Cactus Tacos at Costa Alegre in Echo Park.

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A friend just told me about a Sage Organic Vegan Bistro in Echo Park.  The food was amazing (I had the Street Tacos with chili seasoned jackfruit, onion, cilantro, lime and garlic aoli on a corn tortilla) and they have a great selection of vegan ice creams & deserts.  I can’t wait to go back next week!

What is your favorite vegan restaurant?

Vegan Update

So, I have been a dietary Vegan for one week.  If you don’t know me this is a big deal.  I will be 40 in one month and could never conceive of not eating meat.  A few weeks ago my wife read an article on CNN and I decide that I would start gradually changing my diet when I returned from our Seattle vacation and I ordered Forks over Knives before we left .  The easiest change was switching my daily latte to soy.

The day after we returned I had my usual (now soy) latte and an oatmeal for breakfast and then my wife surprised me with an early dinner and a vegan restaurant.  After dinner I thought, well that’s one day down why go back?  So I didn’t.  That was last Saturday and since then I have maintained a vegan diet.  I feel great, and besides a few cravings (orange chicken) I feel great.

I would recommend Trader Joe’s for any new Vegan.  They have a great selection of pre-made and frozen vegan meals.  For great recipes, check out Vegan Dad.

Well, that’s all for now. But I will leave you with a question.

What are your favorite vegan recipes?

My first day as a Vegan

So, we just returned from a vacation in Seattle. I decided that when I returned I would become a dietary vegan. Seattle has great restaurants. (Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE meat!) But, I am overweight and almost 40 and have a beautiful wife and daughter who I want to see grow into a woman. 

Before I left, I ordered Forks over Knives and planned to make a gradual change.  I switched to soy milk a week ago.  Anyway, today, Pam, my wife surprised me with dinner at Green Earth Vegan Cuisine in Pasadena.  Great food!  I had the Fajita Vegana and it was amazing.

Tomorrow we are off to Trader Joe’s to shop for the week.