Happy Herbivore Blog

November 5, 2011

I'm in NY Times! (plus LA eats!)

When I touched down in LA yesterday, my phone started buzzing like crazy. I almost screamed when I opened a message from my friend that said, "OMG Lindsay! You're in the NYT!"

In fact, I can't believe I didn't scream or jump on someone --- I guess being on a plane helps me react a little better in public! Anyway here is a link to the NY Times article if you didn't catch it yesterday and you can check out four recipes from my new cookbook, Everyday Happy Herbivore, that are great for Thanksgiving. 

Next on to the food!

Chef AJ took me to Seed Bistro (WeHo location) which was ahhhmazing. We ended up ordering a lot of food so we could try everything! Chef Eric came out of the kitchen a few times to say hello, which I thought was awesome. 

First I started with a drink I simply couldn't pass up after reading it on the menu -- chilled barley tea. The tea is actually made in-house from ground up barley and has a nice nutty and smoked taste about it. If you're into teas, you'll love this one.

Next, salads!

Normally I'm not a fan of seaweed or raw red onions, but I took the waiters advice and ordered this kale, seaweed and qunioa salad on his recommendation and left it "as is." So glad I did! 

This salad was also incredible! If you order a salad here, you must have a taste of the miso tahini dressing.

NEXT! bento box! I was really into the kale -- and the seitan in the far corner reminded us of "McNuggets"

southwest "burger" - loved it! 

I was tweeting about being at seed, and someone tweeted back at me saying I could not miss the chocolate mousse. So we ordered that and the recommendation was spot on--could not be missed! It was pure heaven -- rich, thick and velvety. I'm not even a big chocolate or mousse or cheesecake fan but this blew me away. The white cream sauce was outstanding and so were the "cookies" !

Many, many hours later Chef AJ surprised me with this treat: vegan soft serve ice cream... but get this: it's made from sweet potatoes! and the cone? gluten-free!

This cold treat comes from Hugo's, a place I frequented when I lived in Los Angeles a few years ago! 

Now if you'll excuse me I have some 600 muffins and cupcakes to bake (plus onion rings and cookies!) for HTLA this weekend!

Speaking of HTLA, you can watch it live online (free)! I go on about 3:45 pm PST (6:45 EST) on sunday!

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