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Beef Wellington

Ingredients a good beef fillet (preferably Aberdeen Angus) of around 1kg/2lb 4oz3 tbsp olive oil 250g/ 9oz chestnut mushroom, include some wild ones if you like50g/ 2oz butter 1 large sprig fresh thyme 100ml/ 3½ fl oz dry white wine12 slices prosciutto 500g/1lb 2oz pack puff pastry, thawed if frozena little flour , for dusting2 egg yolks beaten with 1 …

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Mendocino Farms

Mendocino Farms, a California-based restaurant chain, is opening a location at the Ice Blocks on R Street tomorrow. Offering a “chef-driven, seasonal farm-to-table menu,” Mendocino Farms has lots of great options for vegans. I attended a preview event there last week, and tried every vegan dish they were passing around. Some of the dishes, such as the tofu skewers and …

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Homemade Croutons

I was never a crouton lover until I started making them at home.  Homemade croutons are the easiest thing to make and so much better than store bought.  No bread goes to waste as I make these golden, crunchy nuggets for our daily salads.  Now that fall weather is here I can’t wait to make some tomato soup for these …

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Knobs-n-Knockers

I must not make it down to Old Sacramento very often, because I had a Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge lunch today at a restaurant on Front Street that I didn’t even know was there. Knobs-n-Knockers, which has been open since last December, serves sausages, beer, and other German delights. The sandwich board in front of the restaurant lists the dishes …

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The Ultimate Dinner Party

Saturday evening Kevin and I along with our friends Tony and Margaret hosted a dinner at my house.  It wasn’t an ordinary dinner party where I’m usually slaving in the kitchen, making a huge mess and stressing to get everything done before the guest arrive.  No, this was so different and wonderful!  Chef Mark and Brian of Vignette (dining club) came to …

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deVere’s Irish Pub

I missed out on most of the action during the Great Sacramento Vegan Burger Battle in June because of out-of-town guests and travel. One burger I was very sorry to have missed was the Beyond Burger that de Vere’s Irish Pub was dishing up. It received rave reviews from many people I follow on social media. I’m happy to report …

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Cod with Tomato and Herb Butter

This dish is as beautiful as it is delicious.  The cod is flaky and tender, then when you top it with this tomato herb butter sauce it takes it over the top.  This recipe comes from the blog Little Broken.  You’ll have to check out her blog for her step by step photos of this recipe.   I’m going to try this flavorful …

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Origami Asian Grill

A new Asian fusion restaurant opened in East Sacramento recently, and they’ve got lots of vegan options. Origami Asian Grill offers several made-to-order dishes for which you can pick your protein, and one of the protein choices is marinated tofu. I stopped by for lunch a couple of days ago, and after a few moments spent contemplating the menu, I …

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Pressed Juicery

With so many things happening in Sacramento these days, it’s hard to keep up with all the new restaurant openings. Case in point: if I hadn’t been scrolling through my Instagram feed the other day, who knows when I might have found out about Pressed Juicery, which opened in the Ice Blocks building last December. As the name suggests, Pressed …

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Bambi Vegan Tacos

I’ve been hearing for a few weeks about Bambi Vegan Tacos from friends who frequent the Oak Park Farmers Market. A food truck devoted exclusively to serving vegan tacos – can you imagine?! Today, I finally had a chance to check it out myself. The menu listed three different types of tacos, as well as a taquito plate. After taking …

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