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Week Three of the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2016 — So Much Good Food!

There’s just one more week left in this year’s Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge, and there are still so many menus left to try! Here are the four restaurants I visited this past week. Monday, I had lunch with my friend Greta at Orchid Thai Restaurant & Bar. They regularly offer a wonderful variety of vegan options, but they’ve created two new …

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Another Great Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge Week

Trying to visit as many restaurants as possible during the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge is a tough job, but someone’s got to do it! This past week, I checked out the fabulous vegan offerings at four more restaurants. After my Spanish class on Monday at Casa de Español, I headed over to Nido at 14th and R. This is Nido’s first …

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Week One of the 2016 Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge — Delicious!

I’ve been happily eating my way through this first week of the Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge.  After the meals at The Porch and Thai Basil that I wrote about last weekend, I hit four more great restaurants during the week. I stopped in for lunch at Evan’s Kitchen on Tuesday. As most local vegans know, vegan options are on the menu …

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Opening Weekend for Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge 2016

The Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge started Saturday and will run through the end of the month.  With 25 restaurants participating this year, I made sure to visit two of  them over the weekend. My husband Phil and I went to brunch at the Porch Restaurant and Bar Saturday morning. As local vegans may know, the Porch changes its menu daily …

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Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge Starts Saturday!

I’m always so excited when October rolls around because that means it’s time for the annual Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge.  For the sixth year in a row, local chefs will be preparing a variety of fabulous vegan dishes all month long.  Here are the restaurants that have signed up to participate so far this year, and it’s the biggest group …

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Highwater

My husband Phil and I stopped in for brunch recently at Highwater, the new restaurant on Q Street that was formerly home to Pour House.  I had seen a couple of actual vegan items listed on their menu and was eager to check them out. I ordered the cleverly-named Vegan Hangover Helper Scramble.  It consisted of a tofu, soyrizo, and spinach …

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Road Trip! Tender Greens in Walnut Creek

I had lunch with my parents in Walnut Creek last week at Tender Greens, a California restaurant chain that I hadn’t heard of previously. I was happy to see that this cafeteria-style restaurant had some menu items that were clearly marked as vegan, as well as a few that looked as though they could easily be made vegan. I ordered …

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Umai Savory Hot Dogs

If you live in the greater Sacramento area and don’t have an Umai Savory Hot Dogs near you yet, don’t worry — they’re popping up all over! I’ve been hearing about this unique new hot dog restaurant on Facebook, so I visited the Howe Avenue location over the weekend. Umai offers numerous variations on the sausage in a roll concept. …

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Applesauce Bread

Words like apple, cinnamon, and oatmeal  sound like the beginning of fall baking to me.  This easy quick bread is just what I’m in the  mood for today. A great September bread.  Thise bread is not to too sweet and  makes a nice snack or fast breakfast on the go.   I use baking spray to prepare the pans. My small …

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Which Vegetable Has The Highest Sugar Content?

1. Carrot2. Sweet Potato3. Beet4. Corn, sweet yellow5. Winter Squash Give up? Beets! Here is the sugar content for one cup of each:Carrot – 6.7Sweet potato – 5.43Beet – 9.19Corn, sweet yellow – 9.08Winter Squash – 2.55 Source: USDA Nutrient Data Laboratory: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search

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