Vegan Ethiopian platter with everything from greens and lentils to spicy homemade chickpea dumplings. Ace! (at Muya Restaurant)

Vegan Ethiopian platter with everything from greens and lentils to spicy homemade chickpea dumplings. Ace! (at Muya Restaurant)

Ethiopian eats by the canal (at Camden Market)

Ethiopian eats by the canal (at Camden Market)

Vegan fish and chips, avocado tartar sauce. (at Coach & Horses)

Vegan fish and chips, avocado tartar sauce. (at Coach & Horses)

Vegan Big Macs (at Doomie’s Home Cookin’)

Vegan Big Macs (at Doomie’s Home Cookin’)

Breakfast burrito ranchero style (at Flore Vegan Restaurant)

Breakfast burrito ranchero style (at Flore Vegan Restaurant)

Stoked that Mohawk Bend is now using homemade sausage and cashew cheese instead of daiya. So damn good. (at Mohawk Bend)

Stoked that Mohawk Bend is now using homemade sausage and cashew cheese instead of daiya. So damn good. (at Mohawk Bend)

Finally lunching at Crossroads! - Favarolo sandwich: Black truffle leek pate, oven roasted mushrooms, almond ricotta. (at Crossroads Los Angeles)

Finally lunching at Crossroads! - Favarolo sandwich: Black truffle leek pate, oven roasted mushrooms, almond ricotta. (at Crossroads Los Angeles)

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… 

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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.

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