and vpud black pudding!

just cooked a totally vegan full english breakfast using the vegg and vpud black pudding!

Absolutely obsessed with Basilico in London. Gigantic, wood-fired, 18” pies covered in vegan cheese, delivered straight to my door. I can’t get enough of this place. If you are ever in London, definitely check this place out as it’s the best vegan pizza in town.
Oh, and the real kicker: they don’t charge extra for vegan cheese!! I am in love.

Absolutely obsessed with Basilico in London. Gigantic, wood-fired, 18” pies covered in vegan cheese, delivered straight to my door. I can’t get enough of this place. If you are ever in London, definitely check this place out as it’s the best vegan pizza in town.

Oh, and the real kicker: they don’t charge extra for vegan cheese!! I am in love.

Stopped by Venn Street Market in Clapham this weekend to get a taste of London’s all vegan hotdog stand, The Mighty Fork!!! I tried the chili dog and the yasai dog (topped with Japanese curry!), both of which were phenomenal. If you are ever in London, definitely track this place down…the ingredients and preparation are top notch and these dogs will win over all sorts of eaters.

the veggie-lover’s sriracha cookbook arrives with epic LA launch party

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i have been anxiously anticipating the veggie-lover’s sriracha cookbook ever since i was lucky enough to test a few of the recipes back in summer 2012. my copy finally arrived here in london a couple days ago and it’s even more beautiful than i imagined. filled with gorgeous color photos, it packs 50 ridiculously tasty-sounding vegan recipes that revolve around my all time favorite condiment: SRIRACHA. we’re talking beer-battered fried avocado tacos with sriracha curtido, jackfruit “pulled pork” sandwiches with pickled red onion, and fiery pho chay just to name a few.

the official release date for the cookbook is july 2nd (tomorrow!), and to celebrate, author randy clemens is throwing an epic sriracha-themed LA launch party at golden road brewing. GOD I WISH I COULD GO TO THIS. not only does the menu look fantastic, but david tran (founder of huy fong foods!!) will be in attendance with special limited edition bottles of cock sauce printed with “The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook — July 2, 2013” for everybody who purchases a book that evening. I WANT ONE, IT ISN’T FAIR!

full details from randy clemens himself pasted below:

The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook Release Party
Tuesday, July 2, 2013 — 6 to 11 p.m.
Chloe’s at Golden Road Brewing
5410 W San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles

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I’m beyond proud to announce that The Veggie-Lover’s Sriracha Cookbook will be released on July 2nd, and naturally, I’m throwing a big party to celebrate.

Join me and a bunch of people with exceptional taste at Chloe’s, the semi-private club at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles. We’ll have tasty grub and splendid beers to fill your mouth-hole, and sweet bluegrass tunes to serenade your ears. 

Try some of the following dishes from my book expertly prepared by Golden Road’s Executive Chef Adam Levoe: 

  • Not Your Mama’s Party Mix 
  • Southeast Meets Southwest Lettuce Cups
  • Burning Thai Bruschetta
  • Edamame-Sriracha Succotash
  • Jackfruit “Pulled Pork” Sammiches with Pickled Red Onion
  • Beer Battered Fried Avocado Tacos with Sriracha Curtido

I’ll be there to chat about all things vegan and to sign copies of both The Sriracha Cookbook and The Veggie-Lovers Sriracha Cookbook. (They will of course be available for purchase at the event.) 

The event is free to enter; food and beer are available for purchase à la carte. There will be a list of suggested Golden Road Beer pairings and a TBA Sriracha-infused DESSERT. Stay tuned for other rooster sauce madness… 

RSVP/invite friends on Facebook | RSVP/invite friends on Google+

please, please, please go to this event and eat lots of sriracha jackfruit sandwiches for me. i’m so bummed to be missing it. 

in closing, here’s a photo of the mean quiche florentine i tested from the book, which i can honestly say is the best quiche i’ve ever eaten (vegan or otherwise) in my life. 

