Candle Cafe: Seitan Chimichurri.

Seitan Chimichurri ($8.00)

So I’ve reviewed Candle Cafe on the UES a few times before- mostly for selfish reasons since it is one of my favorite places to eat in NYC. Great service, great food, great area.. why wouldn’t I keep going back? Out of all of the times I’ve dined at Candle I’ve never tried the ever so popular Seitan Chimichurri ($8.00) – big pieces of seitan ( a wheat protein) marinated in a citrus herb sauce then grilled up to perfection. Let me tell you a delightful appetizer, the seitan is grilled to a perfect texture and the sauce was unbelievably delicious. They offer this seitan at Whole Foods NYC in the case to take home- I have tried this version of the dish but I have to say I think you get a completely different and better experience having it served fresh to your table at Candle. So go on to the upper east side and try this bite of heaven. You won’t be sorry!
Eat clean stay healthy:)

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

Candle Cafe: Website
1307 3rd Avenue ( 74/75th street)
New York NY.
212.472.0970

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Chef Brookes Natural Cafe: Ft. Myers Fl.

Vegan Mac N Cheese ( GF*)

I’ve written a few reviews on Chef Brookes in Fort Myers Fl, but this dish Im going to review tasted so delicious it became a necessity to review it to let you all know what your missing! 😉 Macaroni and cheese a comforting all american dish.. kids, adults, teens who doesn’t love it? Well for vegans or maybe those of you who just don’t enjoy cheese we miss out on this delicacy..until now friends… Vegan Mac N “Cheese“( gluten free*) : Brown rice pasta cooked perfectly topped with “cheese” but no, not your typical boring soy cheese you would normally find at another vegan joint. Chef Brooke has taken it further with much more creativity.. The “cheese” is actually made from roasted yellow squash and delicious herbs-homemade. I can honestly say this is one of the best things ever to hit my tongue . Hot and comforting just the way mac n cheese should be. A healthy vegan and gluten free take on a classic, and let me tell you a successful one at that! Chef Brooke offers different specials everyday along with fresh baked goods, and smoothies.. I can’t say if you stop in that you’ll catch her making the mac n cheese but maybe you can put in a request – tell her I sent you;)
Alrighty eat clean and healthy kids:)

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Kris

Chef Brookes Natural Cafe:
1850 Boyscout Drive
Fort Myers Fl.
239.332.2433
Hours: Mon- Sat. 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Check it out:)

Good Enough to Eat: NYC

Strawberry Preserves
Irish Oatmeal ( $8.00)
Multi Grain Toast

So today we did breakfast. “Good Enough to Eat” is a place on W. 83rd Street a block away from church. This place is not a total vegan place but we always pass it after church and there is ALWAYS a line outside. We got to the place around 9:45 a.m. for breakfast and their was a small line since it was early. We got seated right away since we were a party of 2. This is a cute little restaurant everything is pretty much homemade, they have a big menu with waffles, pancakes, eggs, bacon, oatmeal, homemade granola, you name it! As I said most of it is not vegan as the waffles and all have egg and milk but the oatmeal is vegan, the grits, bread, granola, they also offer 2 vegan tofu scrambles. The decor is cute old type country ( almost reminded me of a cracker barrel) I ordered the “Irish Steal Cut Oatmeal with Bananas and Raisins”, which came with a side of Multi Grain Toast ( $8.00) I also had a side of strawberry preserves with my toast. The oatmeal was delicious thick but creamy with some soymilk, fresh bananas and raisins. The toast was thick and homemade, they give big portions (4 BIG pieces of toast), smudged with the nice fresh strawberry preserves a bite of heaven. Me and mom also split a side order of grits($3)- I’ve always been a fan of good, hot grits with fresh pepper on top and toast. . nothing better… and these were no exception. Some of the best grit’s I’ve eaten! This place also offers lunch and dinner ( so many options so check out the menu online) What I love is that they have most everything as a side order so if you wanted to try a bit of everything you pretty much could! This is a great place for non vegans but they do have great options for vegans as well ( seeing as I enjoyed it:)} Eat good and eat clean:)

Peace, Love, and Vegan Food,

Grits ($3.00)

Kris

Good Enough to Eat:
483 Amsterdam Avenue ( 83/84th)
212.496.0163