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Celebrating Vegan Pizza Day in London with a spinach and artichoke pie from Otto in Notting Hill.

Celebrating Vegan Pizza Day in London with a spinach and artichoke pie from Otto in Notting Hill.

HAPPY VEGAN PIZZA DAY, GUYS!!! best holiday ever. when we started vegan pizza day two years ago with the good folks at chicago vegan foods we had no idea it would catch on like this—-becoming an international holiday celebrated by billions of vegans worldwide. hope you all are eating the hell out of some vegan pizza today, whether it’s homemade, delivery, eat-in, or store-bought…how fucking rad is it that vegans now have all those options?

i decided to celebrate by paying tribute to my all time favorite vegan pizzas in the world. click on the photos to see where i ate them.

in pizza we party.  

Vegan Pizza Day is just over a week away, and to celebrate, we’re doing a Tofurky pizza giveaway on the Vegan Pizza Day facebook page. Check it out and win some frozen pizzas! Contest closes on June 21st.

Vegan Pizza Day is just over a week away, and to celebrate, we’re doing a Tofurky pizza giveaway on the Vegan Pizza Day facebook page. Check it out and win some frozen pizzas! Contest closes on June 21st.

Best vegan crêpe I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a few!). Super rich and chocolatey. Thanks, Heavenly Crêpes! 

Best vegan crêpe I’ve ever had (and I’ve had a few!). Super rich and chocolatey. Thanks, Heavenly Crêpes

VIDEO: quarrygirl presents veggie grill + a GIVEAWAY

we have been long time fans of the hearty comfort food at veggie grill, and now it looks like the rest of the nation is catching on as well. the entirely vegan fast-casual chain was recently named in forbes’ list of "15 explosively growing companies to watch", and currently has 20 locations across 3 states with plans to open several more this year. we caught up with co-founder and “chief foodie” ray white to chat about what makes their delicious cuisine both healthy and unique. 

ALSO, we are giving away 2 $15 gift cards to the new veggie grill location in encino! so watch the video, then read below about how to win.

now! in order to win a $15 gift card to the new veggie grill location in encino, leave a comment on this blog post telling us your favorite veggie grill menu item. never been to veggie grill? that’s okay, check out the menu here and leave a comment telling us what you would order on your first visit. 2 winners will be chosen at random.

**please note, this blog theme is a little funky. if you are reading this from the homepage, you may not see the comment option below. if that’s the case, click on the date at the top of the post, then scroll down and comment using the “pick a name” option. we will contact winners using the email address they provide in the email field. get your comments in my midnight PST on sunday june 16th for a chance to win. best o luck! 

heads up!! the echo park vegan pizza crawl is coming back this year on june 29th for vegan pizza day. don’t miss it!! same deal as time: there will be deals and specials at all your favorite echo park pizza spots including mohawk bend, masa, two boots, sunset beer co, and los angeles pizza company. join the facebook event here, and check out specifics after the jump ——->



Mohawk Bend (2141 W Sunest Blvd) will be offering new signature specialty pizzas along with some surprises TBDTwo Boots (1818 W Sunset Blvd) will be offering 15% off vegan slicesMasa (1800 W Sunset Blvd) will be offering 20% off all vegan deep dish pizzas (dine in only)LA Pizza Co (1498 W Sunset Blvd) will be offering 2 vegan slices for $4Sunset Beer Co (who shares a patio with LA Pizza Co) will be offering $1 off draught beers for pizza crawlers who have a receipt from one of the participating establishments!

heads up!! the echo park vegan pizza crawl is coming back this year on june 29th for vegan pizza day. don’t miss it!! same deal as time: there will be deals and specials at all your favorite echo park pizza spots including mohawk bend, masa, two boots, sunset beer co, and los angeles pizza company. join the facebook event here, and check out specifics after the jump ——->

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